Why I'm Scared of Minecraft: Story Mode
Now, I don't think it's a bad idea to select a license that has no real story to create a story with, but this is a poor game to do so with... mainly because, Minecraft not having a story... well... I actually like it that way...
It's not that the story is non-existent, but it's a very basic story; you are a guy named Steve who has to find an Ender dragon and save the world. That basic plot-line leaves so much room for creativity.
I, for one, am making a minecraft fanfiction based on the game's lack of story; that is what inspired me to write the fanfiction. It was a chance for me to base my story off of something that doesn't already have a pre-made story. I can take that basic plot and twist it around, add things in, add characters, take out characters... the game is a sandbox game... not only for the game itself, but for the minds of players who want to create their own little world inside of it.
I feel this will destroy that creativity that all those minecraft players have and hold dear. I do not think this is necessarily a bad idea, but it's a poor choice and I feel it will do more harm than good. If this comes out, I will always feel more... restricted... when writing my story now. My Walking Dead fanfiction is restricted. There is only so much I can do before stepping over lore. I didn't need to worry about that with Minecraft... until now. This makes me sad. This game may ruin what Minecraft is all about; creativity. I don't care about building a castle, I care about making the castle into something meaningful. I don't care about making a city, I care about making a story about the city. I don't care about who Steve was/is/will be, because Steve is who I make him. That is the kind of outside influence minecraft has had. I plead that this game doesn't ruin it.
I will never again be able to look at Minecraft and think, "This is my story. My creation." I will think, "This is Steve's story. I'm just along for the ride."
Anyway, I will go meld into the shadows again...