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Sure, the Minecraft concept sounds pretty neat, but whats with the 1990 graphics? The original castle wolfenstein had better graphics in what 1990?
I'd probably be a little more interested if it looked as good as say Doom 2.
I doubt that its a limitation of Java, I've written a few things using Java and jogl (Java opengl binding), and no, performance is not at the C level, but its close.
Is this some sort of inside joke type thing of look how lame our graphics are but people still want to play our game.
Seriously, not trolling here, just want to understand the rationale behind the ridiculously primitive graphics in Minecraft. Edited 2011-05-06 22:53 UTC
You will not find more bang for your buck.
I’ve played for several hundreds of hours, and it cost €15. No other game has ever come close to that much value for money. Pokémon and Zelda games take up 50-100 hours and I think that’s great value, but Minecraft just blows it out of the water.
The graphics really are part of what makes the game what it is. You have to play it to really see that.
I agree as to the bang/buck thing.
This game is just too addictive, I'd keep digging, exploring and building for hours on end if I didn't have children to pay attention to once in a while
I did, however, install a slightly more hi-res mod (Dokucraft Light). Why? Just because
I've played it (OK, only for a few hours), but just could not get used to the "low-rezness" of it. I like the blocks idea, just wish they could come up with some higher rez textures. No, I'm not wanting something like Crysis, just some higher rez textures would be nice.
Focus on graphics is probably what is slowly killing the video game industry, I'm not against nice graphics but HD graphics made video games costs millions of dollars.
That is why the mobile game are gaining a lot of traction (beside the lower entry barrier to get an SDK), because expectation are lower in terms of graphics and cost are way lower, which allow dev to take risks and innovate (unfortunately this statement become invalid as they are beginning to rip off each other and copying flash games).