Terraria is one of those games which I’ve been contemplating purchasing for quite some time. The game has received some wonderful reviews across all platforms, and it’s on sale on Steam as much as sofas are at DFS. It is really a mystery to why I’m yet to play it.
With its retro feel and emphasis on exploration Terraria will remind no doubt remind you of a side scrolling Minecraft. Although initially releasing on the PC in 2011, Terraria, has since worked its way to PSN (including an eventual PS Vita port), XBL and mobile devices, scoring an impressive 81 on Metacritic.
Aran reviewed the game for TSA, scoring it an 8. He was a fan of the huge sense of scale and exploration to the game saying that “even a medium sized map will take hours to explore”.
The crafting side to the game was also diverse, and “actually very easy to get the hang of”. At times Terraria has a hint of survival. During the night “creatures such as Zombies and Demon Eyes come out with the sole purpose of killing you and if you’re not near shelter then Terraria becomes a game of survival”.
Terraria also includes some RPG elements such as boss battles which “provide some of the toughest gameplay you will experience”. You’ll also stumble across NPCs with the vast majority of them there to help you.
Aran concluded in his review:
Terraria is a simple game that is hard to master, and one that can easily consume your time. The only stories here are the ones you create, either by yourself or with others, and there’s a chance to construct some real masterpieces.
Now it’s over to you. What did you think of Terraria? And on which system did you prefer it on? Pop down your thoughts in the comments section, and be sure to give the game either a Buy It, Sale It, Plus It or Avoid It rating. Get your thoughts in by Sunday evening and we’ll collate them in Monday’s verdict article.