The idea of creating your own environment is fun, and the game’s creative mode helps you accomplish those goals. The other mode, survival, isn’t as fun, and I do wish the game had more larger environments and more items to craft and choose from. But for a game that wishes to fill the need of those who want the Minecraft experience on the 3DS, this is probably one of the best to succeed in that regard.
Make no mistake about it, Cube Creator 3D is not just a forgettable rip-off of Minecraft. While it certainly does not approach the level of depth of that source, Cube Creator 3D's simple presentation offers enough that it successfully manages to capture the adventurous spirit that made its inspiration such a runaway success. As its own experience, Cube Creator 3D stands up well as an entertaining game.
Cube Creator 3D might not be the grand Minecraft experience that everyone was anticipating, but it is a very solid game in it’s own right. It’s much more accessible than Minecraft, and the crafting details on the touch screen make it a much smoother experience for those who have never played that game. The game may be a bit lacking in customization, and your game might not last as long as someone else’s, but those looking for a solid crafting experience will get much enjoyment from Cube Creator 3D.