Blocky retro aesthetic is charming.
Crafting system has amazing depth.
Great balance between building and adventuring.
A brilliant creative outlet that's perfect for gamers of any age.
One of 2011's best original game soundtracks.
Survival mode's incredibly satisfying.
One of the best cooperative experiences gaming has to offer.
No ingame tutorials or recipe guides.
Some game elements feel unfinished.
"Uncreative types" won't get much out of the game's randomly generated dungeons.
Experience points and enchanting feel half-baked.
Final boss is absurdly tough.
Impatient gamers need not apply.
By PC Mag on March 19, 2013
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By Expert Reviews on February 03, 2012
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