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Block Fortress
Minecraft gets defensive
by Jon Mundy 13/3/2013
Product: Block Fortress
Developer: Foursaken Media
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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I have a confession to make. I don't like Minecraft.

In fact, it's not even a case of actively disliking it. I just can't be bothered with it. Why should I make my own fun? That's what game developers are for.

You might think this fact puts Block Fortress at a distinct and unexpected disadvantage, as it borrows the aesthetic and blocky construction ethos of Mojang's modern classic.

Fortunately, Block Fortress funnels these elements into a much more entertaining (for me, at least) iOS game.

Finding a quiet spot to settle down

Rather than chuck you a bunch of construction-based toys and task you with grinding out a meagre virtual existence, Block Fortress chucks you a bunch of construction-based toys and tasks you with building a tooled-up base. ...
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A quirky mix of Minecraft, tower defence, and FPS elements, Block Fortress makes for an absorbing experience despite some rough edges
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 9
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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