Terraria is a 2D indie platform game where you can do about anything you’d like. You can fight monsters, build buildings, explore the terrain, gather resources and craft items and equipment.
At first glanze, Terraria might look just like another Minecraft clone. It’s not. Certainly not. But if you like Minecraft, you’ll like Terraria.
But unlike Minecraft, Terraria has depth. Real depth.
You can play Terraria in singleplayer or multiplayer. I’m more of a “single player” player, but I would imagine taking your character online is fun.
Your character is completely independent of whatever world you made it with. This has a huge advantage when you’re taking your character online. You can nurture your character in singleplayer before you take it online. If you have friends online, they can help you get the best gear real quick.
This is also a huge advantage when it comes to new versions of Terraria. More than once, new ore and blocks has been introduced. The only way of aquiring those resources is to make a new world and start gather resources, luckily with your character where you have topped up the equipment.
Some games benefit from XP, others do not. What I love with Terraria is that it’s only your equipment what defines your character, not that you’ve slain 10000 monsters and 100’s of bosses. Dequip, and you’re just as vulnerable as the next guy.
You can play with your looks – and you can choose not to. You can build houses like castles, or you can build houses with wooden walls, wood table and a wood chair.