Knowing my luck I drive all the way out for the closest PS3 version, probably only to find out it was a digital card.
Also, I might have the digital Vita version from Playstation Plus. Having that and no physical manual is kind of discouraging.
I take it that the Xbox 360 version is pretty much the same story as the PS3 version? Cumbersome controls.
Went looking around Gamefaqs website and there is going to be a 3DS version. I might hold off for that portable version.
What are your thoughts on a 3DS version as a Terraria veteran?
Yeah, the PS3 disc version of Terraria is really just a cool thing for collectors. I'm a huge fan of Terraria, and I love having physical copies of games, so it was a must for me. But you do know that the digital version of Terraria is going to be in the flash sale today? Will probably be dirt cheap, so if you want that version, pick it up.
FYI, the physical version of Terraria for the Vita doesn't have a physical manual, just the usual digital manual that is accessible from the game's launch page. But a better option is to use the Terraria wiki (but use it sparingly), it has tons of great info, tips, and strategies for the game :http://terraria.wiki...i/Terraria_Wiki
Yes, the 360 version is going to be the same as the PS3 version. And yes, the controls can be cumbersome.
As for a 3DS version, it would probably be a great option. You get a lower resolution of the game, though, while the Vita version will be much sharper/higher-rez. Not sure how they might incorporate 3D into it, but having the inventory options on the lower screen will be a great thing, and the game will probably be excellent on the 3DS.
Having a portable version of Terraria, either way, is the way to go; the game works beautifully on the Vita, my favorite version for sure. However, the PS4 and XB1 versions both look much sharper than the previous gen ones, and play better as well.