After skipping a number of Gamer Banters, this month’s topic caught my attention: “What was your favorite game you played this year?”
I played a few games this year that I really enjoyed. Among them, Red Dead Redemption and Dead Rising 2 (and Case Zero) and Free Realms and Wizard 101 and a slew of others… but the standout, the one that has to be my favorite game of 2010 is the little indie that could, Minecraft.
The most amazing thing about it is that before and when I picked it up, I was in the LEGO Universe beta feeling like something was missing… and then I found Minecraft and knew what it was: absolute freedom. As a kid I really loved dumping out the giant box of LEGOs and building stuff, and I had wanted that from LEGO Universe, which ended up having too much traditional MMO in it. But in Minecraft I could run around and do pretty much anything that I wanted. Sure, the survival modes of Minecraft are fun, but being able to just run around and create awesome stuff is just incredible. Check out the map for this server that I play around on.
If you want to play this, buy it soon, because on the 20th of this month it moves from Alpha to Beta and the price is going up.