I haven’t been shy about my indifference to “Minecraft.” I really just don’t get it.
And when the SpartanKids were interested in Terraria, I showed about as much enthusiasm.
Then one day, I saw them playing it. WOW. An old school side-scroller.
Only, it’s not.
Terraria is a game I haven’t been able to put down. The whole experience has had me glued to my iPad Mini. And I am WAY out ahead of my kids in the game. Because I just “get it.”
Terraria has an element of Minecraft, where you have to find certain pieces of a recipe and make certain weapons and things. But there is a strong resemblance to NES style graphics. The characters all speak in one sentence phrases, but they seem to always be telling you something different.
Something else…I have been approaching this game the same way as I used to approach NES games that I hadn’t beaten. But in a way, with the “open world” style of the game, as well as the processing power of computers nowadays, a game with 8-bit graphics can seem endless….literally. And I haven’t been looking at spoilers. Same as when I was in fourth or fifth grade. I would talk to my friends about how to do things on games at school. But it was rare for there to be a guidebook, and the internet wasn’t open yet.
So, I know there are guides online. But I don’t want to know. The game has plenty enough spoilers in tips on the load screen. I want to discover things. For me, that is the fun of the game. I have defeated three bosses already, and can’t wait to find out what else I can do.