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  • Summary: Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine and was revealed at E3 that it will be coming to the Xbox One.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
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  1. Sep 7, 2014
    97
    Reshaping a pristine landscape into new world using your own two hands while things try to kill you isn’t just an amazingly rewarding gaming experience, it’s a clever retelling of human history.
  2. Sep 9, 2014
    90
    A beautiful edition of a game that's still great. Hi-res, very good multiplayer support, Minecraft for Xbox One is unmissable.
  3. Sep 15, 2014
    90
    Larger map size is the key feature of this greatly appreciated next-gen update of Minecraft.
  4. Oct 28, 2014
    90
    Much like going from a rustic shelter to a statuesque castle, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will only offer more in time, with future updates adding even more hours to a game already brimming with near-endless potential.
  5. 90
    It seems pointless praising a game everyone knows is great, but this version provides a much more stable gaming experience.
  6. Sep 19, 2014
    85
    This creative toolbox didn’t lose any of its magic. Minecraft doesn’t need level-ups, xp, buffs or special abilities to motivate – it captivates with its sheer openness and endless creativity.
  7. Sep 16, 2014
    75
    This new version of Minecraft features a deeper field of view, a really smooth frame rate and a 1080p definition. The game is the same since 2011, and it's fabulous, but it's not for everyone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47
  1. Apr 12, 2015
    10
    This is a complete improvement from the xbox 360 version in every way which makes this version the best improved game ever, this is a totalThis is a complete improvement from the xbox 360 version in every way which makes this version the best improved game ever, this is a total MASTERPIECE! Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2014
    10
    Minecraft X1 Edition is WONDERFUL. If you're on the fence about this game (thinking it's only for kids like I did before I played it), you'reMinecraft X1 Edition is WONDERFUL. If you're on the fence about this game (thinking it's only for kids like I did before I played it), you're VERY far from the truth -- Minecraft gives you the reigns for endless creativity, build what your heart desires and destroy what you don't admire.

    The gameplay is without a doubt endless and does not cease to impress me no matter how many hours I sink into it! The $5 upgrade from 360 edition is the cherry on top. You shouldn't think twice about this masterpiece.
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  3. Sep 10, 2014
    10
    My kids love this, downloaded and played from day one. The ability to play split side by side is awesome, no fighting for whos turn it is. IMy kids love this, downloaded and played from day one. The ability to play split side by side is awesome, no fighting for whos turn it is. I also purchase a couple packs, a skin pack for my son who wanted to be a squid and the candy texture pack for my daughter who loves pink. This is how games should be, low cost, download, buy extras for $1 or $2. Rather than $90 and $30 DLC items. Im sure if this game was $80 I still would have purchased it, but its worthy of a 10 score for value, playability, replayability and minecraft awesomeness. Expand
  4. May 2, 2015
    9
    Minecraft on consoles takes a huge step forward. The ability to transfer your worlds and purchases from the 360 version make it so there'sMinecraft on consoles takes a huge step forward. The ability to transfer your worlds and purchases from the 360 version make it so there's really no excuse to make this upgrade. It's obviously still not up to the scope of the PC version, but consoles have never been closer. With the promise of more to come in future updates it might not be long until it's there. Even without all of the PC benefits Minecraft on consoles is still a highly addictive experience.

    There are no goals in the game other than the ones you make for yourself. It's a game that requires player driven exploration, creation, and destruction. The results are liberating. Finding new things to craft and shaping the world to look however you want it to is a blast. Animals and dangerous monsters who only appear at night give the world some extra life. You can get pets or fight until dawn against enemies like the explosive creeper that can destroy what you've built. Or you can focus on raising animals for food and sleep the night away so that you don't have to deal with monster.

    The building mechanics are simple to use and give you an almost endless amount of freedom. Having friends along for the ride only serves to make the game more fun and increase your productivity. The larger world size compared to previous console versions means that there is even more potential and freedom to do whatever you want. The gameplay experience is truly endless.

    If you have never experienced Minecraft then there is no better way to do it on consoles. While the PC version is still the way you will want to go for the biggest and more content rich version, with future updates on the horizon it's not hard to see how the game might one day match the PC version. As of right now though it is still an excellent way to play an excellent game. It's a non-stop source of player driven and created fun. One that I highly recommend experiencing.

    I give "Minecraft: Xbox One Edition" a 9.1/10.
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  5. Apr 7, 2015
    8
    Tried Minecraft years ago on PC but wasn't my type of game. Bought the X1 edition for when younger extended family members are around ... andTried Minecraft years ago on PC but wasn't my type of game. Bought the X1 edition for when younger extended family members are around ... and found myself enjoying playing through the tutorial. So much so that I'm now moving on to building my own world. And my neice showed me how to make Nether portals!
    I don't think I'll become a Minecraft time-slave as many others have, though I'm thoroughly enjoying myself in the block universe. I'm now bouncing between MC, Neverwinter, and the always-a-hoot Sunset Overdrive awesomepocalypse.
    Bring on the remastered State of Decay, MKX, ESO, Arkham Knight ... and HALO 5!!!
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  6. Nov 24, 2014
    8
    Great fun to be had here. Minecraft is Minecraft, unless you've lived under a rock for the past 5 years, you know what you are going to get.Great fun to be had here. Minecraft is Minecraft, unless you've lived under a rock for the past 5 years, you know what you are going to get.

    The reason I have knocked 2 marks off and not give it a perfect 10 is 1. A lot of people see this as a plus but I personally think the map is far too big. And 2, The version released Day One is too far behind the recent update that is currently available on PC,

    I would have much preferred them to compromise on map size and give us the additions of the latest Minecraft edition on PC.

    Saying that, I love playing this with my brothers and my children both of which are at completely the opposite ends of the scale!
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  7. Jan 15, 2017
    0
    Mais... euh... sérieusement ? c'est quoi l'intérêt ? c'est quoi le "jeu" ? ah le "jeu" c'est d'y trouver un intérêt, j'ai compris ! AlorsMais... euh... sérieusement ? c'est quoi l'intérêt ? c'est quoi le "jeu" ? ah le "jeu" c'est d'y trouver un intérêt, j'ai compris ! Alors attendez, je cherche, je cherche...

    Bon, je vois pas. Enfin si, je vois les graphismes immondes à faire vomir un bouc ; ça me rappelle l'époque du jeu PC avant que 3Dfx ne débarque (cette révolution pixelienne, que d'émotions). Donc là, ça rappelle plutôt de mauvais souvenirs tous ces gros carrés qui vous regardent droit dans les yeux sans honte. Quoique ce soit bien pire qu'à l'époque, car en ce temps-là, les jeux n'étaient pas constitués uniquement de blocs pixélisés, non, non.

    Bref, les graphismes donnent l'impression d'un crachat en pleine gueule... pour 20 balles quand même. Non, ne mélange pas tout : tu files 20 balles pour te faire cracher dessus, pas l'inverse. Et tu dis merci.

    L'interface est à chier par terre à la manette : j'ai rarement vu un truc pareil. Pas intuitif pour un sou, pas ergonomique, mal foutu, tarabiscoté, illogique, dénué du moindre bon sens : une interface de psychopathe épileptogène.

    Du reste, la mécanique de ce pseudo-jeu est pauvre et le but peu motivant : fabrique des trucs parce que les monstres sortent la nuit ! c'est d'un ennui consternant, ce monde générique de pacotille généré aléatoirement. Rendez-moi mes vieux Légos, je vous fais un Star Destroyer ! sans me faire chier avec cette merde de "Minecraft" !
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