I'm purchasing a gift for a 7 yr. old boy. He loves Legos and owns a whole lot of them already. I found him a nice set on clearance, but I'm considering returning it and getting him a copy of Minecraft for PC. He's really smart and has a big imagination.
My thinking is just why give him something he already has a ton of, when I can give him a limitless amount of creativity, learning, and fun that he can do with whatever he wishes.
I'm sure he would be happy either way, but I would like to hear others' opinions.
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#2Ch3wyPosted 12/16/2013 1:06:06 PM
Minecraft is survival horror and could give the child nightmares.
Also keep in mind that it's a more resource taxing game than you would think. Normal consumer laptops and such might not be able to run it. --- Every time you point out that something is an opinion Jesus shoots a kitten in the face.
#3El_KazPosted 12/16/2013 1:06:44 PM
As with any gifts for kids, clear it with the parents first (and by parents, I mean the mom). --- Wait... what?
#4matu90rkPosted 12/16/2013 1:08:30 PM
He's too young for the deep, creative pressure of Minecraft. Get him Diablo 2 so he can have some real fun smashing le demonz.
#5VIP86Posted 12/16/2013 1:10:16 PM
I think there's a creative mode, I saw my friend's son playing it the other day. --- i5-3570K| MAXIMUS V GENE| ASUS DCUII 670| CORSAIR XMS3 8GB| CORSAIR 350D| INTEL 520 180GB| CORSAIR H110i| CORSAIR AX750
That's what I'm thinking VIP. Regardless of whether he will like to actually play the survival part, I'm pretty sure he would have fun in creative mode.
I've played the game before, and my own son really enjoys playing it as well. It's not as if I know nothing of the game. I personally didn't get into it, but I am thinking that this child might. --- 3DS FC: 1607-2440-5712
#7Lady UnePosted 12/16/2013 2:30:58 PM
My (just turned) 5 year old cousin plays it and gets along fine in creative mode. --- Leader of the Elder Cult of Jiub. Wow. Kenny's a Japanese Princess..
#8electroflamePosted 12/16/2013 2:33:04 PM
I don't see an issue with having a young-ish kid playing it.
The only thing to take into consideration is the specs of the PC, since Minecraft eats resources like nobody's business. --- Could be worse, they could have been American givers and you would have been smothered in small pox. -fakenamefignuts on Indian-Giving. Steam ID: electroflame
#9NinjaGuerraPosted 12/16/2013 3:02:22 PM(edited)
As someone who grew up with LEGO I would definitely recommend it.
When I use to play Minecraft during its alpha, it provided me with everything I needed to see my imagination fulfilled in a satisfying scale.
Here is the last thing I built in Minecraft, this May 2013. http://imgur.com/a/q79RN --- No game will ever come close to the fun I had playing Castlevania: HD. PSN/Gamertag/Steam: NinjaGuerra