Minecraft: Wii U Edition
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Themes: ActionAdventureSimulationStrategyOpen WorldCoopLocal MultiplayerLocal-coopMultiplayerOnlineOnline Co-opSingle-player
Developer: 4J Studios
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Explore randomly-generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armour to fend off the dangerous mobs. Craft, create, and explore alone, or with up to four players in split-screen and up to eight online. To experience split-screen functionality a high-definition television is required.
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Minecraft: Wii U Edition provides the sandbox that everyone has come to know and love. It may have arrived late and hasn’t brought anything particularly new to the table, but we now no longer need to lament the absence of Mojang’s smash-hit on the Nintendo eShop.
That being said, there's little here to justify a double dip; world size aside, it's pretty much the same experience you'll find elsewhere. We'd definitely recommend Minecraft: Wii U Edition on its own merits, but if you've already bought it or played it on another platform think carefully before you buy it again.
Despite my adoration of the game, I ended up being frustrated at just about every aspect of the Wii U Edition. This is the epitome of a wasted-opportunity, bare-bones port. It's great that the game is coming to yet another audience, but this is hardly worth the investment for someone who already has the opportunity to play Minecraft elsewhere.