1. It had the unfortunate privilege of coming immediately after FE7, which was the first game released in the US and frankly one of the absolute best games in the genre. Doesn't stack up by comparison. 2. Sickeningly easy. 3. Generally subpar character development and story compared to the previous entry.
Not a bad game by any means, however.
The only thing more consistent than the Pats beating the Texans is my mother's regret she survived childbirth, knowing she spawned a welcher