Minecraft: Story Mode Episode One

Minecraft Story Mode

I just finished episode one of Telltale’s newest adventure game, Minecraft: Story Mode. I was curious to see just how Telltale would go about telling a story in the Minecraft universe, considering Minecraft is essentially a wide open sandbox with no objectives or story of any sort.

Minecraft: Story Mode plays the same as the other Telltale games, with the player controlling a character while periodically choosing dialogue options or making split second decisions via QTE’s.

Minecraft Story Mode

The game will surely appease fans of the Minecraft universe, as it wastes no time featuring just about every creature and object in the game. It’s characters will also occasionally reference crafting recipes for objects in the game, and several of the game’s puzzles center around crafting tables.

Minecraft Story Mode crafting

The story was interesting from the opening moments, and I quickly became attached to the characters. They are well voiced and they each have unique and interesting personalities. The game is lighthearted and comedic and will likely appeal to gamers young and old. Minecraft: Story Mode has an excellent soundtrack that I can’t wait to hear more of once Episode Two arrives.

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode One is out now on consoles, PC/Mac, iOS and Android. I definitely recommend checking it out whether you’re a Minecraft fan, a Telltale fan or both. You’ll surely be amused!

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A Playlist of great alternative

Hey there, I’ve made it to week two of this deployment, and one thing keeping going has been some amazing music. I’ve missed driving around in my car listening to Sirius XMU or Alt Nation, but fortunately I have their online service and can listen as I fall asleep (though I hate trying to sleep with headphones in!)

I just wanted to share some of my favorite songs right now. Check them out and let me know if you know of any similar songs or artists I should check out!

 

Week One

So I made it to my first day off of the deployment. Exciting! I don’t have anything video game related to write about, but I just wanted to check in so that this blog doesn’t just fade away into nothingness. How would I describe the first week? It’s been hot, exhausting and chaotic. That said, it hasn’t been as bad as it could be. I’m very fortunate to have so many luxuries in this environment that many people years ago didn’t (and even those today in worse environments don’t have). I have a great connection to the WiFi in my tent and the air conditioning works so well that at night I’ve almost been too cold to sleep (had to buy three blankets and sleep in a hoodie and sweatpants).

My awesome LEGO Movie sheets

My awesome LEGO Movie sheets

I haven’t done much, as working twelve hours a day, six days a week doesn’t leave you with much free time. I’ve started watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix after work and have been fascinatedĀ by it. I just started the second season and it’s been a wild ride.

I’ve only really fired up my Xbox once since I’ve been here, but I hope to get some Forza 6 in today, and possibly some more Metal Gear. The GAEMS G155 15.5″ gaming case has worked out pretty well so far. It got my Xbox One here in one piece and is great for storing it when I’m not using it. All I have to do is throw it up on my bed, crack it open and plug in the Xbox and monitor and I’m ready to game. I’m certainly glad I decided to buy it before heading over here, even if I won’t be playing as much Xbox as I had hoped. The 15.5″ screen is the perfect size, and I’m actually glad I didn’t go with the 19″ version like I originally planned.

GAEMS G155 Xbox One

There are many weeks to go, and I hope to be able to post at least weekly. I’m looking forward to playing Fallout 4 when it releases (I’m sure I’ll sacrifice too much sleep when the time comes), and I’ll probably end up buying a Wii U while I’m here to play Mario Maker. For now, I’m going to spend the rest of my day off relaxing before I start another work week.

Missing Vanessa ;)

Missing Vanessa šŸ˜‰

 

 

Things may slow down a bit as I deploy

I just wanted to post and let anyone reading know that things here at AVideoGameLife will be a bit slow as I’m about to deploy for six months. I’ll still have internet access, but it remains to be seen how reliable it will be. I’m bringing my Xbox One and one of those portable gaming cases with a monitor in it, so I’ll be sure to review that when I get the chance. I’m also bringing my 2DS and Vita, but depending on the quality of the internet I’m not sure how easy it will be to obtain new games.

I’m definitely hoping to play Fallout and Halo, which hopefully I can either download or order on Amazon while I’m there, but if the internet isn’t speedy enough I’m hoping at least the discs come with a functional game on them (unlike Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 which needed to download a patch larger than the game on the disc just to function beyond the tutorial).

Thanks for reading, and I hope to continue writing as often as I can once I’m over there.