Nostalgia Shader Minecraft Mod is a realistic remake of the famous video game, produced by the now famous game designer, gamer and programmer, Mr. Mike Young. The game, Nostalgia Shader, is a single player, top down action game, set in the eerie world of ‘sandbox’, a platform, with many diverse terrains, full of secrets and rewards. The player has to save his friend, who is being held captive somewhere deep in the caves, from a group of hostile creatures called the slime men. There are also many artifacts in the game, which help you in your quest, like the gun, which creates energy packs that can be used to power up your character for a particular duration of time. As you proceed further into the game, you will find that you will be required to find these items, as well as more difficult challenges, before finally advancing to the final level.
What’s unique about this game, is the fact that it implements an age old technique of ‘city building’ where you use the game’s environment as your canvas, to craft your own buildings, architecture and dwellings. The player has to plan ahead, while creating their own home using the terrain, the textures, and the items available to them. The way in which you build the structures has an influence on the aesthetic look and feel of the entire game. You have to make strategic decisions while designing your town or city, which helps create a unique experience for each session.
When I first played this game, I was struck by how dark and ominous it felt. The darkness of this world and the eerie, almost dream like visuals, conjured up feelings of horror and suspense. I soon found out that, the reason for this was the immense detail that had gone into the creation of this game. Everything in there is so life like, and vividly real. The sounds are very realistic and really brings the whole experience into another level.
The mod is fully modifiable and comes with a lot of neat additions. For instance, you can change the actual game resolution from either high or ultra high to ultra high and then again to low. You can also change the texture of the game, depending upon what kind of mood you want to create. In addition, the game can be made completely multiplayer, which adds a whole new dimension to the game. Playing with friends and family in a co-op campaign, or even against other players online is just one of the exciting features of this mod.
The mod allows you to construct, design and view the textures and sky textures separately from the actual game. So, you can either choose to play with the actual game, or view and create the backgrounds, sounds and textures of your own creation. The options are endless, and the choices are all yours to make. You can do whatever you like with the world, as it exists in Nostalgia Shader.
So, even if you are only a teenager, or perhaps a teenage parent, you will still like the concept of playing a mod for a relatively affordable price. It is actually one of the best value games available today. It still has that feeling of ‘legit’ even today, and that is something you can appreciate, even if it has been ten years since you first started playing.