The story is simple. An evil villain (aren't villians evil be definition) has just taken over your country. Recently, he killed his own wife; therefore, he needs a new one (oh, if life were a fairy tale). He sends out his guards to gather up all the females so he can choose one lucky lady to be his new bride. Well, it just so happens that while grandpa is teaching you how to fight with your cool sword, the guards come and take your girl. You don't take too kindly to this. You and gramps go after the men, but alas, you find out that you are too late; the ship of women has already sailed. Now you and grandpa take off to find your woman (and the other women too, of course). Along the way, you recruit people to help you out. Not the most original storyline, but better than most.
The only problem I have with the game is the lack of an anytime save feature. Silver has those all too familiar save points. That's not entirely correct because when you get the map, you can save at anytime outside of the city.
To put it simple, Silver is just a great game. It is an adventure RPG with real time combat. It has obvious Final Fantasy tones, but it is much better. So what makes this game so much better? The combat engine is what separates this game from all the rest. This is a better game because of the combat. You control your sword movements using the directional controller. You can lunge, swing left or right, uppercut, and even attack a flanking assailant, all in real time. Complete control over a real time battle makes this game worth it.