It is what Minetest is at it's most basic. While it functions extreemly well as a modding base. As a sandalone game it falls flat from a lack of content and not enough indication that it is meant to be moded. Causing alot of confusion and negative reviews from new players.
The idea of a texture-pack that is based of an actual system arcetexture insead of just bein pixel art is a novel concept. The problen just comes from the lack of support with half the blocks in the default game being unchanged, and the textures themselves are also rough and hard to destinguish
What more is there to say it's mario in minetest. It is very functional with little to no bugs and also has pretty good level design. My only gripe is that the time of day is not set, so if you play for too long it will turn to night and you will literaly be left in the dark untill the next moring. But other than that pretty fun.
It is like an old minecraft lets play from 2012 just turned into a minetest texturepack.
The sharp angular asthetic is on point and very well drawn and detailed without being too overbaring.
And the extended support is nice too!
The general art direction is very acurate to the Minecraft version.
But the only 2 things holding this back are the missing textures and,
the low saturation and contrast compared to the minecraft version.