Reasons Why Minecraft Is Better Than Terraria

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The Top Ten

1 Better Graphics

Graphics should not be used to determine a game's quality. As long as the game is playable, graphics shouldn't matter (unless they are somehow ruining your eyesight, you might as well reconsider your choice of video game).

Terraria has WAY better graphics then minecraft

They Made the graphics like that on purpose, when you're moving with solar armor the shield is at an angle to show it's not just a bunch of big pixels, and plus if you still disagree it's honestly sad that terraria looks so, SO much better than minecraft with "bad" graphics

Minecraft in a nutshell: Blocks. - LordDovahkiin

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2 Bigger Worlds

So? You really want to lose your house because you went to explore and lost your way?

Although there are bigger worlds, there are hardly any uses for them. Rarely, you'll find someone who will rob 15 different villages, fish in 20 dofferent oceans, mine 1500 stacks of diamonds and mine every single tree in the world.

In Terraria, the game pretends to show exploration, but if you're me, the only exploration you ever do is (A. Across the surface so you know where the dungeon, corruption/crimson areas (B. To find the jungle temple (C. To find biome-specific things to spawn bosses. Meanwhile, in Minecraft one has to explore to find many things, such as finding Strongholds, Nether Fortresses, and End Cities. Strongholds and Nether Fortresses are required for reaching the Ender Dragon and End Cities are a necessity for getting an Elytra. People say that the Minecraft world can be walked across in 10 minutes, and they are talking about Console edition. Console edition is the runt of the litter, and even Pocket Edition has worlds that span 16000000 blocks from end to end. While there aren't a plethora of generated structures, there is no guarantee that you will walk across a stronghold in 10 minutes. In Minecraft, you actually have to explore. In Terraria, everything is generated in front of you.

Just cause its bigger doesn't make it better

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3 Better Characters

If by "characters", you mean protagonists in both games, Terraria takes the cake. Actual dialogue and quotes make Terrarian npcs actually worth talking to. However, if you mean character customization, Terraria is still pretty good, with 30+ types of dyes, 50+ vanity sets, 100+ vanity items and a large selection of haircuts, eye colours and clothing. Also, not everyone in Terraria looks the same (why does every skin in Minecraft have to have a fringe? )

Really? When I play minecraft I have a tiger skin, and I see lots of other tigers. In terraria, everyone's starting character is different. What if they are the same? Well, over 40 vanity clothes and armour sets should stop everyone in the same server looking like each other. Terraria is better than minecraft no matter what - astroshark

Characters? What?

Which characters are better, Terraria's NPCs, who give you advice, helpful (and not even comically expensive) trades, and who help you out with fighting? Or Minecraft's Villager NPCs, with horrible trades, and the only useful part associated with them is the Blacksmith building, only because it can be looted.

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4 More Popular

Popularity does not define a game's quality. Sonic '06 got a surprising amount of sales, would you say it's good?

Because the 5 year olds found out about it

Terraria is still better

Sometimes less popularity is better - Yatagarasu

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5 More Expansive

It'd be nice if some actual reasoning was put into this argument.

The games are so different that why compare them?

Which makes it worst

I think minecraft is better than terraria

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6 Came Out First

If a game's age is used to determine a game's quality, I assume Pong is the best game I've ever laid my eyes on. Am I right?

Actually Terraria came out first - uros

It came out first yes but they thought of the idea before Minecraft thought of theirs and it took so long to produce cause it's a big game with more items by the millions

Terraria came before Minecraft. Minecraft was released on November 11, 2011, while Terraria was released on May 11, 2011.

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7 Its In 3D While Terraria Is In 2d

That makes Terraria better. Minecraft: I just mined 200 diamonds, looks behind himself, gets blown up by a creeper. Terraria: In a little bit further, I'm gonna smash a demon.

It makes pixel art building WAY easier you don't have to climb over your creation and your size of the building is mildly limited so when it comes to building Minecraft kicks terraria's butt

Yes but in terraria you get grappling hooks and literal wings. - JustSomeGuy123

Bubsy 3D is in 3D. If this is your reasoning for a better game it MUST be better than Super Mario Bros. 3.

It makes building structures a lot more complex, meaning more ideas and better quality the builds are. And that means you can get around it unless it extends to the world border (a transparent wall with blue stripes)! - MChkflaguard_Yt

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8 Better and More Recognizable Characters

Okay yea, everybody looking the same with steve and alex is super boring. - Yatagarasu

At least terraria has characters

Terri A has so many characters, too many

What characters?

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9 It Doesn't Have Complex Tasks

I actually have no idea how this is a point. If players nowadays expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter, I'm disappointed.

At least it gives you a challenge other than 'open your inventory! '

Terreria doesn't have as complex tasks. NOT

Getting a saddle is a complex task because it is really rare. Minecraft PLAYERS ARE
NOT LAZY AT ALL SOME OF THEM CAN BUT OTHERS BUILD HUGE CONSTRUCTION
AND REDSTONE MECHANISM THAT TAKES DAYS, WEEKS, OR EVEN YEARS.

Right. I'm just gonna go and find a dungeon, fight two zombies, and take a thing I'm gonna use to ride a horse. Not hard. A huge redstone mechanism is a waste of time. - Yatagarasu

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10 Better Multiplayer

Actually I rather enjoy getting my cousins and me to band together to take on duke fishron via Xbox live. I played Minecraft with my cousin and we're like "what is there to do? " I already have a fort that nothing can get through. And diamond gear Minecraft gets boring online unless you're on a hypixel server which we console gamers do not have access to. - Katekat123

Minecraft haters keep forgetting about multiplayer which is fun - PeeledBanana

It has so much more depth, many more possibilities, more people actually use multiplayer.

its true

The Contenders

11 It Has Creative Mode

You can get creative mode for Terraria via mods. Also, some of the Terraria staff are actually considering adding official creative mode to the game. However, unless you want to make giant pretzel dragons in the sky or building a full scale model of the mona lisa, there's no point in getting creative mode in Terraria. It only takes away all of the challenge.

