Please tell me at least someone other than me has picked up this game? I got it last week and have been playing it relentlessly when I have the time. Pretty much, it takes place 25 years (no kidding, it really does) after the original Kid Icarus game (who can guess when the last game came out? XD) with the return of Medusa, the Goddess of Darkness. Clearly, she wants revenge on both Pit and Palutena, the Goddess of Light, for defeating her 25 years prior. The game is mission based, usually composing of 2 parts: Air Battle and Land Battle. Air battles are usually first, and last about 5 minutes, and deal with Palutena controlling Pit's flight (he can't fly on his own for whatever reason) and getting him to whatever location the Land battle mission takes place in. Land battle consists of you controlling Pit and navigating the level to get to the boss at the end. Many of these bosses are resurrected from the original game, and they even will note any changes (Thanatos will note that his name was previously Tanatos, and that he added in the H). The characters in the story will also speak to each other, constantly, adding in humor and a ton of Nintendo references (like when you face the first boss, some dog thing, Pit will shout out "wooo! We're gonna wrack up some serious Nintendogs trainer points!") All in all, the game is great, full of fun and references that a lot of people would know, and even has dark points in the story (such as the part I'm at now, which I won't spoil). Oh yea, and there is also online multiplayer. You can either play with friends, or with people around the world. There are 2 modes: Light vs Dark, and Free-for-All. I don't think I need to explain what Free-for-All means >.>.. But in Light vs Dark, you are in a match with 6 people, 3 on 3. You have a team health gauge at the bottom and that depletes depending on the value of the weapon each person is holding. Higher values mean more team health lost if you die, but it also makes it easier to kill other players. When the health reaches 0, the last person to die will become either Pit or Dark Pit (with a random weapon and skills) and if that gauge depletes when either angel is on the field, the match ends. Basically, go buy this game, it's awesome.