Review by Emily O'Toole (15)
Minecraft as we know it has always been the game where you see what type of person you are. You are either a daring adventurer looking for trouble in Survival Mode or you're more of an original who prefers to be safe in creative mode.
However Minecraft: Story Mode is designed to have a bit of both aspects within. It is a game easily adapted to even if the angles in the game are not. The controls are the same as in the normal Minecraft depending on how you have them personally.
The opening Titles are unique to all Telltale games and they show this in Minecraft: Story Mode. They are different but exclusive in a way that shows how the game develops as a whole. The whole game runs smoothly when played and the loading screens don't take very long when going into the next scene.
Throughout the story the decisions that are made when given several options affect the story in later upcoming events. This is highly effective as if and when the game is re-played from the beginning there are the possibilities of several different outcomes.
The story itself is a mysterious, very interesting and engaging one, but it'll be more fun if I let you find that out yourself.
Drawing on the Minecraft influence, you're now able to craft certain items during your adventure, using the bits and pieces you pick up during the story mode. Accessible via crafting tables found around the world, you simply need to arrange your stones, bits of string and wooden sticks on the 3x3 grid following the recipe to make swords, bows and arrows and bouncy slime blocks, all of which will come into their own during your adventure. Whether it's firing an arrow to disable a traps pressure pad or mixing up a bouncy slime block to break into a chicken coop and create a diversion, crafting plays a big part of Minecraft's point and click style puzzles.
Overall I enjoyed playing this game, even if when the episodes end on a cliffhanger it aggravates me, because I want to play more, now!