Mcboinkens wrote on Jun 27, 2011, 15:16:
Minecraft, Terraria, and Alice: Madness Returns. They all seem pretty appealing, but I was wondering if anyone has any input to help me decide which are worth buying. Thanks!
Alice is ok but unremarkable, it's also fairly expensive right now even on sale prices. Terraria is bit of an odd duck but it's quite interesting. It's like a strange mix of Zelda, Minecraft and Castlevania. If you're more into adventuring and less into crafting, I'd get Terraria. If you're really into making things and exploring, definitely get Minecraft, that's pretty much what the game is all about.
Personally I enjoyed Minecraft but got bored of making rollercoasters and mining operations so I picked up Terraria. I've ended up spending a fair chunk of time with Terraria and the dev team on it is very active so I don't regret the purchase. You could have both games for the price of Alice anyway so why not just do that?
Each will easily give you a few weeks of time, if not significantly more.
I do have to say though, your first night in Minecraft playing survival mode without any tutorials or help is very tense and interesting. Few games have been able to replicate that kind of experience IMHO
Anyways good luck, HTH.