With Minecraft now being available on (edit: Game Pass for PC) I decided it was time to finally try out this funny blocky game that my kids rave about. With me on the PC and the two kids on the Xbox, I loaded up a fresh world and invited them into the game.
I’m not one for sandbox, crafting survival games - it always seems so tedious, and then I start playing them and get completely sucked in! So too with Minecraft as I started delving down into the earth to discover deep ravines and cave systems. So I was the intrepid miner while my daughter got our livestock and crop farms going. It was helpful to have my son advise me since as a 10 year old he is naturally a living encyclopaedia on all things Minecraft.
I was keen to try the true experience with enemies and all but for the sake of my daughter we stuck to peaceful mode. So despite the lack of challenge it was still a fun experience. Mainly because it was time interacting with the kids as we worked together to establish our base and mining operations.