reviews\ Jan 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Minecraft: Wii U Edition Review

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By its definition of an open-world concept, there’s no wrong way to play Minecraft. It’s probably not wise to venture into the Nether world until you’re “of age,” but you can certainly do it. Just as you can disturb underground mazes, home to Cave Spiders and Zombies. Or tour small villages where jerkish Skeletons are on regular patrol, keeping everyone house-bound. There’s also no wrong way to experience Minecraft (barring Minecraft: Story Mode, which is something on its own).

This is a game where there is no stigma associated with playing it any way other than its established form, and a Wii U iteration isn’t going to change that. Some titles originally on a competing platform have undergone changes or been buffed with content upon coming to Wii U, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition being one recent example. With the long (perhaps abandoned) wait for this version of Minecraft, there was an expectation that this would follow a similar approach, or at minimum be without compromises in content. Whether viewed as a gateway into the world of Minecraft or as an alternate option with potentially more convenient multiplayer prospects, there are some signs to mind before embarking on the journey.

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