Some games unite a fanbase in incredible ways. Breath of the Wild was amazing for how virtually everyone who played it adored Nintendo's revolutionary open-world. Other titles such as Star Wars Battlefront II were notable because of how unanimous the hatred was for them.
The rise of the internet has generally invited polarisation. Social media companies promote controversial takes, for better and for worse, and as such, division amongst gamers online is commonplace.
However, much of this division is more a product of the hostile nature of sites such as Twitter and the tribalistic nature of console wars rather than because the games themselves are divisive.
That said, there are some titles that no matter how much they get right, there will always be division.
This can be because of story choices, a departure from the gameplay of previous entries in the series or even just because of the immense hype coming for a game. These games are ones that never had a chance of uniting the fanbase.
Minecraft feels like the antithesis of most modern AAA games, in two key ways.
Firstly, the game is built almost entirely around the creation of structures rather than their destruction. Games like Crackdown and Just Cause have earned millions by allowing players to destroy whole buildings in the most thrilling way possible, while series such as GTA, Battlefield and Call of Duty continue to implement more and more realistic explosion mechanics into each entry.
Therefore, it is incredibly surprising to be playing a game where the sole aim is to build. Sure you can blow stuff up and you have to break rocks to hold them, but the ultimate aim of raw creation was one virtually unheard of when Minecraft released.
Minecraft also differs in its complete lack of gameplay objectives. Almost all games, whether it's Super Mario or Fallout, are pushing players towards a particular objective. Minecraft offers virtually none of this, inviting players to come up with their own goals and projects.
As such, there will always be a certain group of players who just don't 'get' Minecraft. While some love the freedom offered by Mojang's classic, there are certainly those who will never really enjoy what the game has to offer.