Universal Minecraft: Pocket Edition (by Mojang)

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  1. starjimstar

    starjimstar Well-Known Member

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    Until Mojang includes survival mode. Also, it is just intellectually unbearable that someone thought "you know what would be super awesome? Placing the jump button square in the middle of the D-pad, making it effectively impossible to move and jump simultaneously. JEENYUS!"
     
  2. dib

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    I've played the Android version for awhile. All you need to do to jump is roll your thumb downward.

    The controls are poorly designed, but it's not rocket science.
     
  3. adamphetamine

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    Haha. Well said and very true.
     
  4. Foozelz

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    If anyone is on the fence about this and you have an iPod Touch 4th Gen and worried about battery and performance. The game is 2.8Mb, so battery is not a problem and it performs excellent, unless you build blocks to the top of the sky.
     
  5. adamphetamine

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    #145 adamphetamine, Nov 17, 2011
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    When building and traveling, I find I need the jump button quite a bit to make it alot easier to traverse the world. If it was placed with even a minute amount of thought, I would use the button 9 times out of 10 instead of the auto jump.
     
  6. Quazonk

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    Does it? I dunno, we must have very different ideas on what constitutes "amazing". Maybe I'm missing something, but this seems like the blandest, most featureless game ever. Is there ANY objective other than to build lego-like structures ? What happens when you're done? Just "voila", there's my structure? I've never played any version of this game, but this one just looks like stacking blocks on a game with horrible graphics. Anyone?
     
  7. Osmiral

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    Yeah there really is no point, I think this game is for the people that have played minecraft before and really like it, and want a simple version on the go (hopefully it gets more complex).
     
  8. Quazonk

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    Crap, that's what I was afraid of. Man, the devs really are milking that hardcore fanbase by charging a premium price on this one.
     
  9. deadclown

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    It is if your goal is to blow up your own silo.

    Excuse me, the 1980s called. It wants its UI design sense back.
     
  10. drelbs

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    #150 drelbs, Nov 17, 2011
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    Not sure if it's been noted, but it does take longer to mine some materials - in particular obsidian...

    Want to see lava ASAP? the seed "Android" has lava flowing into water if you turn left and walk forward, waterfalls if you follow the waterline on your right.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. italodance

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    its the most retarded game i have ever seen on ios
     
  12. xK1NgLy

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  13. MidianGTX

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    Slide your finger from the direction onto the jump button and you'll continue moving.
     
  14. Quazonk

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    Still the most ill-thought-out spot possible for a jump button. I mean that's just poor planning. You literally could not put it in a less convenient spot.
     
  15. TakenXXDeadly

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    Just played multiplayer and me and my friend made a massive castle.
     
  16. 3mooonuel

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    This game is dumb

    Without the CRAFTING and the mobs , where is the fun?

    Hmm

    I'll play eden..
     
  17. 3mooonuel

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    Agree..

    LOL that made me giggle
     
  18. VirtualBoyFreak

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    Sorry, but I don't see it. I have Eden since the very beginning. I deleted it after buying because I felt it was just as you mentioned: put standard blocks over and over, with very small differences between them.

    Now, I've just checked and Eden has been updated many times since last year, so I thought I'd give it another try, and I'm happy I did. It has:

    - many blocks with different effects: lava, normal blocks, etc.
    - a jump button independent from the d-pad (somebody requested that somewhere).
    - fire: just click the button and burn trees.

    So, bearing this is mind, what does the current Minecraft PE offer than Eden doesn't, apart from being the official Minecraft? Plus Eden is much cheaper. I think that as of today, Eden is a better buy than Minecraft. If mobs/enemies are included in Minecraft in the future I would change my mind, but as of today...

    The best of all is that this thread and the launch of Minecraft has made me reinstall Eden after a year and see how well it has evolved :)
     
  19. tblrsa

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    Yep, I´ve reinstalled Eden too. Never played around too much with it before, but I really got a bit into it now. Eden should provide everything Minecraft does for now, at a cheaper price.
     
  20. VirtualBoyFreak

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    That's what I've done too. After playing a bit with it, I have to add that it offers the following too:

    - Transparent blocks (for windows and such).
    - Water blocks.
    - TNT blocks (great explosions when you burn them, to dig quicker!).
    - Triangular blocks, which allow to make roofs for houses.
    - Ability to colour the blocks any way you want. You have a colour palette, you choose the colour which fits you best, click on the cube and it changes colour, while keeping the same texture design (but according to the new colour, obviously).
     

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