Minecraft Earth


Minecraft Earth is a new augmented reality (AR) game that was released on November 13th by video game company Mojang. Augmented reality means that the game utilizes the device’s camera to put a computer-generated image into the user’s view of the real world. From the eyes of a veteran Minecraft player, Minecraft Earth is beautifully put together. It’s filled with the original soundtrack, bringing a great nostalgia trip for veteran players. It plays very much like classic Minecraft, but with a twist. However, for new players, the game is not very welcoming. There’s no explanation of how to build, how to craft or smelt, or what different blocks do. The game drops you right in with almost no explanation as to what you’re supposed to be doing. For experienced players, Minecraft Earth is a great game that takes a classic and makes it new. For new players, the game is very unwelcoming and could be overwhelming. Overall, a game with great potential, and although it is still in early access, Mojang needs to make some improvements to the game for beginner players to adjust to the game’s gameplay.