Minecraft Scores Perfect First Review, Game Selling at One Every Five Seconds

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Minecraft is meant to come out today, but Eurogamer already had a chance to play through the game and... beat it. That's right the retail version of Minecraft has stats, buffing and an endgame with poetic pay off. It also is a game that warrants a perfect score from the reviewer Alec Meer.


Anticipation for this full release of this game has been building for years, currently if you hop onto the Minecraft.net site you can see in real time that people are registering for the site at faster than one a second. Someone, somewhere seems to be buying a copy of the game nearly every five seconds. Already sales have topped 4 million. And it's not out yet, not until later today.

Despite the 10 out of 10 score, Meer does point out that there are some issues with the game. Its experience system and endgame both are undercooked, he says, as is its final boss battle.


But overall, Meer is a fan:

"Minecraft is a towering achievement in the very possibilities of gaming, and it does this without losing itself to either esoterica or cynicism. It is a game anyone can play and anyone can get something out of, no matter how skilled or imaginative they are. They will make something and they will have an experience that feels like theirs and theirs alone."

Head on over to Eurogamer for the review and Minecraft to be mesmerized by the steady tick of sales, or to pick up your own copy. We'll have our gut check and review coming later this month.

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Mr. Blonde

What's a Minecraft? Seriously...I have heard of Minecraft plenty of times, but I am completely unfamiliar. Is it a "Tower Defense" game? Seems like every other game is one.

What the hells are #hashtags for exactly, btw? As technologically inclined as I may be, I am not at all a Twi-Hard, so I'm in the dark. Sometimes internet stuff just passes me by or something...it took me probably a good year or two to finally know what a "meme" was.

And yes, I could Google it, but the answers here are better. Usually...