The guys of Gaming Boulevard wrote their review of the 3DS version of Terraria and concluded:
Terraria starts off as a drag. Your gear and armor are both slow and weak so it takes ages to actually do something. However once your stuff improves Terrarria becomes a playground of exploration and creation. People who need something of a story or some sort of guidance will find no joy in this game. However for those of you with a thirst for exploration, adventure or creation will certainly find something to enjoy.