Gamespot most definately got the rating on this game wrong. I have never played a Fire Emblem game before this one and I find nothing wrong with the plot. Now is it too hard? Maybe for some. It is quite difficult. In one day I lost about 15 battles on normal. I have to say that this game is up there with Final Fantasy Tactics on the PS1 and perhaps even better. This game gives you a good story, a challenge, and entertainment. You will not be disappointed. If you like FFT (Final Fantasy Tactics), or any other Fire Emblem game then I am sure you will enjoy this one. It is worth much more than its price. One thing that needs to be said, it does not make use of the Wii motion controls. That does not bother me though. I really can't imagine an rpg game using motion controls, but hey time will show me as it comes.