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2013-11-19 09:47:16 AM
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2013-11-19 09:48:41 AM
Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.
 
2013-11-19 09:51:01 AM

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.


Yeah, I enjoyed it. And I'm playing it via Wine on OSX, so your mileage is bound to improve.
 
2013-11-19 09:51:52 AM

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.


Yeah, i enjoyed it. But none of the friends i tried to get involved could get past the retro look. If the screenshots look fine to you it's worth a shot.
 
2013-11-19 09:52:22 AM
Latest news my ass.  This game is years old.

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.


They're working on a sci-fi themed one called "Starbound" with much better mechanics and gameplay.  I'd research that one.
 
2013-11-19 09:53:46 AM

Theaetetus: Yeah, I enjoyed it.


Get out of my head! Or rather i'll get out of yours, or something.
 
2013-11-19 09:55:55 AM

J. Frank Parnell: nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.

Yeah, i enjoyed it. But none of the friends i tried to get involved could get past the retro look. If the screenshots look fine to you it's worth a shot.


That's kind of what I'm worried about, my 6 year old daughter and I enjoy Minecraft, but the SNES look might lose her right at that.  It does look like an interesting concept though.
 
2013-11-19 09:56:11 AM

Theaetetus: [i.imgur.com image 712x394]


The heart next to "I will wear your skin." Is that supposed to be...flirty?
 
2013-11-19 09:58:18 AM

asquian: Theaetetus: [i.imgur.com image 712x394]

The heart next to "I will wear your skin." Is that supposed to be...flirty?


I think it might just be the selected dialogue option.
 
2013-11-19 09:59:08 AM

gnosis301: Latest news my ass.  This game is years old.

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.

They're working on a sci-fi themed one called "Starbound" with much better mechanics and gameplay.  I'd research that one.


The pixel-artist who previously worked on Terraria now works on Starbound, but the developer who made Terraria (Redigit) is not only still working on Terraria and but also on a true sequel to Terraria. There is also Edge of Space, made by a third group, which is currently in Early Access on Steam.
 
2013-11-19 10:00:32 AM
It's been a fun distraction with a bunch of hidden stuff to discover. Worth trying, anyway.
 
2013-11-19 10:00:44 AM
I played Terraria right up until I died and dropped all my good gear into a chasm with nasty mobs in it and couldn't get it back.

Pros:

It's fun
You can do a lot
The combat is fun
some of the items like the named swords and stuff are pretty cool

Cons:

The crafting interface is huge pain as it only displays items that you have the ability to make so it's very hard to figure out new items without using an FAQ
Sometimes the map is built in such a way as to make starting out very difficult (puts high level areas right next door to your home and mods wander over sometimes)
Nobody seems to want to play it co-op
 
2013-11-19 10:02:44 AM

Hunter4242: asquian: Theaetetus: [i.imgur.com image 712x394]

The heart next to "I will wear your skin." Is that supposed to be...flirty?

I think it might just be the selected dialogue option.

Ah. I'm almost disappointed, I thought maybe the game just had some really freaky romance options. All the flirt lines for a type of character actually being something horrible.
 
2013-11-19 10:03:27 AM
I have two spare Terraria licenses on Steam if anybody is interested.  Picked up the 4 pack for $7 a few weeks back.  EIP.
 
2013-11-19 10:05:35 AM

Egoy3k: I played Terraria right up until I died and dropped all my good gear into a chasm with nasty mobs in it and couldn't get it back.


Mediumcore and Hardcore are exercises in frustration. Even if you're the best player ever with the best gear you can get juggled into lava one time and have to start from scratch.
 
2013-11-19 10:07:27 AM

Egoy3k: Cons:

Nobody seems to want to play it co-op


I found one huge reason is that once you set up a server to play multi, you have to dig out your cable modem IP, open up your router firewall, and do some other changes to get the other person in. This may change for the PS3 version if they have the PSN doing the server work, though.

It was just a pain to set up and seemed to be mostly targeted at LAN play. Haven't played in a year or more, so I don't know if any updates made that better or not.
 
2013-11-19 10:13:12 AM

faptown: I have two spare Terraria licenses on Steam if anybody is interested.  Picked up the 4 pack for $7 a few weeks back.  EIP.


