* ClicheStorm: The storyline is fairly standard JRPG fare; you could pretty much guess half the stuff that's going to happen next as you play it. Much like [[VideoGame/AtelierIrisEternalMana its predecessor]], the game's strengths lie in its smooth combat system, the charm of the characters, and the franchise's iconic [[ItemCrafting crafting system]].
* ContestedSequel: A lot of people seems to agree that the first game was superior with better plot, more sympathetic characters and much more well animated sprites and graphics in general.
* {{Moe}}: Viese, at least somewhat. Some of this does come from the fact that she gets to caper around in Eden making things while [[CrapsackWorld Felt is fighting for his life in the grimdark world below]]. [[spoiler:She sheds a fair amount of this once she joins the fighting party, natch.]]
* NeedsMoreLove: Granted the game is no masterpiece, but it's far from bad.
* ThatOneAttack: Crimson Split. AND Crimson Moon. AND Shadow Azoth. Basically everything the FinalBoss throws at you that aren't debuffs. In an otherwise fairly easy game, Gust does at least provided a worthy and legitimate challenge at the end.