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: 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...
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.
Conclusion: Terraria is a fantastic game of exploration and survival. You can occasionally feel lost in its open-world that lacks any real signposting, but the simple joy of digging and crafting means you’ll keep playing to discover the naturally-occurring progress.
Excerpt: Another night, another full-on zombie and floating eyeball invasion. The safety of morning will come soon enough, and with it, some key decisions. You should probably chop down some trees for new materials. Though, maybe you might want to mine for some ore to forge better gear.
Pros: Absolutely tons to do, Everything can be mined, chopped, and rebuilt, New content for PC expatriates
Cons: Early game is a drag, Occasional slow down, Crafting without a mouse
Conclusion: Chock-a-block with vast amounts of randomised discoverable charm, danger and thrills, and a true pleasure to play with friends, Terarria is well worth what could be regarded as a steep asking price if you only consider it with eyes attuned to more modern-looking titles.