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Terraria

~Game Review by Super Searcher

Terraria is a 2-D platform/building/player vs. player/role playing game, made by independent game studio Re-Logic. While some might say Terraria is simply a 2-D Minecraft look-alike, that is far from true.

Both games revolve around exploration, crafting, construction, and combat with a variety of creatures in a randomly generated world. But Terraria offers many things that Minecraft does not. For example: more interesting NPCs, harder monsters, cooler weapons, lots and lots of costumes, and much better bosses.

You start out in the middle of nowhere, with nothing but a couple of tools and an idiot guide. After you survive the first slime onslaught and get a house built, then you can start having fun. As you progress through the game you will find better and tougher items, ranging from swords to a laser gun. You can also gather resources to craft new items and equipment. Many resources, such as ores, can be found while mining or exploring underground caves. For some of the more advanced items, one will be used to craft another.

Eventually you will be able to activate hardcore mode. This makes the world you’re playing on much tougher, but also much funner, with new varieties of items, monsters, NPCs, and bosses. Like Minecraft you have biomes, the major ones being forests, deserts, caves, and ocean. There are some more than these, but I’ll let you find them yourself.

Terraria is available on Steam for around $10, but it usually goes on sale around holidays for $2.50. The game is currently having a Halloween event, so if you’re thinking of getting it, now would be a good time.

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