I’m not going to be reviewing this game as such, if you want to know what’s in it just watch the trailer:
Instead I am going to be explaining why this game is NOT Minecraft. Many people seem to think it is, and I can see why, but after playing this game for 5 minutes you can clearly see what this game is about and how different it is to Minecraft.
First reason: The are both pixel based.
Now this may be true, but then lots of other games are, and no-one accuses them of being like one-another, The original Mario games were too and I have never seen anyone say that “It’s like Minecraft” or vice-versa. I assume what they actually mean is that they are tile based. Well this is due to the world generating game-mechanic and, yet again if you think about it many games use the same game-mechanic and none of them are “the same game”.
Reason two: They both feature mining.
Well yes, but they go about is in different ways, while Minecraft focuses on digging and finding ores, Terraria is about surviving, killing monsters and stealing loot, if you were to play Terraria with no monsters it would be dull and boring. Obviously the same is not true for Minecraft as there is a “Peaceful” mode, also building is very difficult in Terraria so don’t expect any fantastic creations.
The final reason.
There’s no demo so people who make these assumptions haven’t actually played the game. But it’s only £6, go buy it now, it’s totally worth it’s weight in code!