Minecraft is the most addicting video game that I have ever played. It's amazing, and there are practically no limits as to what you can build. Not only is Minecraft loads of fun, but it's also somewhat educational. It not the boring type of educational, though. Playing Minecraft encourages creativity and using your imagination. Now for the content review. Ease of play: The game has no instructions. However, you can always press "Escape" on your keyboard, click "Options," and click "Controls." Survival Mode can be pretty hard due to the fact that you have to eat and fight monsters; getting the blocks can be hard as well. You can easily play Creativity Mode instead, though; you get all the blocks, and you can't die. Even if you play Survival Mode, you can set the difficulty to "Peaceful," which gets rid of the monsters that come at night. Violence: Weapons are used, and monster such as large spiders, skeletons, and zombies come at night. Despite the use of weapons in this game, though, there is absolutely no blood and no gore. Inappropriate content: Although the game itself isn't built with inappropriate content, players can build inappropriate structures without getting into trouble (the game has no rules about building inappropriate structures); these structures can be viewed by other players. As long as you only play with people whom you know wouldn't build inappropriate structures, though, you should be safe. Language: Although the game itself doesn't contain profanity, there are no rules on the profanity that can be used. Because of this, you may encounter other people swearing if you play with them; as long as you play with people who don't swear, though, this shouldn't be a problem. Consumerism: There is Minecraft merchandise that you can buy, but it's not like the website is filled with advertisements that are practically begging you to buy their merchandise. Drinking, drugs, and smoking: Although there is no drinking, drug use, smoking, or appearances of cigars, alcoholic beverages, drugs, etc. in Minecraft, other users that you play with may talk about these things. Privacy and Safety: Since there are no rules on what you can say, people may tell personal information such as their home address, phone number, or zip code. Parents should make sure that their kids have a good understanding of how to be safe on the Internet. In conclusion, Minecraft is an extremely fun and somewhat educational game that is great for people of all ages. It is completely worth the one-time payment that you have to make to play the game.
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