One of the most common things people will say about Terraria for PC is that it is really just a Minecraft rip off. That I have always felt was a bit on the unfair side as Terraria has more than enough of its own ideas to make it stand out. Many other folks feel the same way as in addition to the game selling a ton of copies (across nearly all platforms) it has become something of a merchandising juggernaut too.
The idea of Terraria is quite simple really. You just need to keep on surviving and getting more and more stuff that you can use to make your quality of virtual life better. Yes, that does sound very similar to what Minecraft offers, but I feel that Terraria plays rather differently to what Minecraft offers. To start with, Terraria is played in 2D and you may think that for a game of this style that is rather unimpressive, but that is not the case at all.
Build Your Own Community
You will be spending a lot of time getting deep into various areas to get ores and other items. These are what you will be using to build houses. Once you start this process, you have NPCs move in and they can do some pretty neat stuff for you. This ranges from selling items for you to healing your wounds. This is a part of the gameplay that I really like and I enjoy it far more than the boring villagers that Minecraft offers.
Take Them All Down
Like other games in this genre, Terraria is easier the more you play. The more you play, the stronger you get, the better gear you get and the better weapons you get. I really like how this game is always pushing you forward and that is probably the main reason I always get addicted to this when I fire it up. It is a very, very addictive game and the thought that you might get enough stuff to get that dream weapon is always at the back of your mind.
Play With Friends
There are bosses in the game and this is something that really sets it apart from Minecraft. I really do enjoy. The boss fights are a great deal of fun and some of these may seem impossible at first, but as long as you grind and get better stuff, they will become a cakewalk eventually. You can team up with up to three friends to go adventuring together which is fun, but especially fun is taking on bosses together. The game does also have some competitiveness to it as well which can also be a great time.
I will admit that I do not think Terraria has the kind of mass appeal that Minecraft does. However, it is a game that I have always had a great time with and those who like old school 2D style RPG’s I have a feeling would probably have a much easier time getting into this than they would Minecraft.
- Lots of weapons to use
- The combat is more in-depth than you would think
- The 2D graphics are pretty awesome
- I really like the boss battles
- Playing with others is a lot of fun
- Some boss battles are impossible until you are geared up properly
- Not the same mass appeal as Minecraft
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP