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  • Summary: Minecraft: Story Mode is an adventure game set in a Minecraft world. It is a 5-part episodic series that will take you to the Nether, the Farlands, the End, and beyond. You will determine how the story flows through the decisions you make: what you say to people (and how you say it), andMinecraft: Story Mode is an adventure game set in a Minecraft world. It is a 5-part episodic series that will take you to the Nether, the Farlands, the End, and beyond. You will determine how the story flows through the decisions you make: what you say to people (and how you say it), and what you choose to do in moments of action. Expand

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Oct 15, 2015
    90
    Story Mode is fun and light-hearted, and rekindles those feelings of excitement and adventure you had with friends when you were a kid. It may wear its influences on its sleeve, but that's not such a bad thing when it's handled so well.
  2. Oct 21, 2015
    80
    It’s a subtle and sweet work made with an awareness that the best part of a journey comes when you realize that you are the story.
  3. Jan 5, 2016
    80
    Episode 1 definitely sets things up well, and while the characters are a little weak so far, the quest itself is interesting enough I can’t wait to see what the next episode holds.
  4. Oct 13, 2015
    70
    It's a pleasant start, packed with individual events but featuring little in the way of narrative propulsion. When I reached the end of this episode, I wanted more. I'm hoping that, like most outstanding Minecraft creations, Minecraft: Story Mode just needs a little more time to build.
  5. Oct 20, 2015
    70
    Fans of Minecraft might enjoy it on the surface for its in-your-face references, which is fine, because not much exists beneath the surface. If you're thinking about purchasing Telltale's newest title, do so with these considerations in mind. Similarly, if you buy it, approach it knowing what to expect and be prepared for light, childish adventure.
  6. Oct 19, 2015
    60
    The Order of the Stone suggests that Minecraft: Story Mode is - so far - the least interesting game from Telltale. Adventure is enjoyable, but never surprises and will speak mostly to people who know and like Minecraft. Others can be bored at times.
  7. Oct 13, 2015
    50
    So far, Minecraft: Story Mode is like a Saturday morning cartoon. Sure, there is conflict, but it doesn't feel dire. Sure, there are funny bits, but the comedy isn't sharp or intelligent. Sure, there is a story, but it doesn't feel like it matters yet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 53
  2. Negative: 22 out of 53
  1. Oct 26, 2015
    10
    I had to give this a ten to balance out the hate. This game probably deserves more like a 7 but not nearly all the hate its getting now. ThisI had to give this a ten to balance out the hate. This game probably deserves more like a 7 but not nearly all the hate its getting now. This is basically a cartoonish walking dead. Everyone loved walking dead so don't hate this game tell tales did a good job. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2015
    9
    As a continuous Minecraft-Player this game was an instant-buy for me and i am in no way disappointed. I have not played any otherAs a continuous Minecraft-Player this game was an instant-buy for me and i am in no way disappointed. I have not played any other TellTaleGames Games, nor do i enjoy quick-time events. Still this game really caught me with its story. It may be clearly aimed at younger people (which i am no longer counting myself towards with 18 years) but if you do like Minecraft, it is worth its money so far.

    The Graphics reach what all fans have created in awesome animations, but still stays mostly true to the Minecraft universe - 9.5/10

    The story has yet to unfold as this is part 1 of 5, but so far i am pleased - current rating: 8/10

    The Gameplay lacks a lot of interactivity, but that is what a visual novel or story-based game is NOT about. As mentioned before, i hate quick-time events, but these are simple and easy to understand, though i am annoyed by that fact i had to jump with E instead of Space - 7/10

    Including the blast i had playing it and the reaction of my friends, i come to a total score of 9/10 and i am looking forward to playing the rest of the story in a universe i learned to love.
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  3. Oct 15, 2015
    8
    The game is fantastic, the story although more children than other games from Telltale is cool and fun, the graphics despite being pixelated,The game is fantastic, the story although more children than other games from Telltale is cool and fun, the graphics despite being pixelated, they're cool, and depending on your point of view are up beautiful, I really liked the game and I am anxiously waiting for the next episode. Expand
  4. Mar 2, 2016
    6
    I played it,because i didnt have anything else to do and overall it wasnt that bad.I am sure this will intrigue more young audiences.The voiceI played it,because i didnt have anything else to do and overall it wasnt that bad.I am sure this will intrigue more young audiences.The voice acting was a little worse than a typicall TT game,but the story isnt half bad.I believe it can get even more interesting with the more episodes. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2015
    4
    This game made me upset due to playing it bc its like playing there previous 2012 game "The Walking Dead" the gameplay is the same you haveThis game made me upset due to playing it bc its like playing there previous 2012 game "The Walking Dead" the gameplay is the same you have choices and its like playing the old game but its a Minecraft feel to it. To be honest when I heard about it I thought it was gonna be like playing Minecraft but you have to do stuff to get to new place/levels but your still playing Minecraft i honestly thought is was gonna be a add on to the actual game but it wasn't which made me upset. I love Minecraft honestly but this is gonna make Minecraft look like a bad game which i didn't want happening I'm sorry Telltale games but you just made an older games gameplay and merged it with Minecraft. Expand
  6. Oct 19, 2015
    2
    + If you have 5 years old kids
    + If you dont like playing game and sometimes, you want only use "Q"
    - It is the worst TT game - Minecraft
    + If you have 5 years old kids
    + If you dont like playing game and sometimes, you want only use "Q"
    - It is the worst TT game
    - Minecraft is only word in the title of game
    - Stupid story in game, where wasnt story and they "created" it...Terrible music, terrible "actor´s" voices

    If you like and play Minecraft, dont buy it. Don´t support TT, that doing still the same with different scenery....
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  7. Jul 19, 2016
    0
    [PT-BR] Para a empresa que lançou o melhor jogo que eu já joguei na minha vida, que é a Telltale Games eu digo isso: Volte a fazer bom[PT-BR] Para a empresa que lançou o melhor jogo que eu já joguei na minha vida, que é a Telltale Games eu digo isso: Volte a fazer bom jogos!!!!!!!!!! Expand

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