Speaking of Fire Emblem, I'm currently playing Banner Saga 2 and it's a very similiar game but from a decidedly western standpoint and oh boy is it simply superior in any conceivable way. Compared to it FE is like children banging on tin cans.I only played the first one, and I loved the hell out of it. the story, characters, art, and combat are better than not just fire emblem, but than any other strategy rpg I have played before.
I also just tried to play ToME's version of hard mode. Fuck that shit.