* ClicheStorm: There isn't a single original thing in this game aside from the absurdity of the characters..
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Gale, a minor villain from a single chapter, gets tons of fan love. It helps that A) he's voiced by Creator/CrispinFreeman and B) he gets an AlasPoorVillain moment.
* GameBreaker: Powerful weapons can be obtained relatively early thanks to item crafting [[GuideDangIt if you know the right weapon combos]]; spamming combination attacks also makes the game easier.
* {{Glurge}}: Miyoko and Chie do this to some players, to the point of {{Narm}} for others, but they are looking across an entire galaxy for husband and father [[spoiler:who happens to be Simon]].
* GrowingTheBeard / JumpingTheShark: Chapter 6 is dark and intriguing, and then the game's tension builds through Chapter 7...while Chapter 8 and 9 are essentially {{Fetch Quest}}s for a few {{Plot Coupon}}s and/or {{MacGuffin}}s.
* MostAnnoyingSound: Jupis! Shut up!
* {{Narm}}: Nearly every character or dungeon, no matter how minor or irrelevant to the overall plot, has a needlessly "tragic" backstory. In many cases, this backstory is the only actual character trait they ever receive.
* SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer: When the player arrives at the Insector stadium in Zerard, Zegram will [[LampshadeHanging actually mention to Jaster]] that some people get a bit ''too'' addicted to pitting their Mons against each other in tournament battles.
* TearJerker: "This time... don't let her go." As well as the end of chapter 6, and a couple other places if you're really soft.
** "Are you laughing, Deego? I wasn't able to get... anything back... after all..."
** Probably the entire section of collecting character-specific {{MacGuffin}}s.
* ThatOneBoss: Deego's [[DuelBoss one-on-one]] fight against Gale, which is itself the second phase of a {{Sequential Boss}} Battle.
* TheScrappy: MIO for being an anoying ValleyGirl and Jupis for being an arrogant KarmaHoudini.
* ThatOneLevel: Gladius Towers, a pair of huge eight-floored towers with confusing overlapping layout, '''lots''' of dead ends and switching to the other tower every few floors. Then you'll go back and goes through the ''other'' tower from the beginning. It'll take some time.
* TheUntwist: Just about every character can be described as having some dark secret that is easily guessed the first time it's hinted at.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** Whatever happened to the conflict between Longardia and Draxil after Chapter 5?
** They build up Seed to be this awesome and eventually tragic villain, but then he just gets beaten and thrown aside. We end up with a last minute "Mother" of Rune and a Valkog/Battleship chimera for a final boss. If only they'd kept him around as a FinalBoss...