Publisher: 505 Games
Developers: Re-Logic, Engine Software
What they say: DIG, FIGHT, EXPLORE, BUILD! Nothing is impossible in the special edition version of this action-packed sandbox adventure! Over a dozen environments and hundreds of items to craft and enemies to defeat! The world is your canvas – make it your own. Special edition content includes new tutorials, 2-4 player split-screen, 8 players online, new items, pets, enemies, and a brand new boss!
What I say: PC indie darling Terraria finally makes its way to consoles. I have always been a console kid and so I always miss out on cool PC games. The game has made its transition pretty well complete from what I understand although there are bugs galore. Nothing game breaking I assure you but the stuttering sound and freezing can get pretty annoying.
Now as I said Terarria started life as a PC game so do not expect any hand holding. This version includes a rather vague tutorial. It does a pretty good job of covering the basics although building a house isn’t explained very well. I had to go online to find a tutorial for the tutorial which, seems to me, to defeat the purpose. But once I overcame that hiccup I began my journey into Terraria.
You create your character then you are dumped into a random world (small, medium or large like fries) with only a guide and a few items. Now let me tell you, don’t fool around too much. Build that first house stat! Why? Because when the Sun goes down all hell breaks loose as scary demon eyeballs and zombies attack in an overwhelming manner. They are not here to play! Survive the first night and it’s on to explore the world. You can stay topside or you can start digging. Digging yields rare metals, upgrades and more. There is a ton to explore and do as well as menaces to face, but you will receive zero guidance from the game. This can make things seem unfocused. But once exploring begins you will find plenty to do but if you are not used to that much freedom the experience can be somewhat jarring. There is also an online mode with multiplayer but I never could seem to get it to work. Hopefully that will be fixed in a future patch.
I have enjoyed my time with Terraria and hopefully the bugs will be fixed in the near future. But bear in mind there is no “beating” it and how long it lasts is completely up to you.
Once the bugs are fixed I intend to reexamine the game and this score might change.
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