I bought this game for myself but the moment my 7-year old son, who is an avid Minecrafter, saw it he fell in love with it. He just about shoved me away from the keyboard and started playing it with very little coaching from me. He's now been playing for 3 hours straight on my laptop and loving it.
So, if my 7 year old can play it, I think anyone can!
Great graphics, easy interface, and a lot of potential in regards to what you can do and build. You can only make a small island right now but I'm sure this will change as time progresses and they make more improvements.
Two things I had issues with:
I wish that each island you made had a different inventory. Right now, if you create a new island, you carry all of your tools and inventory over to it. This makes this game unsharable between different people on the same computer. My son had access to all of the stuff I had acquired while playing on my island and blew through most of it. Guess I'll be starting over....
The other thing is that files for this game do not yet sync across Steam, so if you're playing on one computer and then move to another, you won't have access to your world on the first computer. Hoping that gets fixed soon since I move between computers a lot.
Otherwise, my son and I are both loving this game. Can't wait to see what they add to it over the next few months!
Posted: February 18th, 2014