It does seem like Minecraft 2.0. Hypixel, from experience, have really thought about what makes Minecraft fun, and have adapted it. It has a storyline yet an infinite world. It has built-in minigames yet easy-to-make servers + modding capabilities.
A friend and I created a forum for it. I'm hoping this doesn't count as advertising, as it is a completely different topic to this server and only relevant to this thread, but the url is https://hytale-forum.org :)