I'm a huge fan of Fate Core, and I wanted to give this slimmed down version a try. While some things you might be used to in an RPG like "rolling for Lore" don't quite fit this model and have to be reworked (which can be a good thing,) pretty much everything else you want a player to do (as an active action) is simplified greatly in Fate Accelerated. I ran this with a group of people who had never played a tabletop game before, and in 5 minutes, I had them invested in the story and making choices for their characters while accepting what the dice revealed as the story progressed. I don't think FAE replaces Fate Core for every story possibility, but there are some circumstances where it just can't be beat for it's elegance and simplicity.
[5 of 5 Stars!]