Fire Emblem is one of my favorite series, second only to the TearRing Saga series (which is basically classic Fire Emblem for the PlayStation). The concepts of non-generic units and permanent death in a strategy game really appeal to me, even though I usually reset when a unit dies.
I am one of the many who was introduced to the series through Awakening. After finishing Awakening two or three times I was hungry for more and started playing the other localized games. However, they were not enough to still my hunger and soon I had imported a copy of The Binding Blade. One thing led to another and eventually I had gotten my hands on what was the entire series at the time.
I have currently finished every game in the series bar Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, New Mystery and Echoes. Out of the ones I’ve played, my favorite is without a doubt Thracia 776. I remember instanty falling in love with the game as I played through the first chapter. Capturing is my favorite mechanic in the series and dismounting, while somewhat poorly executed, is a concept that I really like.
Besides Thracia 776, I really enjoy New Mystery and The Binding Blade, especially on their highest difficulties. I probably also have a very strong bias toward these two games due to having mained their protagonists, Marth and Roy, in Melee and Smash 4.