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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: 14 out of 54
  2. Negative: 25 out of 54
  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. Dec 1, 2015
    9
    I was never a fan of Tattletale Games but, what they did with Minecraft: Story Mode made up for all the other games that they made, all in allI was never a fan of Tattletale Games but, what they did with Minecraft: Story Mode made up for all the other games that they made, all in all Excellent Story and the choices you have to make are not only Difficult to decide but, the Game is so far Better then The Wolf Among us, and also the Characters of Minecraft: Story Mode are very Memorable. Expand
  3. Dec 22, 2018
    8
    sure there no such thing to play and its more like movie rather than a game, sure the animation aren't great, i mean, even minecraft musicsure there no such thing to play and its more like movie rather than a game, sure the animation aren't great, i mean, even minecraft music videos have much nicer animation than this game, but the story itself deserves a 10 star, if you're a minecraft fan, the story is fantastic, its actually more interesting than even a serial or movie or whatever. if you're a minecraft fan (with game itself not the gameplay), this game is a must for you. Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2015
    5
    The game itself is good,tells an interesting story and let players do their own decision.But the story ends when it is about to getThe game itself is good,tells an interesting story and let players do their own decision.But the story ends when it is about to get interesting.It is like watching a movie,but not much to play,it should have been more in this game,more minecraft elements in it.This game has the look of minecraft,but not the soul. Expand
  5. Oct 27, 2015
    3
    First of all, I really like Telltale Games (I own and have played all of their titles). Minecraft Story Mode, however, is one boring, blandFirst of all, I really like Telltale Games (I own and have played all of their titles). Minecraft Story Mode, however, is one boring, bland mess. There is absolutely nothing engaging about this title. The graphics are outdated (yeah, I know, it is minecraftesque), the music is mehh and the writing is subpar compared to other Telltale titles (e.g. Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands etc.). This will be the first time that I don't buy the season pass after having played the first episode. Expand
  6. Mar 11, 2017
    2
    Considering how story-based this game actually is, the plot of the game is very uninteresting and bland. Throughout my whole play-through, IConsidering how story-based this game actually is, the plot of the game is very uninteresting and bland. Throughout my whole play-through, I couldn't care less about any of the characters. Please heed my advice, DO NOT buy this game. Not even if it's on sale. It isn't even worth your time. Expand
  7. Sep 2, 2020
    0
    More telltale junk as usual. I replayed the game to remember how bad and overrated it was. DO NOT BUY!!!

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