From the very moment you spawn, Respawn is an impressive minecraft adventure map. You begin the game staring into the redstone eyes of a skull statue. And it turns out, in those first precious minutes of the game – that you’re already dead. This is the respawn room, the room where Steves go after falling into lava, or having their armor worn away by a horde of skeletons.
So you leave the place of death and you return to the world of the living where the sun shines. And there you are met by beauty that will take your breath away as you step into one of the map’s ‘sanctuary’ safe zones.
Sanctuaries are safe places, places for you to explore and find hidden treasures. They are also grand buildings towering high above your head, they are floating islands and dream citadels, they are all that is beauteous and good in minecraft. I don’t want to post too many screenshots and destroy the thrill of exploration you get when you play this map, but I will say this, you will not regret downloading this map. Your eyes will thank you.
The map is also very clever. In addition to all the detail, it does not much reply on the old RPG saw of collecting ten of this or that, it is instead based heavily on the very minecraft mechanics that so many maps try to willfully ignore. I particularly enjoyed a zombie fighting challenge which could be overcome with the creation of an iron golem. Now there’s a way of thinking outside the box.
Another element of this RPG adventure map that I really like is that it’s pretty darned difficult to get lost. The map does a brilliant job of giving you a feeling of exploration, whilst simultaneously guiding you along the story path.
… To yet more of those breathtaking locations. There are puzzles and challenges to be completed too, and they’re really very good. (And that’s coming from someone who considers puzzles to be an irritating interlude between interesting locations.) The first major puzzle of the game is one where you must shift redstone controlled gold blocks around, like one of those slider puzzles. You know, like the one pictured here —> but with more gold and less Superman.
This was fascinating and fun to solve – and it opened a long sealed door, so that was a significant bonus too.
Okay, it’s almost time to end this review, but let me do it by showing you just one more screenshot, this time of a nether fortress so awe inspiring your jaw will drop. Maybe off. Maybe literally all the way off. You have been warned.
Want to see this all for yourself? Quick, go download Respawn Minecraft RPG Aventure map!