So I finally am starting to play Fire Emblem: Awakening, but before even starting the game, I've hit a road-block: choosing the difficulty. I have played Path of Radiance (GC), Radiant Dawn (Wii), and Shadow Dragon (DS) before. I forget which difficulties I played those games on, but permadeath was always present (with a few exceptions.) So I've searched online about the difficulties, and people seem to say either Hard - Classic or Lunatic-Casual are good difficulty combinations. In the first case the game feels like classic fire-emblem, while in the latter case the gameplay feels quite different, more like a strategy board game (i.e chess.) Is this true? Which do you prefer and why?