I just got started with Fire Emblem (GBA) per suggestion of /feg/ and I'm amazed how gripping the story is after just a few chapters.
However, I get the feeling that the difficulty will spike later on and I feel like I'm gonna screw up. Ah well.
FE7 never gets too unreasonable, but it definitely gets harder. Have you played any other FE games? I hated Awakening but Fates was okay if not overpriced.
Difficulty spikes is indeed in most FE games. Sometimes I really don't know how to avoid that someone doesn't get killed.
dicks out for Camilla