Sure, hit me up. Asquian on Steam.
 
2013-11-19 10:14:33 AM

Egoy3k: I played Terraria right up until I died and dropped all my good gear into a chasm with nasty mobs in it and couldn't get it back.

Pros:

It's fun
You can do a lot
The combat is fun
some of the items like the named swords and stuff are pretty cool

Cons:

The crafting interface is huge pain as it only displays items that you have the ability to make so it's very hard to figure out new items without using an FAQ
Sometimes the map is built in such a way as to make starting out very difficult (puts high level areas right next door to your home and mods wander over sometimes)
Nobody seems to want to play it co-op


... The guide will tell you every recipe that involves a particular material, he's an in game NPC. The first one you get.
 
2013-11-19 10:18:59 AM
It's a fun game.  I paid $2.50 for it and don't regret it.
 
2013-11-19 10:19:41 AM
The Terraria that came out more than 2 years ago?  How timely

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.


Goes on sale for $2.50 fairly often.  I'd say it's worth $10, but you might want to wait
 
2013-11-19 10:21:53 AM
I found it boring.

oh goodie. I can hit dirt with a pickaxe and dig holes...
 
2013-11-19 10:24:25 AM
I think I've logged 150-175 hours in terraria, and that was before the last major update.

Definitely worth $10, and as people have mentioned, you can frequently find it for $5 or less.


I've put a similar amount of time into minecraft, but the gameplay is significantly different. And I don't mean just the 2D/3D aspect. Terraria definitely has a more "action/adventurey" feel with a survival element tacked on, when minecraft is the opposite (for me). Both fun though. And if it's not feasible to open up a port on your router for easy multiplayer, just look into free VPN software like Hamachi.
 
2013-11-19 10:27:36 AM
Terraria is one of those games that looks like tons of fun, but the interface is so godawful as to make it unplayable to anyone who doesn't want to read an entire wiki's worth of tutorials to figure out. I shouldn't have to do homework to learn how to play a game.
 
2013-11-19 10:31:50 AM

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.


Yeah, it's worth it.  Goes on sale often enough too.

One thing different from Minecraft is that the worlds are much smaller, but you can move your character between worlds at will.
 
2013-11-19 10:32:16 AM

Esroc: Terraria is one of those games that looks like tons of fun, but the interface is so godawful as to make it unplayable to anyone who doesn't want to read an entire wiki's worth of tutorials to figure out. I shouldn't have to do homework to learn how to play a game.


Nah.. have you ever played Dwarf Fortress? Terraria is closer to Pong than DF.
 
2013-11-19 10:33:03 AM
My steam library says I have 234 hours playing Terraria.   I have no idea how that happened.   I bought the game on release day and have never regretted my purchase

The new update was great, I put in a huge amount of time setting up a Lihzarhd (or however you spell it) farm to auto kill the Golem boss and all the spawns in the area.    Apparently there's another large content patch planned to come out before Terraria 2
 
2013-11-19 10:33:47 AM
I got it in a Steam sale for $2.49.  I felt like it was too much.
 
2013-11-19 10:35:24 AM

FunkyBlue: Egoy3k: Cons:

Nobody seems to want to play it co-op

I found one huge reason is that once you set up a server to play multi, you have to dig out your cable modem IP, open up your router firewall, and do some other changes to get the other person in. This may change for the PS3 version if they have the PSN doing the server work, though.

It was just a pain to set up and seemed to be mostly targeted at LAN play. Haven't played in a year or more, so I don't know if any updates made that better or not.


Minecraft is much the same on that aspect.  I've never had a problem with it but when the official instructions have for many many revisions included instructions for writing a batch file to allocate more memory to the server and launch it maybe you should at some point incorporate those options and settings into your server application.
 
2013-11-19 10:35:25 AM
Terraria is a lot of fun. I like it way better than Minecraft.

Also, Starbound is placing an emphasis on Adventure rather than world building, and will be more about dungeon diving than mining. It should be a blast too, they are putting a ton of work into it.

It is too bad that Terraria doesn't have click-and-play multiplayer though.
 
