You know how a big part of the userbase coincides with Kaza’s userbase and that Kaza was there first? Well, it also had a FE topic, that’s probably the main reason.
Anyway, Fire Emblem is one of my fandoms and I have played every game that was released in the west (so 7 through 14 minus 12) and read/watched LPs of 4, 6 and 12, so I also know the plot of these. In terms of story, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn are my favorite if you look at them as one story instead of two. The GBA FEs are my favorite in terms of animation, although RDs mastery skills (and criticals) have some nice animations as well. Also, PoR and RD still had crazy spell animations that were sadly missing in 11 through 14 (like dropping a sun on your opponent, looking at you, Sanaki). In terms of gameplay, probably 7, and to a lesser extend 8, as those I feel I’m most willing to play again for the fun of it. I’m honestly not playing Heroes because eww mobile (but my mom is), but I’m hyped for the other three FEs announced.