So Patrick has been hyping Fire Emblem quite a bit. When i did some research on Fire Emblem i found out it was made by Intelligent System who i think is one of the best game developers in the business (one of Nintendo's strongest assets).
So i wanted to ask the community, where should i start? Should i play the first one (which i am assume is on the GBA) or can i start where ever i want. I'm not sure if i should get the 2 GBA games and start from there (they are apparently really hard to get and quite expensive on ebay) or if i can jump to the ds or 3ds version. Is knowing the story of the previous games pivotal to the newer games. Just wondering if its worth paying $25 each to go through Fire Emblem and Fire Emblem Sacred Stones on GBA first.