There are four difficulty modes: Peaceful, Easy, Normal, and Hard. Peaceful mode is where the player cannot starve, so food is not needed, and monsters such as zombies will not spawn. Houses don't serve a purpose. It is very simple to be a nomad on Peaceful. In Easy mode, the players' hunger meter goes down very slowly, and monsters do not spawn as often as in more difficult modes. They are also weak.
Normal is the default mode. When the player first gets the game, the difficulty is set to Normal, but you can change it whenever you want. Everything happens at a normal rate. Monsters don't under-spawn or excessively spawn. The hunger meter drains at a normal pace. Hard is where monsters are beefed up to the max, and they spawn almost everywhere and very quickly. I usually play on Normal because I find it the most legit. It allows me to build whatever I want with my resources and my imagination, while fighting evil monsters.
There are also four game modes: Survival, Hardcore, Creative, and Adventure. Survival is where the player survives by building a house, mining for ores, and killing the Wither and Ender Dragon (boss monsters). Hardcore is Survival, but locked on Hard difficulty. As I mentioned above, the player can always change the difficulty except for in Hardcore mode. The player also only gets one life rather than infinite number. I think it is safe to say, YOLO (You Only Live Once). When the player dies playing Hardcore, he/she cannot re-spawn. He/She must delete the world.
Creative is where flying is enabled, the player has unlimited building blocks, and the player cannot die. This is a game mode where the player can invoke their creative side, and build whatever they wish. Adventure mode is Survival, but the player cannot break blocks. This mode is used for Adventure maps, where creative players create story-based worlds in which others players can play. This allows the builders' creations to preserved.
|Wither (Boss Mob)|
|Enderman with Grass Block|
|Ender Dragon (Boss Mob)|
The most dangerous monster (in my opinion) does not duel in the Overworld, but in the End realm. It is the Enderman. It can teleport and will be aggravated if it is looked in the eye. They are perhaps the deadliest monster ever implemented in the game.
There is no limit to where you can mine. Mining gives the player the resources to create buildings and craft armor and weapons. Diamonds are the strongest material and the more diamonds, the better :D!
Minecraft is a very creative game. It is very challenging with no limit! The player can plan, design, build, and fight. You can also create multiple worlds. I think it is one of the best games ever created!