Terraria was originally released in 2011 for PC’s running Windows by game studio Re-Logic but later found itself selling on GOG.com. In Terraria you play in a 2D randomly generated world battling it out against monsters and other players but can also enjoy a more peaceful gameplay experience by simply crafting, building and mining. Like Minecraft this game is very open ended and is endlessly playable with the only limits to the game being your imagination. The graphics are one of the features that stick out about the game to the new player, the simple 16 bit sprites in the game are a pleasant memory from the historic gaming era of the early 1990s.
Terraria benefits from a dedicated server very much the same way other sandbox games do. Terraria needs a constantly live system to host the world and allow easy connections from players all over the world to join in and save there progress within the game world.
I love it. It's never boring with its sandbox but RPG feel, and there are so many things you can choose to do in Terraria. It's great!
Now if you've played minecraft then Terraria will be a fresh restart for you to go through! Essentially a 2 bit version of everyone's favourite building block game Terraria allows places you in a world with nothing but a pickaxe, sword and wood axe, using these tools you can collect materials that you need to survive. With the pickaxe you are able to dig caves into the world to gather ores for crafting, while exploring these caverns you've created you will no doubt come across some monsters that need slaying with your sword. The wood axe will allow you to chop down trees for crafting materials, you can sue these materials to either build settlements or craft new weapons. Some pre-made caverns will allow you to discover materials for you to use during your time exploring, this feature is built in so it promotes you to search through the map. I found this encouraging and refreshing as it allowed for a mix of different monsters and locations to settle in with a collection of various weapons. While the gameplay was surprisingly simple i found it to be outstandingly fun, while only a 2 bit game there is plenty of great action to have. If you play long enough you'll be sure to find some classical references that make it worth the game time, i found these to be some of my personal highlights. Playing online allows for multiple exploration and monster slaying, i personally couldn't pick out anything frustrating when playing with a group of friends. If you wanted to find cheap Terraria hosting then you will be able to check out this page to see the different options available for you, hopefully you'll be slaying demon eyes in no time at all!
I originally did the stupid mistake of buying a game based on its look rather then the feedback of the community and reviews, which meant I bought star bound instead of terraria. ----HUGE MISTAKE---- after playing the game for a numerous about of hours I soon realised that star bound had no point, as you had to travel around constantly and base build was a waste of time due to the amount of traveling around, you were never on one planet for to long. After getting bored of starbound bought terraria hoping and praying for a better game. Yes the graphics are not as good as starbound but everything else about terraria is a 100% better. Game play, general story behind the game, the content, the list literally goes on. Oh and the developers of this game actually release regular updates unlike starbound. Fantastic game. Would recommend.
The only way to describe Terraria is AMAZING! Terraria has 10 times the amount of items and bosses that mincraft have so its definitely the more superior of the two in terms of experience and the free roam aspects. You should really compare though as it gets a bit old when alot of MC people haven't even tried playing Terraria. the game is not only cheaper but also has loads more updates and loads more content.
Why does everyone always compare Terraria to minecraft? Yeah they follow the same genres and also have many things in common, but they are 2 separate games with their own personalities. I play both games and love both of them for a number of different reasons. Sandbox is the Best!
Me and my friends play Terraria everyday, we converted from minecraft a couple months ago as the community was sadly becoming a lot younger. Terraria really does add a lot more to sandbox gaming. :)
My favourite aspect of the game is that I can do what I want with my friends and anything can happen :D anything!
FOund this little gem on the steam store the other day when the sale was on. Love this game so much have been waiting to play it for ages but was waiting for the price to drop!!! So surprised what i have been missing out on. Wish i had picked up Terraria a lot sooner. Bit of a noob mistake on my part.
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To start with i was convinced it was just going to be a 2D Minecraft rip off with very little extra to do and a waste of money but i was shocked when a friend bought me this as a gift after he banged on about it for months. I sat down installed it and give it a real good go, at first I was a little unsure as was and still am a minecraft addict. But Terraria really does have its own unique features that shined through after about the first 10 minutes. I can now confess that I have been converted by my friend and now even run my own Terraria server. I'm sorry to everyone I slagged this game off to. Its dead fun and has hours of play time.
Pixel art, retro look, sandbox and open world are just a few ways I would explain Terraria. Such a great game, you got to play it with your mates though really else it can get a little boring. PVP is the only way to play Terraria though as you can have loads of fun playing team death matches.
In my opinion i would say that Terraria is a lot better then both minecraft and starbound. The community is huge and the game is flawless. #TeamTerraria
Terraria server hosting was such a huge relief when they released the dedicated server package to the public. I host my own games from the home computer but we also have clan server that we use, 24/7 access is the only way to go. saves me a load of money on the family bills as well.