There is so much that can be done in Minecraft that it feels as though its legacy will continue forever. Despite the fact that it first made an appearance in 2009, with a full release in 2011, it has still been one of the most played video games of this year. This longevity can be attributed to the millions of players that do so many creative things in a variety of ways. Often, such projects seek to bring in aspects from other gaming franchises, even if the result is a bit creepy.
That’s precisely what YouTuber halvetone has done. In a recent video, they’ve managed to turn the mobs of Minecraft into the characters from the horror game Poppy Playtime. Over the course of eight minutes and through a rapid succession of jump cuts, viewers get to see them taking the animals and other creatures from Mojang’s IP and turning them into some of the nightmarish, but also adorable, characters from the spooky indie title. Daddy Long Legs, Cat Bee, Kissy Missy and, of course, Huggy Wuggy are all featured, with the latter taking the place of the Iron Golem. It should be noted that these are technically remakes of transformations that halvetone has already done. This newest version is for Minecraft‘s recent 1.19 update.
For those who aren’t familiar with it, MOB Game’s Poppy Playtime is an interesting recent horror game, popularized thanks to playthroughs by YouTube personalities like Markiplier. In a similar vain to the likes of Five Nights At Freddy’s, what makes the game scary is its sinister take on what could otherwise be considered innocent and child-friendly. In the case of the latter, it’s animatronics at a family pizza restaurant, while in the former, it’s cuddly toys at an abandoned toy factory.
Chapter 2 of Poppy Playtime recently released, and while the first one was generally well received, this latest chapter currently has mixed reviews on Steam. The problems stem from the fact that the game was launched with bugs-a-plenty, as well as issues with the overall performance. Some fans also take issue with the fact that Chapter 1 has now become free to download, while players need to pay for Chapter 2. On top of that, there’s been controversy surrounding the game ever since the developer released Poppy Playtime NFTs.
As for Minecraft, it’s gone down as one of the highest grossing video games of all time. Those who have played the game can easily see the appeal of it. Even without mods and custom add-ons by fans, the vanilla experience alone has near-infinite replay value and a sprawling space in which millions of fans can unleash their creativity.
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