Thursday, May 2, 2013

Terraria, Meet Dark Souls

Several months ago, I wrote a quick review for one of my favorite indie games called Terraria. Like any game, one of the best things about it is that the community developed tools to allow players to mod the game, opening the door for a whole new world of monsters, items, weapons, armor, and even play restrictions. Of course, a lot of such content is often not worth playing, as it is badly presented, poorly balanced, or simply not worth your time.

But the Terraria mod "The Story of Red Cloud," more commonly known as the Dark Souls mod, is a rare gem of an exception, and by far the most downloaded mod for Terraria, with over 60,000 downloads according to creator Tim Hjersted. The simplest way to describe this mod is that it takes vanilla Terraria, adds in gameplay elements from the classic Legend of Zelda, and pairs it with the soul-crafting concept from Dark Souls. The level design is intricate, and is supported by a minimalistic story and a new musical soundtrack taken from other classic video games. Here's a quick run-down of its best features:
  • Dark Souls Crafting System
  • Over 15 Hours of Gameplay
  • 17 Bosses, including all seven vanilla bosses and ten modded bosses
  • 13 Unique and challenging dungeons
  • An extensive, immersive storyline.
  • Over 200+ Modded Items, Weapons, AND Armor.

Want to know more? Check out this fan-made trailer:

Now recently creator Tim Hjersted released some brand new content for the game and challenged the community to find it and make their way through these new challenges. Inspired, I decided to go ahead and create a mini "Let's Play" series of videos to cover the content. You can find the first three videos on my YouTube channel, or click on them below:

So what about you? Have you ever played this great game? What about the Story of Red Cloud mod? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts about it. Thanks for reading, and see you next time!

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