This is the second season in a narrative-based game set in the world of Minecraft, continuing the popular Minecraft: Story Mode series. Unlike the game, it is based upon and spawned from, Minecraft: Story Mode follows a choose your own adventure style of gameplay, with the player making choices at key moments in the game in order to progress.
Though the game is not an open-world exploration game like the original Minecraft or similar games like Terraria, the players are taken through large parts of a linear game world, giving a sense of a wide sprawling world, like in the original game.
Picking up where things left off
Being season two, this game picks up from where season one left off, making it appealing for fans of the first seasons. Those who are new to the franchise may be a bit put off at the prospect of coming into the story part-way through, but the story is not overly complicated and can be picked up from here.
The controls are simple, and a gamer of any skill level should have no problem getting to grips with the game. The experience is more akin to an interactive movie than a typical video game and is designed to be a casual experience. The whole game is split into five episodes, making it easy to break up into smaller sessions.
A good game for existing fans
Many players have commented that the story and gameplay feel “weak” compared to season one of the franchise, which may be another turn off for people who are new to the franchise. The continuation of the story will appeal to existing players but will seem like more of an obstacle to newbies.
On the other hand, the casual nature of the game and the ease of the controls make it very easy to get into, and the story is not so complex that a person coming into season two would be totally lost.