My son loves it. I played the first one with him and it was pretty dull, but this one added just enough to get over that hump. I actually started my own game.
It reminds me of the quest in zelda when you are in a village. You walk around and talk to people and more people and more people. I know a lot of people don't like that in Zelda, but I'm a big fan of walking around doing little quest, so this game is quite enjoyable in that sense.... if you understood any of that.