The thing is, minecraft is more of a building-oriented game whereas terraria, is more of a adventure-oriented game, so not having a creative mode isn't that bad for terraria, also, getting building resource in terraria isn't that hard, so you doesn't even need creative.

Yeah but in Terraria you need the mod for creative mode.

Building forever

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12 Minecraft is fun, Terraria is not

I love Minecraft more then Terraria and I amit Terraria is fun, but I find Minecraft more fun. Maybe it's because I have played Minecraft longer or it's just I like to relax and build nice structures without getting attacked by a slime ever few seconds.

Nope. I find plenty of fun getting all of the gear and getting the challenge of OVER 10 BOSSES THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR PROGRESSION. It gives more than your OPTIONAL 2. Personally, I find both games good, but neither should be compared to each other because both are entirely different. It is like trying to compare Splatoon to Call of Duty.

Does Minecraft take over a year to complete? No? Then I think you know who takes the cake here.

At least the building is better, terraia has terrible builders. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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13 Minecraft Has a Lot of Mods

Terraria has mods too. And if Minecraft needs mods to compare itself to Terraria, that's sad.

Minecraft needs mods because it has very little combat-related combat. Plus, most are crap. In Terraria, we have mods that, 1. Are only needed when you've played for YEARS, and 2. They add immense amount of content.

Wow you guys. MODS?! Terraria has mods too, plus mods just means the game wasn't Good enough for them

Terraria has mods too. I mean it's a proven fact. whoever made this section look up TERRARIA MOD REVIEWS´┐Ż". P.S. I want to point out that every single thing in this list is just sad. On the terraria list they had things that matter. Not something every other sandbox game has. All things on this list is something that the terrarian grandmothers made better

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14 Better Creativity

Can you summon a leprechaun in Minecraft and keep it as a pet?

Uhm, have you seen Terraria? Minecrafts swords and weapons are just the same style except a different colour. Terra rua has from swords that shoot laser beams to swords that shoots rainbow cats. Terra rua is obviously more creative than mine craft.

It means the styles of building not swords, minecraft is not about combat. It's about building structures! NOT adventure and survival! - MChkflaguard_Yt

You can build almost anything on Minecraft. On terraria you are very limited

I think pixel art in Terraria is more impressive than Minecraft's - Katekat123

If you want RPG then terraia
If you want to be creative, minecraft
Personally I prefer building over adventure, so minecraft - MChkflaguard_Yt

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15 It's About Building and Exploration

It's a sandbox game.

In all of it's simplicity, Minecraft has no goal. I think of it as a good thing because you do whatever you want with no rpg limitation. Of course terrria has more swords items etc. BUT Minecraft doesn't need this Minecraft is about exploration and building without any sort of rpg. So here's my point: if you prefer adventure play terraria if you prefer building go out and let you're creativity to build something.

Terraria:Win the exploration Minecraft:Win the building.

Usually I would say terraria is better but in this case I say its about what type of person you are if u like building Minecraft action terraria

This is why it's awesome it's not like well finished the game better go get a new one

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16 Armor & Weapons

Terraria is better with armour

1st thing, do you need mods for good armour because if so, terraria would still win and anyway terraria has more armour and weapons than just one which has another colour

Minecraft makes it more challenging with weaker armour

Wow look at this
Minecraft's most powerful weapon: diamond sword, damage: 8
Terraria's most powerful weapon: meowmere, damage 200
(Console edition: Terra blade, damage: 108(I think anyway, much higher than a diamond sword) - Katekat123

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17 Better NPCs

Okay, whats better here, a squidward that wants to trade a useless gem for leather or, Having a npc with personality, that can sell guns, wings, or fireworks? - Yatagarasu

This makes less sense than Katy Perry's "your So Gay."

In Minecraft there are villagers that you can have fun killing cause they have bad trades and weird noses, in Terraria there's just normal people, booorrinnggg...

18 Vanilla Minecraft Has More Items Than Vanilla Terraria

Terraria has well over 3,000, that's right, THREE THOUSAND items. While I'm sure minecraft struggles to reach 500.

Check the wiki because I have nothing to say

I-I don't even

I agree. Terrarians always say that they have more items but we have literally infinite items. You want an atomic bomb? Rename a piece of obsidian "Atomic Bomb". You want an iphone 7? Rename an iron bar "iphone 7".

But, those are just renaming an object, does the object have the same purpose? Yes. If you name an obsidian block "atomic bomb" will it do what an atomic bomb does? Nope. It will do the same thing as an obsidian block. - Yatagarasu

19 You Can Fly

"But minecraft has elytra" Great, cool, wings were terrarias idea but can you fly up with the elytra. No not really, you gotta fly from going off a cliff or by building a huge dirt tower. For what? A 20 second joy ride? - Yatagarasu

You can glide in Minecraft, not fly and terraria has mmore types of flying anyway

One more reason why minecraft is cool

How minecraft flying works: walking on air
How Terraria flying works: Get a jetpack or wings and soar the skies. - Ahleaxt

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20 More Awesome Things To Do

Actually you can in terraria.

Can you ride a magical unicorn while fighting off enemies with a sword that shoots nyan cats in Terraria?
No. In Minecraft you can do that and even more!

I agree, in minecraft you can fight 100000000 of mobs at once if you want

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