So Terraria came out quite recently on Steam. I haven't played it yet (see my other thread if you want to gift it to me for all my forum points!), but I've watched quite a few videos and read the entire playermade wiki, so I know a lot about it The game is like a cross between Minecraft and Metroid. The entire game is a 2D sidescroller, but it has both multiplayer and building elements. Minecraft players will see a few features that are reminiscent of Minecraft (sand is effected by gravity, ect.) but it is a very seperate game. It features a great deal of exploration. Although the worlds are pre-genned (unlike Minecraft), even the smallest world is approx. 3 miles wide (by their own measurement system). There are many different enemies. In the beginning, you will mainly face zombies and flying evil eye things at nighttime, and Slimes during the daytime. Every night, there is a 1 in 7 chance of the night being a blood moon, meaning there are a TON more zombies and zombies know how to break down doors. As you explore, you will find a great deal of dungeons and biomes..like the Underground Forest. There is also a biome known as Corruption, which spreads across the map unless stopped by Sunflowers. The corruption contains a great deal of strong enemies even during the daytime, but the drops there are awesome. If you are playing multiplayer, there is an option to turn PvP on or off, and to join a team. Players on the same team as you will have their names, health, and location shown on your screen. Even if you have PvP off, there are a couple things players can do to cause you trouble. For one, bombs hurt other players even if their PvP is turned off. Secondly, there are a few nice items used to summon boss monsters that may be used near you to make you want to cry. Those items are a bit hard to make though, and I believe the boss will mainly target the person who summoned it. Anyways, mainly there are a ton of awesome features, and it's great both as a sandbox game and a RPG. Also, there IS magic in the game, but you have to collect falling stars and make items that use the magic, which can take a while.