Die-hard, devout rougelikes may feel the urge to gripe about the fact that you can reload from last save when you die (on Easy mode), most gamers will be glad that this game is more player-friendly overall. And while it is more friendly, know that you can still die. You will die, regardless of how skilled a gamer you are.
If you're looking to be beaten over the head with difficulty, you won't really see much of that until the second half of the game. It does pick up after a bit. Everyone else: If you're not a stickler for difficulty and are looking for an enjoyable challenge on the Wii, Shiren the Wanderer is a good choice.