As the genre suggests, Terraria is a 2D game. Players create customized characters, select a difficulty, select a world size, and begin playing.
Gameplay consists of exploration, attacking hostile monsters, and building. These basic concepts have caused people to draw comparisons between Terraria and Minecraft, another indie game. You run around your world collecting materials to build a house, create furniture, make clothes, craft armor, smith weapons, and mix potions. The game has a night and day system, where most of the hostile creatures appear during the night, forcing most building to happen during the daytime. There are certain areas where creatures spawn during the day, but those are for you to find on your own if you decide to buy the game. In addition to these basic aspects of gameplay, there are dungeons and boss monsters that you can fight to get more powerful items.
Multiplayer is also available on Terraria. Players can host Terraria servers so that their friends can join and play on the same world map. The only issue with this is that you would need a strong internet connection to host a server for several people. If you decide to play multiplayer, you can switch onto a player-vs-player mode and try to best each other in combat; choosing to fight for one of four teams or to stay neutral.
Graphics and Music:
Though the graphics of Terraria aren’t the greatest, they are nice and clean considering it is 2D.
The music is catchy as well. Search “Terraria day theme” somewhere and you’ll understand.
Terraria is a nice time-burner. If you’re interested in a 2D alternative to the popular game Minecraft, this game could be for you. Even if you don’t play with friends, you can always build your own fort playing in solo mode. The game is arguably worth the approximate ten dollars you have to pay for it. After all, it’s about half the price of Minecraft.