Sunday, April 28, 2013
Terraria on Vita Can't Come Fast Enough
Today, I finally got to wrap my hands around a 360 controller as Minecraft for the mentioned system was loaded up and, indeed, I actually played it, which is something that, before today, I had not done. Being a creative mode game that was already loaded up, I did the only thing that you do in Creative - I built. At first, I was frozen with the possibilities; after all, this is a game where literally everything that is grand and wondrous has been made, basically, and anything you can do will hardly pale in comparison. Yet, we try anyway because the thrill is there no matter what, and eventually I settled on making what everyone more or less ends up making first.
I made a house.
Rather, I constructed a house. The semantics, I'm glad to say, are more about the amount of pride used rather than the logistics of it. I didn't just throw up four walls and smash a door in. No, I laid down a framework of pillars and built walls in between. I carved out beneath them and laid down a stone foundation surrounding those walls. I slammed wooden floors in place. I created a floor rug with colored wool. And then I threw down stairs for a second floor and basement both. I furnished the place. Without so much as a floor plan, without so much as a preconceived notion of just what this thing was going to look like, I had already put together something quite nice, especially for a first effort.
And then I worked on the second floor. I extended it out a single block around the edge of the first floor and hopped down, adding supports at the four corners, using fence posts that dropped down to a single wooden block. Then those wooden blocks were supplemented with stairs that served as a sort of 'trim' to add depth to the facade as they covered the entire bottom layer of the outside of the house. A set of wooden logs surrounded the front doors to create a 'frame' while also adding depth. Then, building up the new walls of the new floor, I separated it into the 'landing' from the stairs and a nice bedroom within which I used half-slabs to create nice varieties in height, building up to a focal point where the beds went. It was about this time that my 360 time was cut short and while I was nowhere near complete, I still held something of satisfaction.
I'm not done, however. I cannot physically finish that house now, nor can I begin the project anew here, being that I don't own a copy of the game, nor the means with which I can actually play it. I have an urge to create, to construct, yet no outlet with which to do so other than LittleBigPlanet which I can't get back into at the moment because Soul Sacrifice drops Tuesday and I'm going to play that thing. It's not quite the same either. Nor is my other outlet, Terraria, but it will be something different enough, new enough, that I should be able to play with it whenever it comes out. That's the rub, however, the 'whenever' is not Tuesday, nor next Tuesday, nor the Tuesday following. And, essentially, I need it now, not then. My urge to construct will have to take a backseat to my urge to destroy, to cast spells, to fell monsters and that's something that I'm generally fine with.
Still, I really want to play Terraria. I want to build a house. I want to find a snow-covered area and build an igloo. Then I want to build a -riduclous- igloo. It will please me. Especially since the game is coming out during the summer and it'll be nice to think cool thoughts. As in thoughts involving cool and/or cold things. Not things that are awesome and neat. Well..that too, but you get my point.
please, Mojang, let 4J port Minecraft to the friggin' Vita, I will love you forever with 20 of my US dollars