I know I'm late to the party, but the game never appealed to me that much. Mostly because of the graphics, and there not being a real purpose to the game other than exploring, building & surviving. I'm not the sandbox type, I think. Still, I bought the Win10 version a while back for a mere €2,something and the kids started playing it. They don't have an Xbox account, but after a while they figured out they could play together regardless. So one would be on my computer, the other one on the laptop downstairs and they'd play Creative. With the vacation I was fed up with them hogging both "my" computers, and not being able to game myself. So I got the game also on my daughter's account, for her laptop. Finally, some time to get the old Battlefield going again! Curious what was so appealing, ánd now time to play a bit I fired up Minecraft for a "Survival" game. Big mistake! - It sucked me in and I played for hours.
Now all three of us play together in the world I started and I really need to watch the clock or we'll play way too long. We built a castle, have some animals running around in a meadow, tend to our wheat, chop trees and mine like there is no tomorrow. Our 9y/o is doing all sorts of stuff I have no clue about yet. Colouring wool with flowers, creating fishing rods, building boats. Our 6y/o mostly runs around wielding his sword, breaking stuff by accident, and asking for food. Just like in RL really. We laughed so hard today. He was "on a pro mission" (no idea what, it's a suprise) for me. Suddenly he types "HELP", so I run down (IRL) to ask what's up. "I'm dying coz I'm hungry." So I run up again, drop everything I am doing way down in the mine close to bedrock to give him some food, my daughter comes rushing in too to give him some of hers as well. All in the nick of time. So, we all go about our business again and not 2 minutes later, I'm not even back down in the mine even we get a system message: "Steve (coz he doesn't bother changing his name) fell a great distance and died."