It's the only route I've done so far, interested to see what the other 2 hold since I could barely recruit anyone from the other houses.Specifically, the Golden Deer route is my favorite FE experience.
Did the pre awakening FE games have more story?Rekka No Ken / 7 / GBA / Blazing Blade is my favourite one.
I liked Three Houses but like Awakening and Fates it felt toothless in the story department.
I wouldn't really agree with this, at least as far as Three Houses is concerned. The main plot is definitely somewhat underwhelming (or rather, unfinished), probably as a consequence of splitting it up into multiple routes and not having enough time to fully develop them. But the characters and world-building are top-notch, and among the best (if not the best) in the series. IMO, anyway.They definitely had better written characters with more intense narratives.
Awakening and beyond feel safe and dull to me.