Review: Minecraft: Story Mode (Steam)

In Minecraft: Story Mode, playing as either a male or female hero named ‘Jesse,’ you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond.

Minecraft Story Mode (4)

Pros:

  • HD Minecraft graphics.
  • Full controller support.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Telltale Account to enable separate cloud saves and allow you to view information on the web.
  • Classic Minecraft UI.
  • 6 Character skins to choose from with a female or male protagonist.
  • Compelling story.
  • Humour through out the game.
  • Craft items at the crafting table, Look at recipes and create weapons and items.
  • Fast build structures in a quick time event.
  • Mashes many game mechanics together like QTE, free roam, Puzzles.
  • Fighting is a lot more involving with you able to move around, Time your own attack patterns.
  • Choices you make determine how the game plays out, Not only in this episode but also in future episodes.
  • Full 5 star cast of voice actors. From Pee Wee Herman to Goonies to The Walking Dead, The voice acting is just superb.
  • Classic Minecraft sound effects.
  • Couple of hours play time for episode 1.
  • A lot of replayability as you can replay the game and pick from the different actions and do things a little different.
  • Teaser trailer of episode 2.
  • On screen prompts for button presses.
  • Child friendly with no swearing or violence in the game.

Minecraft Story Mode (3)

Cons:

  • Not a lot in the way of video options outside of resolution and high or low graphic settings.
  • Puzzles especially at the end don’t really explain themselves very well.
  • Some of the QTE controls are awkward and challenging.
  • A small bit of cheese sneaks into the story.
  • Few instances of stutter and lock up.

Minecraft Story Mode (1)

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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