After all the talk about upcoming games in the series, and after hearing the announcement of a Shin Megami Tensei/Fire Emblem crossover game, I started getting a bit interested in trying Fire Emblem out.
I'm not much of a hardcore RPG/Strategy guy. I play a few Final Fantasy-type RPGs and Persona, and then the basic ones like Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi, and Costume Quest, so I know this series might not really take with me (I also really want to give X-COM a shot); I know that going in. Since that's the case, I kind of want to ease myself into it by playing either the most newbie-friendly one, or the best one, to help me decide if the whole franchise is worth it to me.
I got The Sacred Stones for free on my 3DS through that GBA Ambassador program and have been contemplating giving it a shot some time down the line. Has anyone played it? Is it a good representation of the series? If I love/hate it, will that be indicative of my feelings for the franchise as a whole? Any advice would be appreciated.