Contentious stuff for ''GloriaUnion''.
* AngstWhatAngst: Elisha is able to handle having to kill her mother with extraordinary calm and maturity, not to mention nary a tear shead.
* GameBreaker: Ishut, due to his ability to use the cheater cards.
* OneSceneWonder: Kyra.
* StrangledByTheRedString: The Ishut/Ruru and Ishut/Elisha pairings both come off as very forced; there's no real signs of actual mutual attraction until any of the endings.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: This game does not take place in the world of Ancardia, which was home to the rest of the series. In addition, the tone is [[LighterAndSofter completely incongruous]] with the other games, and there are new artists once again. Some think it's a breath of fresh air; some were less than pleased.