I only played 2 FE games: Sacred stones and Shadow Dragon.
Shadow Dragon's cast is bland and boring and I couldn't care less if anyone died. I would have killed Marth in the first chapter, if it wouldn't end the game. Sacred Stones? The cast is colorful, bright and simply super amazing. I would love a fighting game just with those characters.
I am looking forward to by Awakening in some future day, when my backlog is diminishing. Is the cast as great as sacred stones'? (I'm not looking forward to play a console FE game, It is a genre I believe works best on a handheld to me)