Minecraft Dungeons review: Compelling combat, relentlessly rewarding, deceptively difficult

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Minecraft Dungeons casts off the Diablo “clone” status and sits among the best action RPGs of the gen.

Minecraft Dungeons is a game that I didn’t know I wanted. When it was first announced a few years ago, I wondered if it was going to be another simple spin-off like Minecraft Story Mode, or something akin to Left 4 Dead. Instead, we’ve ended up with something that defies all of my early skepticism and truly delivers.

Minecraft Dungeons is an action RPG through and through, borrowing the isometric camera view and combat flow pioneered by the likes of Diablo. There’s no grinding materials or building here. Minecraft Dungeons is all about satisfying combat in a gorgeous blocky world, built atop advanced visual features and physics, all on the Unreal Engine.

My expectations ran high since playing the recent beta, and although the PC client has a few quirks, the game is relentlessly rewarding, with massive potential for on-going support.

This is Minecraft Dungeons, which is easily one of the best games Microsoft has put out in the past decade.

Source: Windows

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