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I've never played it. Now that it's entering beta, its price is doubling and future updates will no longer be free if I buy it after 12/21... I'm debating with myself whether I should buy it?
I know, it's only 10 euros, not gonna break the bank, I'll live, etc.
Still though, it's, what, $13.50 I could spend on **** for Steam or who knows what.
Now, again, I've never played it. But all the hype intrigues me.
Tell me something: all I've read about it reminds me of Dwarf Fortress in some ways. I realize the game's presentation is totally different from that of DF, but the core activities of the game seem similar to me.
So.
Would I like Minecraft if I liked Dwarf Fortress?

PS: yes I realize there is a free version and I could just, you know, try it. However what you can do in the free version hasn't appealed to me (on paper/based on what I've read).

I welcome your input
post #2 of 16
just get it and dont regret it. its cheap as hell and the guarantee of free updates is too enticing to pass up.

just one of those things, you know...
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post #3 of 16
Definitely worth the money

Best $14 I've ever spent IMO
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I have played it and it is enjoyable but I am not sure it is worth $13 even for a better version. That's a lot of money for what the game is. There are already games cloning the idea with more options, like guns and vehicles, so I am hesitant to plop down the bucks. I bought Evil Genius for $2 on Steam and that satisfies my creative side for now. Good luck on what ever you decide.
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Hurry and get it before the 20th. Its a great game, after a while it does get a little old but mind you its still in Alpha on the 20th it will be in beta.
 
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post #6 of 16
Get it.
Its worth every penny.
free updates for eva + fun + cheap = win
Ive gotten more playtime from minecraft than any other game ive ever owned.
and for $14 bucks I dont see how its a bad investment. if you dont like it you are out 14 bucks. if you do, then you just got an amazing game for cheap.

Also, if it ever gets boring, delete your map and start again.
you WILL get new ideas just from running around in a different randomly generated world.
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Quick question: anything you do on Minecraft, is it saved locally on your computer, or is it saved in a "cloud"? Probably the former, huh.
    
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Its saved on your computer AFAIK, I have it on my desktop and my laptop and each have their own saves.
 
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the answer is YES!
    
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I haven't bought it for one good reason...



...I already own Garry's Mod.
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