PAX Prime 2015: ‘Minecraft Story Mode’ Seems Great, but Will Minecraft Fans Love It?

By Carter Dotson

Sometimes, a game is exactly what it seems like it would be on the tin. Minecraft Story Mode sounded a lot like it would be a mixture of the familiar Telltale narrative and gameplay tropes with the world of Minecraft [$6.99]. How exactly that combination would come together would be a good question, but after playing a demo of the game at PAX Prime 2015, I have to say – this seems rather promising. It’s already rather thrilling, and Telltale is at least using the world to tell an original story centered around the experience.

You play as a new character named Jesse here – there’s 6 different character choices including both male and female options, though the PAX demo had just one Jesse, voiced by Patton Oswalt. There’s a convention named EnderCon that serves as the epicenter for the first episode’s event, and some things go horrifically wrong, and it’s up to Jesse to help save the day…and his pet pig, because he’s a cute little fella.

The Telltale influence on the experience is huge, and I mean that in the best way possible. The 15-minute demo did a great job at managing to make …read more

Source:: Touch Arcade

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