Terraria isn’t for me, it isn’t my cup of tea. I’ve been playing it for a few hours, and while I am enjoying the basics, when I look at the official Wikipedia for the game, I realise that I don’t want to invest the time required to get the most out of the game.
If you haven’t played yet, Terraria is apparently similar to Minecraft (a game I haven’t touched at all), just in a 2D perspective rather than Minecraft’s 3D world. With Terraria you create a character and a world then appear in a lovely looking 2D landscape with simply a Pickaxe and an Axe for, respectively, mining and chopping down trees. You chop down some trees, build yourself a basic house, kill some blobs, craft some torches and workbench. Then you are able to craft some more advanced objects like a door and a chair. All very simple, but I was left wondering what else to do.
I talked to the friendly Guide who wandered around and was informed that I could build a house for him and go mining to find more materials to make things with. So I started to dig, and dig, and dig. I found stone and clay and bit of iron ore. I resurfaced and built myself a furnace to create a sword and a hammer.
I mined some more. And more. A few hours later and I had mined plenty of dirt, stone and clay with very little in the way of ore. I checked the Terraria wiki and saw all these magnificent houses that had been built and the variety of bosses to summon and defeat. It was then that I realised that I wasn’t keen on spending the time required digging away to find the materials needed to make all these wonderful objects.
Some people love these games, and I know that Minecraft is wildly popular, but they do not hold any charm for me. If I wanted to build things I would play some Sims or a Tycoon game. Terraria on the other hand, it just isn’t for me.
Has anyone else been playing it, if so, what do you think of it and games of its’ ilk?