Echoes? The only good FE story wise on 3ds?
I'm all about the gameplay!
Might be my favorite in the series. I really like the Monastery way more than I expected. It gives you a more interesting way to interact with your units. More importantly for me, it allows you to interact with units that you may not want to use in battle. In previous games, unless you actually use them in your party you would never get to know them. And since some units are redundant that wound up not happening.
As for walking up to enemies and killing them without retaliation, either Gold Deer path is much easier than Black Eagles, or I'm doing something wrong. Even my tankier characters are pretty vulnerable and are likely to get killed if I leave them in the range of more than one enemy. If anything my units feel a lot weaker than Awakening or Fates where my bulkier units could just draw enemy fire without concern.
Random story. I wanted to see more about how item weight effects your characters. I typed in "Fire Emblem Three Houses Weight" and one of google's suggestions was "Fire Emblem Weight gain fanfic". What the fuck kind of shit are people into?
How far are you in the game? I liked the monastery at first too but time I've started to see it short comings. I still like that the characters say new stuff with the story. but I just end up doing the same 2-3 interactions and hearing the same dialogue over n over. I'm not saying they should cut the monastery, I just wish it evolved more.
I don't think game mechanics would change drastically between paths so it's surely the same for Black Eagles. Between overall higher base HP compared to offensive stats, HP+5 skill every unit has easy access to, Shields and Battalions, every unit can tank hits. The Range Meta I.E. Bows and Magic that can eventually reach up to 5 range means you can reach enemies from outside their attack range and avoid taking a counterattack. Finally you have immediate access to innate double attacking via gauntlets, which can nuke everything except armor and potentially kill the enemy before they can counter.