Minecraft has been around for a long time and has made millions if not billions of dollars over those years. Roblox is skewed towards younger gamers but is also an extremely popular blocky builder that has millions of users.
From the looks of it, Hytale has all of the building and monster-battling of Minecraft with the addition of farming mechanics, better fighting mechanics, and better overall graphics while still keeping the blocky feel to it.
The animations are a nice face lift from what we are used to seeing with the likes of Minecraft and Roblox. I noticed a lot of subtle little movements in the facial animations that reminded me of a kids show on Cartoon Network or a Pixar movie.
The reason that we are talking about it replacing not just Minecraft but Roblox also is the addition of mini games. With the small bits of combat and multiplayer play visible in the trailer, it looks like there are some really fun game modes and mini games to be enjoyed on a competitive level, possibly even for less casual more pro-oriented players.
Overall, the game looks pretty great. We are excited to see more from Hypixel Studio in the coming months.