awww c'mon guys Minecraft SUCKS. No music and laggy gameplay.
Minecraft has almost a 99% emphasis on the world itself while Terraria has alot of focus on the gameplay. Although its good tt's a $10 game. It's OK if it just lasts a measly 100-200 hours. It should hopefully remain fresh for a while i think the combat is Minecraft is rather slow and uninteresting. the art is pretty rubbish too
I love minecraft ):< - terraria is in 2d, minecraft in 3d, and doesn't lag at all, and the art is 16x16, low res, but it fits perfectly with the cube world theme. Terraria isn't even realistic: it's got strange monsters, creatures, and a lot of sci-fi stuph. Minecraft is 99% realistic, apart of the enemy mobs. And the fun never ends, there are thousands of servers and at the same time thousands of awesome mods, if you are a bit bored of normal play. For me Minecraft PwN'sTerraria
of course minecraft is 'realistic' with alot of things, but lets be honest: there's no point arguing Terraria isn't realistic, its supposed to be weird and is more around adventure and exploring than Minecraft, Minecraft is more about just messing around in a huge empty environment. I get its sort of interesting getting to play around with your environment, but its just too 'raw' for me, not enough gameplay.
I bought terraria just a few weeks ago, I love it. I think terraria and minecraft are equally awesome, each in their way. Terraria is a good action game, while minecraft focuses on sandboxing more than combat.