Gaiden is fun for the first chapters. Once you get to the BS swamp chapter with dragons and stuff, it gets annoying. I don't get why people call it out for "bad level design" and "needs to grind" when they enjoy Awakening so much.
Marcus is the answer for anything except "best unit who isn't Marcus," but even then he is a strong contender. - PokeAMon
What I don't get is how 7 made it on the poll at all.
8 is easily the most underrated. People hate on 8 for the very things that Awakening borrows from it, and then don't hate on Awakening. It's stupid.
Yeah, it's hilarious XD
The only differences are support limits, plot (FE8 is better) and no Avatar. And sadomasochist mode (aka Lunatic+)
There is a traversable map, you can recruit most dead people post-game, infinite grind FTW, great character development, an annoying blue haired princess (Lucina and Eirika e.e), a badass blue haired prince (they can't beat Hector, yet), and finally, zombies. Oh, and branched promotions.
If you're reading this, CONGRATULATIONS!! You're wasting your time!!