Well, I am in the middle of selling our home in SC for a job relocation to the Orlando, FL area. On vacation this week and working on getting an apartment lease as I may move ahead of the family sooner than expected. Did not get a lot of time to play anything so only fiddling a bit.
Currently there is no tutorial which makes it harder for me to get started. I am sure I could figure it all out given more time and a youtube video or two.This is a preview for backers copy of the game so I am not sure what will be added so take my comments with a grain of salt.
The basic UI appears simple and easy to discern the various functions (such as Industry, farm, town, castle tabs). There does not appear to be a right mouse menu system. I would have thought I could right click to pick some basic choices such as lay out roads. The lack of the a right mouse function did throw me a bit as that is what I tried first to see what I should start with.
I selected the easy setting to try to learn; I installed a few road tiles, one farm and one hovel and then ran out of wood. Seems like there is not enough resources to build some basic items (especially on easy). I am probably missing something obvious or maybe build a wood cutter first.
I really love the artwork and atmosphere. It is really a charming and beautiful game. I look forward to getting into it when I can discover more time.