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    Game » consists of 24 releases. Released May 16, 2011

    The first major 2D entry into the world of "open world" sandbox action-adventure games, Terraria is inspired by 16-bit platformers and allows players to mine for ores, craft new equipment, and fight monstrous bosses in a large procedurally-generated world.

    dragonbloodthirsty's Terraria (PC) review

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    I literally cannot stop playing this game

    I literally cannot stop playing this game. I decided writing a review might help me get away from it for a little while.

    Terraria is fun, and it does include elements from another game (Minecraft), but it is also has some unique elements of its own. You can build a small town or castle, where people will come to live after you meet certain conditions. The crafting in Terraria is more straightforward than it is in Minecraft, but crafting isn't the only thing the game offers. The game is a kind of sandbox Adventure/RPG, with an easy-to-get-into crafting system.

    As a sandbox game, it is what you make of it. For me, after playing some few hours (17 in the past three days), I can say what I enjoy best is the exploration. I dig down into the ground and go as deep as I can. There are chests full of items and better stuff the deeper into the earth you go. I've only really reached the third layer down so far (where the walls are dark grey with stones). I looked online and it looks like there will be more for me to do, even though many other games would be done by now. I've not looked too much, because I don't want to spoil all the surprises.

    The other characters in your little town help you, and the Guide specifically helps a lot. I would have liked such a character in Minecraft. He can, among other things, tell you what you can make using your items.

    I normally like having well defined levels, because it puts in natural breaks for my play. As it stands, Terraria is a game I can play and easily lose track of time. Don't buy this game near finals. If I hadn't gotten it as a gift, I wouldn't be playing it right now either. Either set an alarm, or tell the rest of your life you're going to disappear for a little while.

    Other reviews for Terraria (PC)

      No, it's not minecraft. 0

      This game is very unique and fun, despite people constantly referring to it as a minecraft rip-off. With the "you dig, you craft it's minecraft" generalization. Although it has similarities to the elements of minecraft basics, in 2D. The gist of the game do not tie together to minecraft at all, however you may play it as a 2D minecraft if you wish. You start out by having a set of copper tools ready at hand, destroying a tree that collapses, collecting resources to craft a workbench. Then stone ...

      6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

      Fun with friends. 0

      It's easy to say Terraria is 2D minecraft, and hell I think I've said that to several people who have asked me about it, but it's much more than that. It takes minecraft concepts and puts a real game around it (a fun one at that). You do all the minecraft things like chopping down trees, smashing up stones, and building a shelter, but you end up exploring massive dungeons with boss fights, discovering underground forests, and using your jetpack to fly a floating island. This game has depth! I...

      8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

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