A 1998 PlayStation RPG created by Atlus and Red Entertainment, with a Dating Sim thrown in. An evil emperor wishes to use the Primordial Flame to become a god and destroy the world. Meis Triumph, Spirit Blacksmith, must journey to protect the Flame and defeat the emperor, as well as date as many ladies as possible (it actually does fit into the plot!) A hilarious game full of flirting, sexual innuendo, Lampshade Hanging, and of course some RPG adventure.Characters:
Meis Triumph: Horny Spirit Blacksmith.
Sodina Dawnfried: Knife-weilding White Magician Girl, main love interest out of a bushel of love interests for Meis. For some reason, she likes him back.
Muza Grifford: Meis' BFS carrying best friend. Freezes up around women, but manages to fall for Wyna.
Wyna Grapple: Stripperific pirate girl who wants to live her own life, and thus is often at odds with her father.
Kyleen Nelphe: Jaded and money-loving, her personality warms up due to the Power of Friendship.
Berserk Button: General Bolt. He's a nice guy, but he isn't very smart and hates big words. ("I DON'T LIKE DIFFICULT WORDS!!!") When a female junior officer accidentally trips, he forgives her, but after she mentions he is "chivalrous" and "sagacious", he expands his body and spews out bolts which kill every officer in the room.
Blow You Away: ALL of Muza's skills are wind-based (Twister Blade, Storm Binder, Dynamic Cyclone, Tornado Voice)
Breaking the Fourth Wall: Numerous examples, like in the Langoud where an NPC complains how he has no voiceover since he's not an important character. There's also if you anger Nelsha in a date where she turns into her dancer form.
Nelsha (dancer mode): "WHAT DID YOU SAY!? YOUR INTIMACY LEVEL GOES DOWN WHEN YOU SAY THINGS LIKE THAT!"
The Casanova: Meis. He flirts with every female he meets, pledges his eternal love to each of the nine girls he dates, and many NPC women yell at him for touching/looking at things he shouldn't. Most of the other males in the game fit this trope as well.
Cool Boat: The Langoud. It's an entire pirate city!
Difficulty By Region: In the original Japanese version it was fairly easy to defeat bosses before you could see the full range of their rather extensive combat quotes and animations. Atlus overcompensated for the US version, resulting in a game that, on top of the other issues with its combat system, is notorious for every boss being a tedious MarathonDamage-Sponge Boss.
Older than They Look: Jyabil and Metalia. Jyabil appears to be in his late twenties, and it's not until well after he dies that Meis learns that he must have been decades older. Metalia appears to be about the same age, and as his senior under the same blacksmith master is probably a little older.
Parental Bonus: The whole game is full of such jokes and innuendos, such as a little boy NPC innocently wondering where his father's 'resurrection' is, as his mother will kick him out if he doesn't have it.
Reverse Trap: A cloaked figure attacked the party, and then Muza fights that figure using his wind sword specials, blowing the cloak and revealing a very Stripperiffic girl, Wyna.
Shout-Out: Ratchet, the pink and red clad jester girl, is modeled after Batman:The Animated Series character Harley Quinn. Her constant references to the Dark Master as "Mr. D" are reminiscent of Harley calling the Joker "Mr. J". Ratchet also has a high, squeaky voice and thick Brooklyn accent.