Today on Kill Screen: Terraria as the anti-Minecraft

If Minecraft has the elegant structure of a haiku, Terraria is a washed-up Beat poet who hasn’t slept for three nights, scrawling on sheets of paper-eccentric, eclectic, but still able to enthrall. Minecraft boasts a Zen-like lack of objectives and worldly possessions, but Terrariais filled with gadgets, environments, grappling hooks, Rings of Regeneration, imps, Zelda-esque heart containers, short swords, zombies, rocket boots, magic missiles, giant sandworms, lightsabers, boss battles, non-player characters, and laser rifles. Everything Minecraft leaves out, Terraria throws in. This isn’t two-dimensional Minecraft; this is anti-Minecraft.

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