Fang Talks

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That’s how it works… sometimes. I simply don’t feel the need to answer every question, or give my opinion on every statement you make. Sometimes it can be a fun challenge, though, so here we go.

On yesterday’s post regarding Minecraft, Linux and Life commented the following:
“lol, if you need a game, why dont play something like Civilization? This game requires more skills and intelligence than the crappy minecraft does.”

Long story short, that statement is completely bogus, absolute nonsense.
Know that I’m not trying to piss on you or something, I’m just saying what I think here. No personal feelings, mkay?

A quick look at Civilization’s Wikipedia reveals it’s a strategy game. Turn based, at that. (Cool, I tend to like those.)
Minecraft, however, is a sandbox game. I guess you could say it belongs in the adventure genre, too.
The difference between strategy and sandbox is can be pretty big. Just as how you can’t compare apples with pears, you also can’t compare different sorts of games with each other.

So Minecraft is a sandbox game. What does that mean? I guess you can say that those are (when you can build stuff or something similar) mostly geared towards the creative, artistic people. (Just an assumption here, no hard facts.) I personally consider myself creative, seeing as how I’m booming with ideas most of the time.
You can see it as architecture. It takes a lot of planning in advance, and sometimes there is no room for mistakes during the building process. And if you did anything totally wrong, you’ll have to start all over again, wasting lots of precious resources.
See what I’m getting at?

That being said, I’ll answer your question. Why don’t I play Civilization? I, to be honest, had only heard the name of the game before, I never really looked into it. I think I’ll do so soon, though. If I can get a Classic environment running on my computer, that is. Thanks for mentioning it!

Welp, hope that wasn’t too much white-knighting for Minecraft. Meh, good indie developers deserve a lot of the attention they get.
~ Fang


  • Jay
    20/08/2011 (1:40 AM)

    civ, minecraft. cod. to each his own. :)

  • 19/08/2011 (11:52 PM)

    Nice reply.

  • 19/08/2011 (9:38 PM)

    I actually applaud you for devoting so much time to your followers, not many blogs do.

  • 19/08/2011 (9:21 PM)

    I must agree with fang. I, too, prefer mostly unlimited games while strategy games have an end, a aim or a limited number of missions (i assume this also counts for civilisation).

  • 19/08/2011 (9:06 PM)

    Minecraft is very good for patient, artistic people. I’m not one of these so don’t play it. I’d be more likely to play Civilization, although that doesn’t make Civilization better. There is a level of smartness and such that applies to MC that I actually couldn’t work out lol.

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