Terraria

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 38 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 197 reviews

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age 9+

This site is really wrong

Disclaimer: I am not a parent, I am here to clear stuff up First off, this game is nothing like Minecraft and has so much gameplay that gets fun the more you play. It looks like they haven’t defeated one, ONE boss. They make it look like it has barely anything to do with fighting, even though it’s they main point. Yes, there is gore, but there is also a setting to turn that off, making them turn into a cloud. Even if it does have sexual innuendos, KIDS WONT UNDERSTAND THAT, THATS WHY ITS THERE. The reason why I put it at nine+ was also because you still fight I giant wall of flesh, a cult, and a moon lord, don’t forget it’s still a PG game ( 6-12 in Australia ) Two. STOP GETTING ANNOYED AT ONE TINY SPRITE IN THE GAME, A CHILD WONT NOTICE ANYTHING ABOUT THE DRYAD AND THE LOST GIRL ( forgot the actual name of the enemy and only know it’s morph, sorry ) Three. Even though it has magic, why is that a problem? Most RPG games have a type of magic system and this game seems to ace it. No it is not Satan’s spawn because it has a dungeon and a tiny cult that really just spawns a boss. 4. Karen, no. Just because there is money means your kid gets addicted to money, the goblin tinkerer is also not a gambling system, you only now spend real money on the game and Tmod loader. ( haven’t talked about mods cause I use the PS4 version of the game ) Now that that’s gone here is a short paragraph that shapes the game on how I see it A godly game that was forged by the depths of hell and the heights of heaven ( This is a figurative sentence to show how good the game is in a lot of mindsets, this is just a disclaimer for that one person ) End

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age 16+

Decent game, but with a bit of questionable content.

I think that the game is wonderful. It's similar to Minecraft in a lot of ways, but still very much hits own game. My biggest concerns would be: There are lots of bloody, gory, and viscerally nasty looking monsters, such as disembodied eyeballs, a massive bloody brain, and even aside from those, when entities die, they explode into a mess of pixelated body parts - although that can be toggled as a "Blood and Gore" setting. You also will be using a lot of your in-game coins, obtained from selling or killing monsters, to buy items such as new weapons, accessories, or even vanity items and supplies. I'm not sure if you'd think potions are a form of drugs, but there's a LOT of potions, and you'll be using most of them to progress. Plus, beer, sake, and a few other alcoholic substances are usable in the game. In addition, there are 2 NPCs who I'll be pointing out for borderline sexual content. The Dryad, who arrives after beating the first boss, is wearing nothing but a few vines over the more sensitive areas - and during Halloween sells them to players. It'd much too pixelated to see anything that would prove problematic to younger children, but the suggestions are still there. The Nurse makes a few very discreet innuendos, such as "I don't give happy endings." There are also a few minor jokes, such as the painter stating that there are "tons of shades of gray," or the Arms Dealer making a few sexual remarks aimed at various NPCs. However, while they are helpful to have around, nothing is stopping you from simply never making a house for anyone, or having them live at the far edges of the world.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

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