Minecraft, FarmVille, What's The Difference?

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Colorfully named Kotaku commenter BubbleF**kingBuddy keeps it short and sweet in today's Speak-Up on Kotaku, asking why our readers love Minecraft but hate FarmVille.


Does it seem fair that Kotakuites often shit on Farmville for being "casual" or "pointless", and then go on to play Minecraft all day? Why the double standard?

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I'm kind of surprised by how many people laud Minecraft for promoting creativity. Don't get me wrong, I think its a very fun game, but a work of art? Yes you can technically build whatever you want in the world but your still limited by the materials the game gives you. Re-creating the Notre Dame Cathedral in the game is very impressive and takes quite a bit of determination but I'm not sure I'd classify it as creative. I don't know, maybe I'm just old fashioned but I'd rather draw or build stuff on my own than in a virtual world where I'm severely limited by pre-determine tools/materials.

Oh, and I haven't played Farmville but based on what I've seen I think that most people could agree that Minecraft is the far superior video game.