Game release: “Minecraft: Story Mode – Ep. 1: The Order of the Stone” (PC, Xbox 360/One, PS3/4)

Telltale Games have tried their hands on many movie, book, and comic licences. But with Minecraft: Story Mode they also show their love for games that doesn’t necessarily tell a great story in the first place.

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I’ve never played Minecraft, simply because I’m not much interested in building virtual blocks. Not because I lack the creativity (Who of you didn’t play with Lego?), but because I’ve never seen the point of spending time on moving around in a virtual world to put blocks on top of each other and defend them. I’ve also not been convinced by the low-end graphics style. However, I find the whole concept of building absolutely everything fascinating and having seen some stuff people came up with impressed me very much.

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So despite these problems I have with Mojang’s open-world building game, I’m still excited what Telltale brings to the table with their storytelling and puzzle expertise. Of course the game doesn’t look very good, but this is down to the original, so it stays true to its roots. What I’m more interested in is in how far the series can tell an engaging story with memorable characters.

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The main idea of having a group of adventurers save the world of blocks from a dragon doesn’t sound very original, and I’m still sceptical about the “run away from creepers, punch trees and craft” concept. But knowing Telltale Games’ output, this could turn out to be something rather special. What’s already great is that you can choose how your main character looks like. And the involvement of 80s teenage (horror/adventure) movie icon Corey Feldman as voice actor makes me smile as well. So there will hopefully be many funny scenes and dialogues in addition to a story one can change according to specific decisions. Maybe more intricate puzzles return as well.

The first episode (of five) is available now in digital or retail form on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4.

Buy the retail PC season pass on
Amazon Germany

Buy the retail console season pass on
Amazon Germany (PS3)
Amazon Germany (PS4)
Amazon UK (PS3)
Amazon UK (PS4)
Amazon USA (PS3)
Amazon USA (PS4)

Amazon Germany (Xbox 360)
Amazon Germany (Xbox One)
Amazon UK (Xbox 360)
Amazon UK (Xbox One)
Amazon USA (Xbox 360)
Amazon USA (Xbox One)

Buy the digital PC season pass on
GOG
Steam

Buy the digital console season pass on
the PSN store (PS3 version)
the PSN store (PS4 version)
the Xbox store (Xbox 360)
the Xbox store (Xbox One)

Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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