Comments on: Not a Minecraft post The Gaming Stack Exchange Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:18:24 +0000 hourly 1 By: Arda Xi Wed, 13 Jul 2011 09:47:27 +0000 I’ll even go as far as saying that Terraria is what Minecraft should have been. Terraria is definitely based on Minecraft, but it has more gameplay. I admit that it’s easier to implement in 2D than in 3D, but still, this is what Minecraft should’ve had a long time ago.

]]> By: Thedaian Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:37:55 +0000 There’s a lot more reasons why Terraria gets compared to Minecraft than just ‘pixel based and has mining’

Both games feature being dropped into a randomly generated empty wilderness, and require you to construct a house to (generally) survive the night. Both games have a crafting system (though how it works is different). Both games feature construction (and mining) in a tile based system. In general, both games feature tiered tools and armour, where you use tools from the ‘first tier’ to get tools from the second.

That said, they are also different games. Minecraft’s main focus (until the ‘Adventure Update’ happens, at least) has been on construction, with no real ‘end game’ beyond gathering a whole bunch of diamond. Terraria is more defined, with bosses, “high level” areas, and generally a lot of content for the ‘end game’. Terraria is the least Minecraft Minecraft clone, but there’s definitely some inspiration there.

If anything, Terraria is a 2d Metroidvania combined with Minecraft.

By: Ronan Forman Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:26:59 +0000 @DMA57361 Well sort of but no, a clone implies that the core gameplay is the same, and I have yet to see anyone’s lego get destroyed as they are building it buy the pieces them selves, neither have I seen anyone summon a giant eye to attack!

]]> By: DMA57361 Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:20:11 +0000 Wait, if they’re tile-based (or block-based, if we think in 3D), and you can add and remove blocks as you see fit, doesn’t that mean that Minecraft and Terraria are both partially LEGO clones? ;P