I'm interested, but on internship in NY and don't have my PC here for the summer. What are the lot of differences from Minecraft aside from the obvious 2d-ness of the game??
Aside from 2D, what's different from Minecraft?
The game is much more focused around combat and exploring caves instead of building things.
In fact, not to get too judgmental here but, I'd say Minecraft has a better building system.
Of course, Terraria has better combat, a wider selection of enemies, BETTER enemies, more loot, armor sets, cool & interesting weapons, realistic water physics, NPCs that you can get to move into your town, boss battles, your weapons & tools don't break, and it has a more streamlined crafting system.
I kind of wish Minecraft would pick some of this stuff up, cause it's REALLY cool, and it'd be much more fun if I could build in a 3D space while fighting off demon eyes & stuff
After a few hours of gameplay, the differences are pretty apparent. Building is not the focus, though you can make some cool stuff, and building houses can be fun to build. Having a cool little "town" that your NPCs can live in (Merchant, Arms Dealer, Guide, Dryad, Demolitions guy, Nurse) adds a fun aspect to the game.
I've found myself doing a LOT of caving. Having the ability to sort of see what's around you (still obsturcted by darkness where there is no light) is sort of cool. The armor and tools and weapons are fun to learn how to make. Plus, you can visit Hell, if you'd like (you will!)
There are bosses, tons of mobs, cool loot, floating islands, Blood Moon zombie invasions... I like it more than minecraft, personally.
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