Average User Score: 7.4Nov 26, 2011notch is a complete hack. He gets way too much esteem for his "accomplishments." First off, Minecraft is almost an exact copy ofnotch is a complete hack. He gets way too much esteem for his "accomplishments." First off, Minecraft is almost an exact copy of Infiniminer, a game created by Zach Barth. Do a search on Google if you are not familiar with that game. So he is no genius game designer. Secondly, Minecraft runs like crap. Given the way the game looks, it should easily run at 60fps in a browser. Instead, even on high performance machines, it still does not run smoothly as a standalone application. So he is no genius programmer.
Lastly, he's hired a crew of programmers and started a "game company", yet take a look Minecraft today versus 2 years ago. It's virtually the same game, with a few new crafting items thrown in.
I still don't understand why people regard this game so highly. It feels like a classic "the emperor has no clothes."… Expand