Terraria is a hard game to describe. It shares some elements with Minecraft but where Minecraft is a building tool with a bit of a game thrown in Terraria is a game with a bit of a building tool thrown in. It is a side scrolling platform adventure role playing city builder. So what sets it apart from all those other SSPARPCB games and how does that help us find the right drink?

The 2 main areas of this game are crafting and adventuring.

While adventuring your character will explore a variety of biomes. These biomes for the most part consist of fairly unpleasant conditions although there are some nice relaxing floating islands. From jungles with jungle bats, jungle grass and jungle slimes to hell with hellstones, hellforges and hellbats your adventurer will dig in every kind of environment imaginable. All while in the dark.

Crafting is what sets this game apart from Dig Dug or Ghosts and Goblins. Every tree that is chopped down will yield wood for building torches. Continue reading

Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations is the latest in a very long line of Sonic the Hedgehog games.  An extremely long line of games.  The Wikipedia page that lists all the Sonic games is longer than the Declaration of Independence.  As someone who has not played any Sonic games for a long time it came of something of a shock how far the series has strayed since it’s roots.

The game itself seems to be dealing with something of an identity crisis.  It consists of some really outstanding 2d levels that follow the New Super Mario Bros approach but then follows these terrific levels with garbage.  All of the levels are throwbacks to previous sonic games.  In addition to jumping on robots in a variety of locales the game features a skateboarding section, a go-kart level, a…vampire lady bat or something and a werewolf?  What the shit. Continue reading