4J Studios ruined Minecraft.
Well, maybe that’s a bit too harsh. What I mean to say is that the developer ruined the feel of Minecraft. Sure, it still has the same gameplay, music, and graphics, but it doesn’t have the same spirit. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
In case you didn’t know, 4J Studios recently brought Minecraft to the Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace. Other than being behind the PC version by quite a few updates, the release is a rather decent port of Minecraft. It looks and controls just like the PC version, which is definitely a good thing, and even a few features were added in. One of these additions is an in-depth tutorial that teaches new players all the basics and gives them a small town (complete with a castle) to spend their first night in. Another new feature, the crafting encyclopedia, contains all the crafting recipes and short descriptions of what each item does.