I while ago I got Terraria and took a dive in, and totally got into it for a while. I amazed Mystical because he couldn't understand how at the time I was definitely not a fan of minecraft but I was totally enamored in Terraria. Something about the 16-bit adorable world along with the already integrated parts of adventuring was more addictive.
As with many games I haven't played it in a while but then yesterday I went back to it... not realizing that is had been updated to the nines with a new crafting system and other cool stuff. GAH! My old world wasn't ready for this.
I started a new world with a new character and was finally able to get a friend to join my game. And fun times were had! We built a ton of stuff, fought some zombies, fell to our deaths here and there. We got some essential building done, and got some of the new crafting tools out of the way (like the saw mill and the loom). Also, seeing our little sprites with the copper helmets is hilarious. Have you seen those? Ridiculous!
I had first played the game by myself, which even on the easy setting is a bit of a struggle. It's a game with a lot of searching and avoiding baddies early on. It's kind of nice to have two people looking for iron or to have a friend who'll help slice zombies in half while you catch fallen stars.
I will be doing a guest Indie Shot for Mystic sometime in the next couple of weeks for Terraria. I still have to delve into the new system a bit more so don't expect this to be what I say in my review, but I'm definitely having a fun time with the new mechanics so far.
Finally, a little off topic, be on the lookout for my first video game gender analysis in the next week!