I hated Minecraft, but there`s something about this that looks really appealing to me, so I may be interested in picking this up, especially at the cost. Seems to just have a bit more "game" to it than a giant sandbox. Plus I actually really like the 2D style.Only the first couple of minutes feel uncannily like Minecraft. Once you start fighting and exploring, the game takes on an almost Metroid-meets-Diablo kind of feel.
Its pretty cool, the only problem is you can run out of content really fast. It took me and my buddies about 2 days to do almost everything from the game perspective. That wasn't a bad thing though, it was a super fun 2 days and it was only 10 bucks so value earned. It is a lot more goal oriented than minecraft is, It's impossible not to note the similarities (bordering on some stuff being ripped off of minecraft), but the game part of it is very different.
Unfortunately, I don't think the building elements are as fun as minecraft is so after you run out of that stuff I don't think there's as much of a draw to go back and sand box it up.
I can't wait till they add more stuff though. Hopefully in a few months I can restart a character and have some fun adventure all over again. If someone tosses up a tested server ill probably pop in.
Game is pure crack. I wonder how the MP is on it....