2013-11-19 10:36:06 AM
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The game was released on May 16, 2011.  I played it for a couple months in 2011 and liked it.
 
2013-11-19 10:43:38 AM

Egoy3k: The crafting interface is huge pain as it only displays items that you have the ability to make so it's very hard to figure out new items without using an FAQ


Talk to the guide. He will tell you all the things you can make with any item in your inventory, even if you lack some parts.

FunkyBlue: It was just a pain to set up and seemed to be mostly targeted at LAN play. Haven't played in a year or more, so I don't know if any updates made that better or not.


The update to 1.2 took care of that from what I hear. Massive update, pretty much doubled the size of the game (bosses, items, enemies, etc). Hardmode can now be a bit of a pain in the ass if you're ill-equipped.

Geotpf: The game was released on May 16, 2011. I played it for a couple months in 2011 and liked it.


Indeed, old news. I saw the headline and thought that it maybe was referring to a rumored sequel or something. Guess Redigit's gone and paid off some admins to get a greenlight on his game.
 
2013-11-19 10:58:40 AM

RoxtarRyan: Egoy3k: The crafting interface is huge pain as it only displays items that you have the ability to make so it's very hard to figure out new items without using an FAQ

Talk to the guide. He will tell you all the things you can make with any item in your inventory, even if you lack some parts.

FunkyBlue: It was just a pain to set up and seemed to be mostly targeted at LAN play. Haven't played in a year or more, so I don't know if any updates made that better or not.

The update to 1.2 took care of that from what I hear. Massive update, pretty much doubled the size of the game (bosses, items, enemies, etc). Hardmode can now be a bit of a pain in the ass if you're ill-equipped.

Geotpf: The game was released on May 16, 2011. I played it for a couple months in 2011 and liked it.


This game is NOT like Minecraft. It is in the vague sense that you build and mine for resources. 

There is an endgame for this too, basically keep digging down and fighting things.

However, it's not the most fun and takes FOREVER to dig/mine anything.
 
2013-11-19 10:59:07 AM
Came here to mention Starbound, leaving pleased.
 
2013-11-19 11:04:35 AM

phimuskapsi: However, it's not the most fun and takes FOREVER to dig/mine anything.


Once you get drills, it doesn't. Even higher-level picks are pretty good, like the Molten pick.
 
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2013-11-19 11:13:32 AM
I've seen Terraria floating around for a while now. Think I might finally check it out to get my 2d fix. Last 2d games I played were Cave Story and Rogue Legacy, both of which were pretty decent.
 
2013-11-19 11:14:41 AM

RoxtarRyan: phimuskapsi: However, it's not the most fun and takes FOREVER to dig/mine anything.

Once you get drills, it doesn't. Even higher-level picks are pretty good, like the Molten pick.


I guess one of the biggest problems I have is that the blocks are so ridiculously tiny, and that the crafting interface is a little awkward. 

I never got to the higher level stuff, probably because I'd rather just play minecraft! haha
 
2013-11-19 11:17:32 AM

FunkyBlue: I found one huge reason is that once you set up a server to play multi, you have to dig out your cable modem IP, open up your router firewall, and do some other changes to get the other person in. This may change for the PS3 version if they have the PSN doing the server work, though.

It was just a pain to set up and seemed to be mostly targeted at LAN play. Haven't played in a year or more, so I don't know if any updates made that better or not.


If you really think that is difficult, maybe it is best that you just stick to your console and gamepad.

It took less than 5 minutes to setup port forwarding for my home minecraft server so I could occasionally login from the coffee shop down the street.
 
2013-11-19 11:24:33 AM
faptown: I have two spare Terraria licenses on Steam if anybody is interested.  Picked up the 4 pack for $7 a few weeks back.  EIP.


Tried to email you, but your email doesn't work.

I'm up for one of those spares, thank you.
 
2013-11-19 11:25:54 AM
Terraria is a blast but its not for everyone. If you cant make your own enjoyment, if you need a game to feed you tasks, then youre not going to get anything out of it. but if youre the kid of person who can set your own goals and have a heart for exploration then its probably one of the best gaming experiences developed in the past 10 years.

Have a treehouse.
 
