After the game’s fourth episode got launched on basically every game platform apart from the Nintendo one, Minecraft Story Mode Wii U port will go live on the 21st of January. But this might come as a little bit too late, with almost every Telltale fan, or just adventure-game fans in general, having already played the first episode, The Order of the Stone.
Minecraft Story Mode from Telltale is exactly what you would expect from the company that releases games based on the same concept each and every time. It’s an adventure game with added quick-time events and choices that impact its ending. Nothing fairly new under the sun from a gameplay perspective.
The thing that sets this game apart from the other series created by Telltale is its generally fun approach to an adventure game. Besides being backed by Minecraft’s blocky aesthetic, the story and writing are actually rather funny, with puns and Minecraft-related jokes being par for the course.
Even so, Minecraft Story Mode brings nothing new to the table, being a slightly-below average point-and-click TellTale game. It pales in comparison to Wolf Among Us’s intrigue and well fleshed out backstory and characters, given the fact that Minecraft itself does not have a story.
In terms of jokes and fun-filled nature, Tales From The Borderlands leaves Minecraft Story Mode way behind, backed by the general craziness of Pandora. According to game critics and gamers, this Borderlands spin-off is probably the best game to come out of Telltale ever since the company has started to make their so-called “Telltale games”.
But this Wii U port of the game does come with added benefits. Minecraft Story Mode will allow players to simply use the Pad in order to view and control the game in case they want to move away from the TV. Controlling characters will also be made available through the use of the touchscreen if you don’t want to use the analog stick.
Besides the news that the Minecraft Story Mode Wii U port goes live on the 21st of January, the company has also said that the next three episodes in the story will arrive shortly in the coming weeks. The first episode is priced at $4.99, rather high considering that the game has been on sale for almost $1 in the past month on various platforms. The Season Pass which includes all 5 episodes, once they are released, of course, is marked at $19.99.