Terraria is a 16-bit playground that it’s all too easy to get lost in. Game built around a never-ending carrot on a stick. You explore round the world with world with some tools and a weapon exploring area and fighting enemies and gathering important material so that you can arrange those materials and craft better items.
Game Terraria developed by 505 which is a 2D, side-scrolling version of Minecraft. Graphical differences are the major difference between the two but drawing comparisons is useless if you have no idea what either one is about. So you want to know what is Terraria?
Terraria is a game built around a never-ending carrot on a stick. You explore round the world with world with some tools and a weapon exploring area and fighting enemies and gathering important material so that you can arrange those materials and craft better items. You can build yourself a shelter, store items and set up your crafting tools. It’s wise to do so, in the day-to-night cycle that is constantly running in Terraria lots of bad things come out at night. Zombies, flying eyes, evil, bad things that want to hurt you. If you last until sunrise they will go away on their own so so your best to make it through the night.
The feeling of accomplishment you get from building, exploration and discovering in game is quite addictive as game give. When you’re digging through the caverns, swinging your pick axe like a wild man to carve your way and you come upon a treasure chest or large stash of ore you’re infected with a need to know what else might be waiting for you out there in the dark. The only injury to finding your way as deep as possible is after you gather a good amount of rare materials and you want to rush back to you crafting station to see what new items might be available. But to play a cold game you have to be bit intelligent and do research to get going on a proper path.
Unfortunately it takes a bit of research to get going on a proper path if you’re jumping into the game cold. There’s no in-game tutorial and despite some not-so-helpful tips from the “guide” NPC, Terraria can feel like trying to speak a forgotten tongue in a far away land if you don’t step off on the right foot. Despite it’s more “adventurous” feel (as compared to Minecraft) there’s absolutely no direction given to the player, but for most that’s part of the fun. The copious enemies populating the randomly-created worlds quickly become annoying to ward off, especially when coupled with the monotonous combat mechanics.
The games thrill is having an entire 16 bit-inspired sprite-filles world as your playground to do with what you please is exciting. Joining in with friends all on the same server adds to the fun as you populate the same looping place at the same time, showing off your creativety to each other and standing side-by-side fighting off the slimes and zombies.
Terraria is a game to get lost in. Let the things it’s tryin g to do happen and you’ll be rewarded for your patience and effort. Before you know it you’ll be sitting at your computer having lost hours of the day you didn’t know existed. In your chest, that you made, sitting in the house you built, will be the rewards of a hard day’s work. Though it will hardly feel like work at all.