* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Maybe the most musically diverse soundtrack ever, and a lot of it is very awesome.
* DisappointingLastLevel: The excellent plot and varied gameplay through the majority of the game culminates in a rather sad ending. On the storyline end, much of what was hinted at fails to be explained (instead we get the rather forced and ultimately fairly pointless [[TheReveal Reveal]]). On the gameplay end, there ''is'' no FinalDungeon, simply a poorly-explained version of ExplosiveOverclocking that results in a OneWingedAngel form for the BigBad and an EleventhHourSuperpower for the player, effectively making the FinalBattle an UnexpectedGenreChange to ShootEmUp / RailShooter.
* ItsShortSoItSucks: Although it's only short for an RPG, and it's not an RPG, so those complaining seem to expect it to be.
* LGBTFanbase: [[BaraGenre Bara]] fans who have played previous ''Crystal Chronicles'' games would never take such an interest in selkies. But then, Vaigali.
* OneSceneWonder: Blaze, despite a fair number of mentions on this page, only appears in a very small section of the game.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Amidatelion's HeroicSacrifice]]. A large part of it comes from the accompanying music, [[http://youtu.be/4GeeqzMYVJM Ephemeron]].
** Also, [[spoiler:Vaigali's]].
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Reaction on the part of the FanDumb due to the marked changes in setting (from medieval fantasy to psuedo-technopunk) and artistic style (from cute and SuperDeformed to semi-realistic and [[{{Bishonen}} pretty]]. The gameplay changes being so radical might understandably shock some.
** Most reviewers seemed to want a regular 40 hour RPG that Final Fantasy games usually are instead of the fairly easy 12-hour action minigame-filled adventure game that ''Crystal Bearers'' actually was. The reviews ultimately were not kind.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Blaze]]. If it hadn't been for [[YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness certain complications]], he might have jumped straight into TheDragon status.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Squeenix seems to have abandoned the idea of [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics gender-specific armor]] altogether, as one can see both genders of Yuke wearing either kind of armor [[spoiler:when you visit the Yuke city]].
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