My 10 yr old Son has played this game from scratch having never played this type of Wii game before.
He found it easy to follow and very quickly got the hang of the movements needed to use the sword play action.
It is a great story for boys, who play the Lead part of a boy turning 16 and taking a coming of age challenge.
The people you encounter throughout the game talk to you and assist with advise and directions.
It has been a very worthwhile purchase and one that I would recommend to others.