SurvivalCraft? Now this looks interesting
This just popped up over the weekend and is rising quickly in the Top 200 of iTunes. SurvivalCraft is a port from Windows 7 Phone and appears to be a pretty damn impressive Minecraft clone. Now the question is, why not just buy Minecraft?
I’m a big fan of Minecraft, but the Pocket Edition comes across as lacking. There are so many things missing, such as the type of rocks you can place. I know Notch and the Mojang team are working like mad to make the experience the same on the PC and Mobile space, but they seem to have too many hands in too many pies.
I’ve tried other clones and there is always something wrong. Either the movement is too difficult or frustrating or the actual experience is lacking. Most of them look the same so it’s not the graphics, you’re just limited on what you can do.
The YouTube videos on SurvivalCraft look quite compelling. One of them I watched was about trapping a wild boar in a pit. The crafting mechanic looked the same, the graphics looked the same, but the objects you can work with looked quite different. I don’t remember spikes in Minecraft (but then again, I haven’t played in awhile). Maybe that was added when my back was turned.
However, the placing of tiles looked quite good and it looked pretty easy to move around. So the question is, does anyone have experience with this version? If it were $0.99, I’d just buy it and try it out. But I don’t want to waste yet another $3.99 on a came that doesn’t deliver the goods.
I like the way this game looks so is it worth the investment? Will this give me something close to the Minecraft I’m used to? Is the gameplay as good as what these videos make it out to be?
I’m tempted to just get it, but wanted to see if anyone confirm it’s coolness factor first. 🙂
Update: Just found this image for Survivalcraft – Wow!
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