2013-11-19 11:25:54 AM

fluffy2097: I found it boring.

oh goodie. I can hit dirt with a pickaxe and dig holes...


I can just see your reviews of other games:

Skyrim - oh goodie. I can run around in the snow and hit things...
Assassin's Creed 4 - oh goodie. I can jump out of trees and stab animals...
Far Cry 3 - oh goodie. I can drive a jeep and hide in bushes...
 
2013-11-19 11:51:23 AM

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.


There's a demo version on Android, and the full version for $5.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.and.games505.Terra ri a
 
2013-11-19 11:54:39 AM

TheOriginalEd: Terraria is a blast but its not for everyone. If you cant make your own enjoyment, if you need a game to feed you tasks, then youre not going to get anything out of it. but if youre the kid of person who can set your own goals and have a heart for exploration then its probably one of the best gaming experiences developed in the past 10 years.

Have a treehouse.


You know you can find a wand that coverts wood to living wood, right? Looks much better for the outside walls of giant treehouses.
 
2013-11-19 11:58:12 AM

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.


Let me add to the chorus of yes. Totally worth $10, on the condition that you enjoy the sandbox/exploration/crafting style of games.
 
2013-11-19 12:05:25 PM

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.


For what it is worth my played time in Terraria is now over 80 hours. That said Steam will be having their autumn sale (and their big winter sale) soon so you might want to hold off, might get it for 50% off or more.
 
2013-11-19 12:07:36 PM
The new update came out last month.

Halloween update gave "goodie bags" for killing monsters and heart drops turned into lollipops. The "goodie bags" give wearable costumes. The monsters wear Halloween costumes. You can harvest pumpkins now and make Pumpkin door, bed, table, workbench and chair. Desert has new "temples". There are at least 35 new banners. New Biomes include the Crimson and the Living Wood Trees.

/just what I can remember off the top of my head
//and better wings now
///Fairy wings are 1.5 the height of Angel and Demon
 
2013-11-19 12:08:35 PM

StrangeQ: FunkyBlue: I found one huge reason is that once you set up a server to play multi, you have to dig out your cable modem IP, open up your router firewall, and do some other changes to get the other person in. This may change for the PS3 version if they have the PSN doing the server work, though.

It was just a pain to set up and seemed to be mostly targeted at LAN play. Haven't played in a year or more, so I don't know if any updates made that better or not.

If you really think that is difficult, maybe it is best that you just stick to your console and gamepad.

It took less than 5 minutes to setup port forwarding for my home minecraft server so I could occasionally login from the coffee shop down the street.


Me neither.  That doesn't mean that it's easy for every modem/router combination out there or easy for every person who plays the game do do this.  Some people don't want to troubleshoot their network or access the port forwarding just to play a $5 game with their friends.

For example on my older router I could port forward based on the network ID of the devices connected.  I picked out the port then clicked ona  drop down that populated itself then I clicked on 'The beast' which is the name of my full tower desktop system that I use for all the heavy lifting in my house.  On my new router I need to run ipconfig to find my internal network IP, if I don't know it offhand.  This is trivial for me, I just grumble that it's stupid that the new one doesn't work like the old one then open the command prompt and find it.  For other people this requires that they go to one page that tells them to port forward then a second page to tell them that they need to find this information in order to port forward and then a third page that tells them how to get this information and at this point they have lost all interest and go have a beer and watch football instead.
 
2013-11-19 12:13:15 PM
I have a server up pretty often too. If anyone wants to get in on it, I'll roll a new world. Hewhosmokesbiatches at Gmail
 
2013-11-19 12:32:36 PM

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.


I haven't done much with it, but then, I haven't had the time or patience for Minecraft-style games for a long time.  It seems pretty well-executed for what it is.
 
2013-11-19 12:34:18 PM

The Slush: The Terraria that came out more than 2 years ago?  How timely

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.

Goes on sale for $2.50 fairly often.  I'd say it's worth $10, but you might want to wait


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2013-11-19 12:38:41 PM

nekom: Can anyone tell me if it's worth the 10 bucks?  Doesn't seem to have a demo version unless I'm missing something.


It drops as low as $2.49 once in a while.
 
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