Conclusion: I wasn't able to test x Mataeus x's comment regarding online games (that only friends' games will appear in the available game listing), although it seems silly to restrict the game in such a way and still have a "friends only" option.
Excerpt: Whenever Terraria is brought up, there is almost always a comparison to Minecraft. In fact some people describe Terraria as a 2D Minecraft. Why do they do that? Because Terraria is set in a 2D world, and it also has crafting.
Excerpt: At long last, Terraria found its way from the PC and onto the Xbox and PSN respectively. First released onto the PC back in May 2011, this 2D side scrolling adventure game achieved critical acclaim amongst reviewers and users alike.
Summary: Terraria is essentially a 2D side-scrolling Minecraft mixed with a Metroidvania. If that doesn't get your hardcore gamer blood pumping, I don't know what will. The game makes the transition from PC to Xbox Live Arcade fairly intact, though with some rough spots due to the control change from...
Excerpt: The advertising tag line for Terraria is DIG, FIGHT, EXPLORE, BUILD. For many gamers that will draw an instant connection with the highly successful Minecraft. But can this 2D side-scrolling game with RPG overtones live up to that comparison? The first step should be to play the tutorial.
Excerpt: Gaming is a strange beast. As time goes by, everything my experience tells me that I think I know about gaming is gradually being shown to be wrong. I am continually surprised again and again by the innovation of game studios and how they manage to use an already-established idea and evolve it into...
Excerpt: While many have seen Terraria as a rip-off of Minecraft, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, Terraria expands on Minecraft’s premise of sandbox survival in nearly every way by adding a huge variety of weapons and armor, ore, and boss fights.
Pros: Spelunking in a vibrant 2D world, destructible environments, multiplayer, more RPG elements than Minecraft
Cons: “Hard-Mode” bosses are too hard for single player, can feel like you have to grind to get some equipment, lack of tutorial in the PC version creates a reliance on external game guides