Telltale and Mojangâ€™s partnership to bring a narrative-driven experience to â€œMinecraftâ€ came as a bit of a shocker — in a good way, sorta. On Oct. 13, the first of five episodes for season one released digitally on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360 and PC. The seriesâ€™s debut wasnâ€™t as strong as most other Telltale games, but itâ€™s still something to be excited about.
5. Telltaleâ€™s the Developer
Weâ€™re not trying to be a kiss-ass here, but with Telltaleâ€™s solid track record, itâ€™s hard not to eagerly await the developer’s next title. â€œStory Modeâ€ looks like â€œMinecraft,â€ and itâ€™s masked in that familiar â€œMinecraftâ€ feel, but itâ€™s totally a Telltale game.
4. Itâ€™s a friggin’ Minecraft story mode
â€œMinecraftâ€ has an official story mode now. Thereâ€™s no shortage of great â€œMinecraftâ€ narratives from YouTubers, but this one is like, legit.
3. It has that family friendly feel
Telltaleâ€™s games are generally more tailored toward mature audiences. â€œStory Modeâ€ is unlike anything the developer has ever done. The in-game decisions arenâ€™t exactly life or death situations this time; theyâ€™re more about which characters you want to build strong relationships with and which ones you wouldnâ€™t mind giving you dirty looks when youâ€™re not looking. Itâ€™s different. Different is cool.
2. Youâ€™re best friend is a pig
Something about walking around with a pig rocking a black eye from a scrap with some zombies is badass. Reuben accompanies you and your friends on this strange but epic journey to save the world. Heâ€™s always there to talk to, and some of the hardest decisions spawn from your overprotective attitude toward him — unless youâ€™re heartless.
1. You can change your gender and skin color
Thatâ€™s right. You can be a black, female Jesse — another first for Telltale. At the start of the game, you choose from a small selection of characters. So far, it doesnâ€™t seem like changing your gender affects the story. Itâ€™s just a nice addition. Plus, the voice acting for either gender is solid work.
â€œMinecraft: Story Modeâ€ is also available for iOS and Android devices. The game is expected to make its way to PS Vita and Wii U as well.
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