If you have never played a game like this before, let me start off by saying you should. Think of Terraria as a 2d version of Minecraft. The whole premise behind this game is creativity and adventure. You start off with a pick axe, sword, axe and a worthless guide. The first night in Terraria is by far the worst. You learn a quick lesson about survival. This is where you quickly learn that housing and armor are your best friends. As you progress on your new found adventure you find boss encounters and dungeons ripe for the picking. Collecting and combining become key to progression.
What this game does well is it gives you a world and you choose how to play it. The player can choose to play from easy to hardcore, where if you die that’s the end of your game. Combat is challenging, without being cumbersome. If you are looking for cutting edge graphics, you might see this as a down fall, but I am coming from the era of Atari/ NES so the graphics to me are a wonderful rollback to games I played as a child. The only real negatives to this game, an these are from personal experience, would be the constant crashing of the game on my Ps Vita and some of the choices for trophies. Trophies like Hellevator and To Hell and Back both glitched on me and I ended up either having to do heavy research to figure out how to correct it, or downloading my previous save file from Ps Plus to get it to pop.
Even with those faults this game easily makes up for them with hours upon hours of creative and engaging game play. Another major plus to consider is the ever growing, dedicated and helpful community. The world is ever adding and expanding as Re-Logic is always updating the core game and it’s fans are always wanting more. All of this plus the cost make Terraia an easy recommend to any gamer looking for a game to just play and enjoy when you have down time, without having to commit serious time each and every time they play.
Rating: 91 Plat. Difficulty Rating: 5/ 10