From Koei comes Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll. The leader of the country Rostorl has challenged the leader of Dyneskal for the right of the throne. However, Rostorl loses the war and Dyneskal reigns supreme. King Balor, the ruler of Dyneskal, uses the victory to expand his country's respective borders and conquers the mighty cities — Ancient and Rocen. Chancellor Zofor then proclaims a prophesy that King Balor will die by the hands of his own offspring.During the Dyneskal-Rostorl War, a boy loses his father and runs with his mother away from the chaos. He is named Areus, a half-elf who spends his childhood living quietly in the forest. Having suffered discrimination for his mixed heritage, he hardened his heart and followed the advice of his sword instructor, Darqin. Nineteen years later, Areus accepts his master's sword to become a gladiator in the popular city of commerce, Liberdam. With his fellow comrade and friend, Dorado, Areus aims to become the best gladiator of the age.The whole series, which includes a PS1 RPG and its remake, needs more love.
And Your Reward Is Clothes: Somewhat averted: you will eventually get a 2nd outfit for each character once you have joined Ancient as a mercenary. You can switch back to the original outfits from the equipment menu. The game did have additional outfits as DLC in Japan, but will not be available elsewhere due to the game's low sales.
Anti-Hero: Your party, really, but mostly Areus. They're mostly doing the adventuring gig for their own reasons and at first only teamed up because it was convenient. Their vendetta against Balor is more personal than Nemea's group.
Bittersweet Ending: Boy is it ever. Areus performs a HeroicSacrifice to remove Balor's immortality and kill him, but at the cost of being forgotten by everyone. By the way, his whole family is dead. So is his love interest. But at least the tyrant is dead and will have a much nicer ruler on the throne!
Poor Communication Kills: Areus never even tries to settle things with Dorado, leading to his meaningless death. Dorado lampshades this, saying that if Areus told him who Areus wanted to beat during their arena days, Dorado would have joined Areus's cause instead as he dies.
Sword Pointing: Areus when he's about to take on both Sheelagh and Zeraschel.
Stuff Blowing Up: Go to Fire Mountain, and have Areus use his flame attack whenever the geysers blow out air. Enjoy the fireworks. This makes killing mobs that much faster.
Two Guys and a Girl: Areus, Dagda and Selene are one and Sheelagh, Zeraschel, and Xenetes are another.
Wrestler in All of Us: One of Dagda's attacks will allow him to grab enemies and (depending on the enemy type) perform a wrestling move. These include a backbreaker on Skeltons, a suplex on Ogres and Trolls and if performed on Giants or their variations, AN ARM LOCK