Minecraft‘s combat was always a bit simplistic, wasn’t it? You punch zombies and skeletons with your little sword, they glow red and hop back a couple of steps. When they died, they just fell to the ground and poofed up in a cloud of smoke, off to the Nether. It was obviously the right decision to keep it subdued since we don’t want all the kids to go all postal on us, but for the adults in the audience, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a little more gore?
Enter Brutal Minecraft, a Doom 2 total conversion mod that pretty closely replicates the blocky wonderland of Minecraft and gives you guns to lay pure slaughter on the unsuspecting monsters. The mod has been in development for quite some time, but the Beta 2.0 release has it very close to completion with a nice little trailer for us to look at. Check it out:
If you’re on PC and want to give it a go yourself, you can find the download link here. DooMFOREVER7z, the mod’s creator, did quite the awesome job bringing the worlds of Minecraft and Doom together and everything just works so well with each other that I’m sort of hoping for a Minecraft FPS game at some point, unlikely as that may be.