After getting this early access game, while fun, still needs a few things like tooltips on the crafting items & gamma adjustment in the options. Based off the few hours spent, if you like zombies/Left4Dead & Minecraft well this is for you and no it doesn't look like Minecraft blocky look. The crafting is similar to Minecraft even to the point where you need a forge for some items to be made & several items like tools need to be laid out in a pattern to craft about anywhere for basic crafting.
Anywho, the tip is to start the game off in the creative mode to get used to the crafting. Like Left4Dead, there's enough zombies around that trying to learn the crafting system is rough at first when you are under attack enough. Oh and the gray area on the map with green rough dirt is nuked so just don't go there (yep not easily explained as of yet & had to learn the hard way).
Agreed with many of the recommendations here as well as just looking at the soundtrack listing for Brutal Legend & think there are a few other threads on this popping up not too long ago. All good kinds of metal to enjoy.