It’s 3:08 in the afternoon. I’m not even going to pretend it’s news anymore that Telltale Games and Mojang are in cahoots to make a Minecraft adventure game, Minecraft: Story Mode, in the vein of Telltale’s recent hits like The Wolf Among Us. Instead, I’ll divulge my opinion on the announcement and hopefully provide some perspective for the proud opinion-holders who have been making themselves look like idiots online.
Magicite is sort of the embodiment of current indie trends. It’s a survival/crafting game, the environments are randomly generated, it’s a “roguelike”, and there’s pixel art. It’s the all-in-one package, but it suffers from one fatal flaw: the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.