Revisiting a nostalgic video game: Terraria



This game has been around since 2011 and was inspired by “Minecraft.”

Jeremiah Castro, Staff Writer

“Terraria” was developed by “Re-Logic” and was first released on Windows, May 16, 2011, and later, was released to other consoles. Two years ago on May. 16, 2020, the developers released an expansion called “Terraria: Journey’s End” which was the last major update for the game.

The price of the game pleasantly surprised me. I thought it was going to be around $80 but surprisingly it is around $20-30. Not only this but it also went from a solo project to a team during the development.

I expected to find “Terraria” similar to “Minecraft” when I first played it. The main difference between these two games is that “Terraria” has more enemies than “Minecraft.” “Minecraft” only has two boss battles while “Terraria” has way more bosses than Minecraft does.

What is interesting is that you can choose your preferred game difficulty when making your character or making a new world, This will then alter the gameplay. A downfall to this is, once you create a character or create a new world, you are unable to change the difficulty for that specific character or world.

The graphics in this game are gorgeous. I love the detail they put into the background scenery and it is my favorite thing about the game. If I were to choose my favorite scenery from the game it would be the Forest. I like the details they put into the trees and the mountains behind them. Not only this but the music in the game was great as well. The music in the game sounds very chill. I currently do not have a favorite one but all of them are good.

Some people still play this game today. There are currently 387.218 players still playing.

The one complaint I have about this game is not being able to change the difficulty once you create your character or create a new world which I wish was an option but it isn’t unfortunately. Other than that, this game is really fun to play and I recommend giving it a try someday.

I have played this game before on mobile, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. It is a fantastic game that is adaptable to all these forms of play. I would recommend playing if you want something similar to “Minecraft” but with a few twists.