RPG games nowadays no longer offer gammers the slightest chance, if any, to use their own imagination. Pick any top shelf title and you’ll find yourself button mashing between cut scenes waiting for the next guided tour of the fantasy you purchased. Not your fantasy, and definitely not your imagination. Don’t get me wrong tho, there are a handful of titles out there that claim open ended worlds or multiple endings. They are great as long as you still have that spoon fed storyline left. When it comes to these games, I’d rather sit back and watch it as extremely advanced 3D rendered movie with epic music scores and visuals.
There is hope for our imagination and it comes from Minecraft.
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before that happens. It also has music by C418! So far 7,950,627 people have registered and 2,219,567 people bought the game. [http://www.minecraft.net/]
Minecraft is a sandbox construction game, inspired by Infiniminer, and created by Markus Persson, the founder of Mojang AB. The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.
Minecraft is currently in beta, available to players for €14.95 (~$21/~£13). Beta singleplayer and Beta multiplayer, when purchased, can be played in the user’s web browser, or using the downloadable client. Minecraft Classic is available to play for free. Minecraft development started around the 10th of May 2009, pre-orders for the full game started being accepted on the 13th of June 2009. Minecraft’s official release date is planned to be the 11th of November 2011. [http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Minecraft_Wiki]