The sound package is great. The musical soundtrack is soothing and tranquil and gives you a relaxed feeling as you traverse this simplistic world. Very similar to music you would have heard in the old school games. The animals and monsters make simple noises as well but are very distinguishable. A cow sounds like a cow, pig sounds like a pig, etc. I actually chuckled a bit with some of the sound effects in the game.
So what is Minecraft for those that may not have experienced the masterpiece game on the PC? First and foremost, if you are new to Minecraft I can tell you that the Xbox 360 version is the way to go for learning this game. Itís a sandbox style game that allows you to create a world of your own in the existing landscape. Only the sky is the limit in this game as you can dig forever into the ground , build massive structures that reach into the clouds or just go with the traditional castle and town building. Youíll have to create everything from scratch by cultivating the world around you whether its mining, cutting wood, or hunting. Youíll then have to build things from the raw materials you harvest which can include things like tools, weapons, food, building blocks and more. This game is so addictive I caution anyone that does not have the will power to turn a game like this off after a few hours.
There is a point to all of this mining, building and crafting that you will be doing. You are on a quest to find a realm called The End where you will face off against the Ender Dragon. Until this point though youíll have to level your character up with better equipment, weapons and more so that you have the ability to beat the dragon in the end. The dragon isnít the only monster you will come across though. Throughout your travels youíll run into skeletons, zombies, and more that are out to kill you. Mostly you encounter these monsters at night but there are some times when you will find them roaming during the daylight hours.