* BrokenBase: The reaction to Sega's acquisition of Atlus' former holding company has been mixed, with many fearing Sega's [[NoExportForYou reluctance to localize games]] will affect future titles while others remain hopeful for the best.
** The western developed titles Atlus USA occasionally publishes tend to be disliked by it's core fanbase. While this is understandable for games of rather dubious quality they've published (VideoGame/{{Daylight}} , ''GodMode'', the {{Film/RIPD}} tie-in game (which itself is a reskinned version of ''GodMode''), [[VideoGame/RockOfAges ACE]] [[VideoGame/ZenoClash Team's]] games tend to be [[ShootTheMessenger thrown under the bus too.]]
* CultClassic: Some of their games/series have very devoted fanbases. Although the description notes they don't have as much name recognition as other big companies, they are hardly unknown.
* {{Woolseyism}}: As Atlus USA doesn't develop anything itself, most of its publishing involves localizing Japanese games, which it does quite well.