I always loved playing Zelda and have only just started this one. The controls are tricky, we don't use the buttons and rather, flail our hands around - good workout!! Lol So far we're enjoying the storyline and the gameplay. We are determined to master the controls when fighting though, it's a good challenge. My 6 year old can play and fight with the controls well enough, and also good at flying loftwing. It's possible, just practice!!
Update - 6 year old passed the game, we loved it. Kids are smart and can learn anything btw