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Disappointed, but still hopeful
on July 31, 2015
I was excited to be getting this game. I've heard a lot of good things about it and I love the freedom of sandbox games. When I first started playing, I was having a lot of fun, but that fun turned into boredom just a few days after getting the game. From what I had heard and read, Minecraft had tons of things you could do and lots to explore. Although I'm sure the PC version has this, I wasn't very impressed with the Xbox360 version. With this version, your world is limited. This didn't bother me at first because I had heard that, although it was limited, you still have a big area to explore in. In fact, I kinda preferred it to be limited because it was so easy to get lost. Well, after getting the basics down and getting to know the area around my house, I wanted to start venturing off, exploring, gathering new materials, etc. only to find that this so-called "limited but large" world is, in fact, not large at all. After just an in-game day and a half, I had completely circled the entire map/island and explored all that could be explored. The map that was generated for me only had one small village, and after two in-game days, they were all dead from being unable to protect themselves from monsters. No temples, no dungeons, no pig men, the absolute only thing of interest was the small, now-dead village. From looking at the achievements, I saw that there are 23 possible biomes, yet there was only 5 in my map(Desert, jungle, grassland, plains, and alpine?). It even took forever for horses and donkeys to start spawning!
Because there were no villagers left, I was forced to start a new game. I haven't done much in this new game, but after just a little bit of exploring I found a good-sized town, a desert temple, and horses that were previously ultra-rare to find in the previous game, even after they started spawning. I'm hoping that first map was just bad luck and that most of the generated maps aren't so boring. If it really was just a fluke, I'll be much more impressed and change my review, but for now, I'm not all that impressed.