Minecraft is probably one of the most iconic games of the XXI century, and for a good reason. Few games can give you that inner satisfaction you experience after building a decent shelter and surviving your first night in Minecraft. Having been around for more than a decade, Minecraft is now loved by millions of fans and available on all major gaming platforms, including Playstation 3.
The Playstation 3 edition of Minecraft obviously features the familiar blocks that made the game iconic. They look just as good on PS3 as they do on PC, but some effects, for instance, weather animations for rain and snow, do look better in the PC version. In addition, the PS3 version features less custom skins than the ones for PC or even the fellow Xbox console. However, these are not major issues, and the visuals in the PS3 edition are definitely good enough for you to enjoy the game (and they look great on your huge TV, too!).
One of the main differences between PC and console versions of Minecraft is obviously the control scheme. What you can easily accomplish with a mouse and keyboard is not necessarily that easy with a controller, but fortunately, the developers have managed to overcome that issue. The controls in the PS3 version of Minecraft may not be the most intuitive ones, especially for players coming from the PC version, but they are definitely well-designed and easy to learn. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be able to use the Dualshock controller to chop down trees, attack enemies, and craft items without giving your actions much thought. The controls are also quite precise, which is crucial for a game like Minecraft.
Gameplay Specifics On PS3
Minecraft is such a popular game that there’s probably not much sense in reviewing the actual gameplay. However, the PS3 version of the game has some specifics that are worth knowing before you start playing. First of all, you don’t get virtually unlimited worlds like you do on PC. The in-game worlds are actually rather small and may seem insufficient to very active players. Second, the updates coming to the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions of the game are not available in the PS3 version, making it more of a “classic” version without all the bells and whistles of the newer updates. Finally, the crafting system implemented in the PS3 version of the game is simpler and more accessible to new players than the traditional one PC players might be used to.
- Good graphics;
- Precise controls;
- Runs smoothly;
- “Classic”, old-school version.
- Relatively few skins;
- Small worlds.