• For issues you find with the Switch and Console releases, please follow this link and give as much detail as possible. This is the speediest way to get info to Pipeworks and get a hotfix in the works.
  • For issues you find with the Mobile 1.3 update, please follow this link and give as much detail as possible. This is the speediest way to get info to DR Studios to look at your issue. Also, some troubleshooting hints here.

Do you guys think that Terraria is Anime?

M.unchie

Terrarian
Personally... not a big fan of Anime. So im just wondering if you guys think that its anime. i mean, the massive swords, the oversised weapons... it just seems a bit ridiculous in anime. So when i started to notice this in Terraria... I thought it was a little bit, but not alot. but, to solve this I NEED YOUR OPINIONS!!


Thanks.
 

M.unchie

Terrarian
yeah well... i havnt seen any other big weapons anywhere else... but that could be because i live under a rock.
 

M.unchie

Terrarian
but the thing is, i just saw a connection. Terraria & anime. And the reason I saw that connection is because, like i said, i haven't seen any other "big weapons" anywhere else. And these traits are pretty big to me since i love drawing and designing weapons so much, so that is why I made the connection.
 

M.unchie

Terrarian
Oh by the way... I would say that the gun that the heavy is carrying is roughly the size of the terra blade. and if you haven't noticed, your averagely muscled character swings the terra blade around like its made out of feathers. And you see the heavy? big man. holds the gun with difficulty. and if you look in anime...
this is what im saying. holding a massive sword with zero difficulty.
 

DJFlare84

Mechanic
Funny, but we all know guns are an exception. Giant guns exist universally. You'd be hard pressed to find cases of oversized MELEE weapons outside of "anime".

As a real answer to the OP's question though, no. I don't think Terraria is anime. Anime is simply an art style, not a collection of specific tropes. And I imagine the decision to make the melee weapons so large was simply to make combat a little more accessible.

I mean, if you think about it, our characters are little boxes. The oversized weapons give us a reasonable way to attack a nearby enemy without having to put ourselves too close to danger.
 

Lord Garak

Retinazer
Funny, but we all know guns are an exception. Giant guns exist universally. You'd be hard pressed to find cases of oversized MELEE weapons outside of "anime".

As a real answer to the OP's question though, no. I don't think Terraria is anime. Anime is simply an art style, not a collection of specific tropes. And I imagine the decision to make the melee weapons so large was simply to make combat a little more accessible.

I mean, if you think about it, our characters are little boxes. The oversized weapons give us a reasonable way to attack a nearby enemy without having to put ourselves too close to danger.


And yes I know that show was in an anime style but the hammer itself is from the games which were not.
 

DJFlare84

Mechanic


And yes I know that show was in an anime style but the hammer itself is from the games which were not.
... you realize that game's sprites were based on the anime-style character artworks, yes? But it's a good try at reinforcing my main point, which was that oversized weapons are primarily put into video games to make melee combat less painful for the player.
 
The original player model was based on a Final Fantasy sprite. Final Fantasy is anime. I think we can pretty solidly assume that Terraria has actually secretly been an anime game this whole time.
 

Ordinary Orange

Skeletron
Funny, but we all know guns are an exception. Giant guns exist universally. You'd be hard pressed to find cases of oversized MELEE weapons outside of "anime".

As a real answer to the OP's question though, no. I don't think Terraria is anime. Anime is simply an art style, not a collection of specific tropes. And I imagine the decision to make the melee weapons so large was simply to make combat a little more accessible.

I mean, if you think about it, our characters are little boxes. The oversized weapons give us a reasonable way to attack a nearby enemy without having to put ourselves too close to danger.
Oh by the way... I would say that the gun that the heavy is carrying is roughly the size of the terra blade. and if you haven't noticed, your averagely muscled character swings the terra blade around like its made out of feathers. And you see the heavy? big man. holds the gun with difficulty. and if you look in anime...
this is what im saying. holding a massive sword with zero difficulty.
Alright, so if you look up “greatsword” you get this

See,another giant sword held like it’s nothing in gaming outside terraria. See, weapons look big to give them a sense of being overpowered. It’s gaming logic, and it appears in many places. Not just terraria and anime. Though I do see your point.
 
Top Bottom