So let's start by answering the main question on everyone's mind: what is Terraria? Well, simply put Terraria is a game of exploration, crafting, building and surviving. When I first got my hands on it, I noticed how similar it felt to another open world game, Minecraft. Terraria is a 2D game where you are thrown into a randomly generated world and tasked with surviving. You start with the basics: an axe, a pickaxe and a sword. These are the basics and will help you start. If you are unsure of what to do there is a guide that you can talk to for any questions you may have.
You will start out harvesting building materials and building shelter for yourself and your guide. Eventually you can even start mining for materials that will help you craft armor and weapons (that is, unless you find one or two rarities in your mining expeditions). The game controls very easily. For the transition from PC to consoles the developers have allowed auto-targeting to replace the precision of a mouse. The other thing that helps this game is the ease with which you can build and explore. I have found myself a few times losing hours to this game and I haven't even started deep exploration.
Now you must be asking yourself, why are we covering a game like this on here? Well, let me show you:
There is a lot to do in this game and it definitely is a fun one if you want to kill some time. There is also the option to play with up to four players on one console through split screen play as well as to go online and play with others. If you are looking for a fun game to kill some time while you wait for World War Z or just a fun way to relax at the end of the day, look no further than Terraria, an unsurprising addition to your survival horror game collection. You can pick up Terraria on Xbox Live for 1200 Points ($15) or on Steam for ($9.99) today or you can wait for its eventual PSN release.