Terrible maps and lack of objectives, don't like the new mechanics, weakest villain, plot falls apart during second playthrough. Still very fun and loads of replayability + nostalgia through DLC. Worth buying, but don't expect something like FE7. --- And so begins a tale of vengeance and betrayal. Destiny by sinner sought. Tragedy by power wrought. Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume.
Great characters, great support. Story is decent. Skill system and reclassing makes for more interesting ways to build the characters.
On the other hand the maps from my experience have just become less strategic in terms of unit placement. The removal of magic triangle feels dumbed down. I don't even understand why units like War Cleric exist. --- People who don't win... To all whose talents are mediocre. I will forgive your sins. Those who keep flapping their wings without flying, I will forgive you all.
Pros are the variety of content, great music, and lovable characters. Story I believe was pretty good. Not original, but still entertaining. Fire Emblem is perhaps one of the few series out there to make a typical Light vs. Dark story still entertaining.
The only con I have is the lack of chapters objectives, but I'm okay with it.