The description of Exploration Craft
The success of Minecraft inspired tons of clones, of lower prices and varying quality and popularity. Any game with “craft” in its name is probably one of these; Exploration Lite Craft surely is. So, if you want something similar to Minecraft, this is another world for you to explore and rebuild.
So, you’re in a new wild world, with just your axe and nothing more. Yet there are various materials around, and they’re easy to collect and craft if you know how to start. We hope you didn’t miss the brief tutorial. Tap and hold to collect, go to panels to craft, master skills to craft more tools or weapons. Nature is rich in all you need, but some rare materials are worth running around a bit.
In the night it gets dangerous. Beware of predate beasts and pumpkin monsters that lurk in the dark! But if you build yourself high firm walls and craft some weapons, they’re no menace to you. First, you need to escape them, but killing them brings some profit, as you get more materials and unlock new things to craft. Not all creatures of this world are dangerous; some can be domesticated, so you ride them to move faster.
There is an underground city you can enter if you want to take part in arena fights. It’s a special kind of fun, but you better go there prepared.
Finally, this world is pierced with portals. Use them to transport to a place where some rare elements are, or to escape the dangers of your current location, or just to venture to explore what else is out there.
There’s no logical end to this game, like there’s no end to your creativity. Build impressive towns on your own, screenshot them and share in social media.
Like all Minecraft followers, ELC features the world made of cubes. Both collecting resources and crafting items lead you to make these cubes out of objects or combining them to craft some tool or device. This style always looks rough, and ELC makes no exception.
The most surprising is strange physics. As you cut the trunk of the tree, its crown is still hanging in the air. Gravity defied!
General Impressions 6/10
This sort of games is usually highly replayable due to procedural generation and lots of items to craft, as well as terrains to explore. Controls are not very obvious, but there’s a tutorial telling you what to do and how to do it. Panels are easy to access, and experiments are welcome.
The game even has some pros before the original Minecraft, like its tiny size and compatibility with old Android versions. The basic version is free, but it’s stuffed with ads. Besides that, many items can be purchased for gold you get in your daily rewards and for completing missions, but the pace is still too slow unless you purchase more.
In fact, it’s just another Minecraft clone, but it has some pros. First of all, it’s free (though its internal economy is still based on gold you can purchase in the app store). It may be easier to master. And if you’re fond of various craft games more than simply of Minecraft, it has some unique gimmicks of its own.15 Feb 2019