#ICaved and bought…Minecraft

I could have gotten it long, long ago. I told myself that if I ever got Minecraft that I’d want it in cartridge form for the Switch. More so to make absolute sure that I wanted it.

I know, I’m strange that way. But is a really good way to save money!

So since you’re reading this right now…I guess I did buy it?

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I got Minecraft!

Sitting here with the game cartridge in hand, it sort of feels surreal. I’ve avoided jumping onto the hype-train for so long and I can’t believe that I’ve cracked. I wanted a game on the Switch that I can just pick up and play for fun, for some reason this was it.

I managed to the physical version on sale on the Malaysian online marketplace, Lazada. So not only did I bite the bullet, I didn’t make as big a dent in my bank account as I could have done if I caved earlier!

At this point, I was still hesitant. Am I really going to enjoy this game? But I do not regret this purchase, not one bit.

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So…why did it take me so long?

It took me this long mainly because I’m not really one to jump on hype-trains. I was mildly interested in Minecraft when it came out in 2011, but 9 years ago I was struggling through secondary school and couldn’t randomly buy games on the family laptop (not that it could run anything more than The Sims). Everyone was either a lover or a hater and I just decided to be neutral and not touch it at all.

8 years and many, many Pewdiepie videos later… I finally bought it for myself.

I’m super into “idle”-type games that don’t really have explicit quests, progression or end games, because there’s only so many times that you’d be want to play Breath of the Wild before it becomes…boring. Not to say that BOTW was boring in any way, but what is there to do once you’ve unlocked all the Shrines and defeated Ganon? Not much, except wait for the sequel.

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What do I think?

I’ve had the game for over a month now and I have to say that it is the one of the ultimate de-stressing games I could have purchased and I see why people like it so much. I don’t even realise 3 hours have gone by whenever I jump into it. It actually got to the point where I had to use the Parental Controls on myself, and limit my Minecraft game time on the weekdays. Crazy!

Though despite watching all that Pewdiepie gameplays, I have absolutely zero idea what I’m doing. But I love it. No tutorials, no guidance. I’m learning as I go, just like with real life!

Best of all? Its a game I can enjoy equally by myself or with a friend. My boyfriend and I made a world with a little island hut, and whenever I’m in it solo I make little upgrades here and there – adding a farm, making the house look a bit nicer, mining metals to make sure we have good gear in our Chests.

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Final thoughts

Minecraft is an extremely enjoyable game, and I can’t believe I didn’t get into it sooner. I could go for hours and hours just searching for Diamond ores, and then hours more because I don’t want to dry up the little amount of Diamonds I do get.

It is ever so slightly scary. Unless you pay very, very close attention when you’re mining, you won’t know when a swarm of Silverfish is going to crawl out of the walls. And sometimes you don’t hear a Creeper creeping up behind you until its too late.

The best thing about the Switch version of Minecraft is how it integrated the Switch’s touchscreen capabilities when in handheld-mode. I don’t take as long to rearrange my inventory on the go as I do when I’m playing docked and to be honest, more games should have follow suit.

Do you have any other massively popular, cult-favourite games you think I should play? Feel free to drop a suggestion, and if I haven’t played it… I’ll consider #caving!

I bought Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch. It’s available for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


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Blaise

I'm a freelance photographer and writer. I'm using this blog to give myself a platform for the creative freedom in games and tech writing without the fear of analytics.

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