Average User Score: 8.5May 23, 2011Fantastic little game, well worth the money, at the very minimum you should be finding 30+ hours of play, and the time will fly by. ReallyFantastic little game, well worth the money, at the very minimum you should be finding 30+ hours of play, and the time will fly by. Really good use of 2D space, and a very nice progression system.
It is worth noting that at the time of posting, every single review below "7" is a zero, all but one yelling Minecraft rip-off.
While there are many similarities to be drawn with Minecraft, such as resource gathering, and "blocks", it is in no way a clone or rip-off, and stands as its own game.
If one must demand a comparison, where Minecraft often tend to focus on the building side of things, this game is an adventuring game. You spending a lot more time willingly fighting monsters, getting better weapons armour, and special accessories with unique functions. You push down (and occasionally upwards or sideways) going between different zones, with different strengths of challenge, and a different environment.
With areas like corruption, which contain deep chasms which are nigh impossible to explore early game (though when you do, you can create yet another zone by calling down a meteorite), which can spread, and floating islands up in the sky, exploring is a very important factor of the game.
It is not perfect, and given a more precise scale such as percentage, it would have been given a 98-99, but then no game I've ever played has deserved 100. Curse rounding.
As far as flaws go, lack of ability to change resolution without 3rd party assistance is a little annoying, especially with multiple screens.
It is also very occasionally buggy, mostly on the multiplayer, but it is being updated and patch, with new content as well as fixes.
With the random world generation, certain necessary advancement tools can be hard to find (namely the demon altar), but this is solved by being able to share your character across world, and in your friends worlds, massively increasing chance of access to one.
Crafting is very experimental. You often get very little indication what a craftable item is used for, and the crafting paths necessary for items, 'less it is a final usable thing, meaning that items like beds can be hard to discover, as you need to create a largish amount of silk beforehand, despite not knowing why. Either an attitude of willing to waste mats experimenting, or use of the wiki will be needed for crafting, if you want everything, however, everything completely necessary is self explanatory.… Expand