My son is 10-years old and obsessed with Minecraft. The same is true with his friends. Minecraft is their video game of choice.
I've seen him play it, but I don't really get Minecraft. He's home sick, so I just chatted him up about it.
Daddy: What do you like about Minecraft?
James: I like to build things and kill people. I like to play multi-player to chat with people.
Daddy: It's not nice to kill people.
James: It's different. It's not real life.
James: I'd play every day if I could.
Daddy: The graphics kind of suck though...
James: It's supposed to be like that. Everything is supposed to be in block form.
So there you have it. Minecraft: blocky but good.