I purchased this early 2013, I've played around abit with it since then and found it actually difficult to survive on a really nice island.
Did i enjoy it? Yes.
Why then so limited play time?, because I've got Terraria and SpaceEngineers.
Does that matter? Heck yeah, i like building and doing stuff, currently you roam around looking for survival stuff and pray your prepared for everything. this includes being spraining an ankle while fleeing brush fire. The Island
The island/s are random generated, which can produce very different play styles. for example.
you could have a nice palm jungle but, no animal life so your then reliate on plants and farming.
you could have limited trees and therefore you need to find a small cave to shelter in.
you could have the perfect island but, failed to store food and fresh water before the arrival of freak storm.
did i mention that you can burn if you stand to close to your fire? NOTE
THIS IS AN ALPHA AND COULD POSSIBLY STAY AN ALHPA