Matt S wrote:
This is one game that I am starting to think tells me that I am old; I look at this and, one on level, appreciate the simplicity, but on the other, I just ask myself, 'what is the appeal?'
I felt the same way, until I played it.
It's basically LEGO on a computer, but a bit more dynamic than that, since there is a living world around you.
Plus, there is the exploration aspect and RPG mechanics, which add some appeal.
The nice thing about it is that you can play however you want. If you just want to build, then you can build. If you like fighting monsters and exploring, you can do that, too. If all you want to do is look for mines and collect loot, that's also fine. Or you can combine any or all of those. It's your choice.