Ill grab this later this week looks great. I mean I was addicted to Minecraft months back it literally sucked me in. I havent played minecraft in months though just got bored with it, this game might give me something in return.
Played it for a few hours so far. Pretty fun, though certainly not a Minecraft clone. It's more of an adventure game with crafting and mining built in. There's a large chunk of things that simply can't be crafted or mined, and are instead obtained via dungeon/treasure hunting. Hell, it even has boss fights. Certainly a LOT more emphasis on combat than in Minecraft.
But yea, both Minecraft and Terreria are great games. One is more for building, the other is more for adventuring. I can honestly see that people bored with the lack of things to do besides build in Minecraft would probably like Terreria more since it's more action oriented.
I've been playing a lot in the last 2 days and I've definitely been enjoying myself a lot more than minecraft. Boss battles are really intense, though they don't seem anywhere remotely possible to solo. Getting to the underworld is also pretty intense as there are things that shoot fireballs through walls and there are so many things that can just knock you into lava and you pretty much instantly die.
The higher tier items help a lot but don't make the game super easy. This game is pretty well thought out and I hope the developer actually gives a crap about this game and keeps it updated unlike Notch with minecraft.
Really NOT a Minecraft clone though they share some basic concepts... Less similar than say, Battlefield and Call of Duty. I just started playing Terraria yesterday and have a few hundred hours in Minecraft... They are both solid indy efforts and share some basic principals but are otherwise unique experiences. I'll keep both installed and play both depending on what I'm looking for, an immersive "world sim" in Minecraft or a more fast-paced 2D sidescroller with some of the same building/crafting mechanics to customize the experience.
Uh, I played the first one a few times, and the second and third once. They were all mediocre as far as shooters go, but good for console shooters.
Not that this has to do with anything. I don't know why you bring up halo. Insinuating I'm the type of gamer who enjoys the simple things like halo on the 360 all the time? Far from it. I'm mostly a PC gamer, and enjoy great titles, mainstream of niche.
I love fun, innovative titles. I don't find Terraria to be either of those, and the developer just seems bad mannered. It's just my opinion I'm throwing out there.