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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday Spent Digging Dirt

I have spent the last 3-4 hours playing Terraria by Re-Logic for the Personal Computer non-stop after inducting it into my Game Library. When time just flew by so fast without you noticing it, you know that you are playing a great game. Terraria is the 2D equivalent of Minecraft where you are given the freedom to alter the terrain of your game world to your liking, one block at a time. Though the game lost a bit of the immersion found in Minecraft, it is still a very addicting endeavor. You are given a huge, randomized 2D world to explore and you must gather resources and start transforming the world to your liking. Unlike Minecraft however, this game is a bit easier to play because you don't have to worry about 3D space and the crafting system is a lot more forgiving because you don't have to figure out the item formulas. The game also has a heavy focus on combat and there are actual body equipment slots for your character. Terraria has that classic 2D feel to it with its adorable simplistic pixel art, so it is perfect for those who miss the olden days of gaming. More importantly, this is another excellent sandbox game for those who are looking to explore their inner creativity. It's slightly more inviting than Minecraft as well. The game is currently available exclusively on Steam.

A platform action adventure game where you get to make your own platforms to jump on.

FIRST IMPRESSION: 5 out of 5

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