Telltale Games is dipping into the Minecraft franchise to launch Story Mode. The trailer features the voice talent of Patton Oswalt, Cory Feldman & Billy West. I should start out by saying I thought Minecraft was neat, but I am not a very big fan. That said, this trailer failed to excite me but I wondered if it worked for Minecraft fans. Maybe Story Mode is what the Minecraft fans crave?

Let me know in the comments.

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/04/2015 at 06:01pm

Since they announced this a few months back, I've been wondering why this is a good idea. Having watched the trailer, I'm still not sure.

I mean it's Telltale so it will probably have good gameplay, but I have no real drive to pick this up. I never thought Minecraft needed anything story-related attached to it.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/04/2015 at 10:08pm

Right, that seems to be my reaction too.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 07/04/2015 at 10:50pm

Did Lego need story games, or a movie for that matter?

Story mode for Minecraft will do extremely well, because Minecraft does extremely well. Whether it needs it or not (which it doesn't).

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/04/2015 at 11:10pm

Hahaha yeah, I agree. Money will be made. Oh yes, it will be made.

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/a7jJnwEeiU0/hqdefault.jpg

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 07/04/2015 at 11:37pm

I recently bought Jurassic Park: The Game during the Steam Summer sale. It's a Telltale game and from what I've heard, they all have similar game play, which I think is disappointing. In Jurassic Park, I had to press a button (I used my controller) to perform an action at a certain time. Not hitting the right buttons at the right time often caused my characters to be eaten by dinosaurs. I wasn't really fond of JP's game play. So, I'm imagining a similar experience with this game.

As for Minecraft (the real game) there's an expected 1.9 release coming eventually. That update is called "The Combat Update" as it adds shields and I think makes use of both hands. Check the wiki for more info.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/06/2015 at 02:08pm
Travis   Admin wrote on 07/06/2015 at 05:37pm

If this is just a marriage of the different versions, letting you use mouse/keyboard, touch, or controller, then I'm fine with that and it makes sense. I'll probably even buy it. If they ignore the standard version of Minecraft to work on this one, then I'm not going to be happy.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 07/29/2015 at 05:40am

The new snapshot for 1.9 should be out today (Wednesday).

I read something else about the Windows 10 version of Minecraft, which for now is disappointing. Basically, W10 is getting the Pocket Edition of the game, which is a very bare version of the game. I have it on my tablet. Many, many things are missing, including music. I'm hoping this new version of the game will help the development of the PE, since they seem to be essentially the same thing.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 07/29/2015 at 10:34am

Oh! Existing Minecraft owners can get the Windows 10 beta version for free: https://mojang.com/2015/07/get-minecraft-windows-10-edition-beta-for-free/

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/29/2015 at 03:48pm

Yeah you get it for free, I claimed mine, but the fact that it's just a port of the pocket edition is annoying. At least they're giving it to people who already bought the full version.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 08/27/2015 at 11:36pm

Confirmed for Wii U release. "Minecraft: Story Mode is also coming to a long list of other platforms, including Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac, Android, and iOS."

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/minecraft-story-mode-confirmed-for-wii-u/1100-6430076/

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/28/2015 at 04:43am

Interesting. I'll be keeping a lookout for how the reviews land for this one.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 10/23/2015 at 09:36pm

I just bought this for Vinny. We both love Minecraft, but I think he'd enjoy this game more than me. I have watched the few episodes Paul Soares, Jr. posted of him playing this game. This summer I bought the Jurassic Park TellTale game and it didn't really turn out to be something I really wanted. What I mean is that the game play seemed very limited, basically you watch and and move at times, but also you have to press a certain key (or combination of keys) at the right time. Failure to perform those keystrokes often meant death in the game. However, from what I've seen of this game, it has that, but it also seems to have more dialog choices. I'm really not sure if I'll get this game for myself, it is kind of tempting though.

Does anyone else have any thoughts on this now that the game has been released?

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