I just found this community and the Unreal engine. I have been programming PHP for a couple years now and building text based games. But my focus has shifted to this type of gaming style. My concern before i purchase the unreal engine (which i find the 19 dollar price unbelievable) is how hard will it be to learn the C++ programming style and how hard is it to actually use the unreal system. I will be a first time user of the system and a first time designer.
Thank you for any input and I look forward to learning from the community.