YMMV / Agarest Senki

Agarest Senki

  • Awesome Music: King of Terrors is one because of the fact that you get to finally punch out THE True Final Boss with this kickass music.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Everyone mostly remembers Yayoi as the girl with sausage on Akyss homepage.
    • Everybody remembers the mousepad with Vira-Lorr's boobs.
  • Canon Sue: Rex, in fact one of Nico Nico Douga MC comments "This guy is too perfect!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The voting system is up as to who people want to bring back in Agarest 2 and Leonhardt is number 1 and Valeria at number 3.
  • Game Breaker: Stacking enough ATK+999 or MAG+900 is enough to turn anyone into your best fighter or mage. Stack your entire party with them, and you can literally K.O. the final boss in one round.
    • The DLCs are very broken too, for example one of the DLC provides you with Gate of Heaven one of the most powerful scythe weapon and the other DLC pack gives you more than enough EP to fully enchances it.
  • Les Yay:
    • This scene heavily hints at it.
    • Deeth probably counts as this and Ho Yay, being a hermaphroditic god that flirts with Dyshana while appearing as a female and doesn't seem to mind Thoma trying the same toward her. He does this after she states that she probably should've shown up as a male.
    • Happens during many of the "Fanservice" type scenes (Beach Episode, Hot Springs Episode, ...).
  • Memetic Badass: Go on, just ask people who have played the game. Most of them would bow down to the greatness of The Rock.
    • As far as characters go, Reverie is one thanks to a bug. She's the only one who's able to wield the most powerful spear of the game.
  • Moment Of Awesome: Ever pull a 6 character combo on a boss before? Well its really, really Awesome once you use high level multi-hitting combos that chain into special attacks for the sweet sweet overkill message.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Agarest characters walk very loud, even louder than Final Fantasy XIII's characters.
  • No Yay: Some people are put off by the fact that Rex can hook up with a woman who raised him, but Plum especially draws this reaction.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: It is believed that Aksys was trying to pull off this trope to get more sales. While the ESRB clarified a few things, the sales however of the game reached at least forty-two thousand in it's first week here in the USA.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Hardcore Gaming 101 listed this game under its "Weekly Kusoge" segment because of the guild system and the mind-numbing bureaucracy it brings to the table. For an example, it provided two giant paragraphs worth of tasks needed to acquire the Capture Skill.
  • That One Boss: Midas, for many players thanks to his ridiculous Phoenix Strike.
  • That One Level: Alzai Fen. Populated with enemies that are on the level of Goddamned Bats, some of them literal bats. And that's assuming you're not going for the Apostle of the Swamp title ASAP. Tree Spirit's intervention makes those Bats into Demonic Spiders.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: While the quality of the series is a hotly debated topic, it is generally agreed that the idea of a generational spanning adventure that translates into gameplay was mishandled.
  • Too Cool to Live: Every main protagonist except Rex. Even him need to be in the true ending route to survive.
  • The Untwist: Seriously, who wouldn't suspect Vashtor to be evil?
    • This is actually a common misconception amongst players. Vashtor lost his memory after the battle with Leo in the first generation, so from the time where he meets Ladius (before the second generation starts) to the time where he regains his memories (about halfway through the fourth generation), he IS on your side. Even then, he will rejoin you in the fifth generation if you redeem him; between that and his backstory in ZERO, Vashtor himself can hardly be called evil.

Characters

  • Anti-Climax Boss: For a god of war, Mayastia sure is pretty easy to defeat.
  • Base Breaker: Several characters, most notably Ellis and Vashtor.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Everyone loves Winfield, or to be more exact no one hates him.
    • Fyuria.
    • Valeria. Enough to be at the number 3 spot as to who people want back in Agarest 2.
    • Thoma Raglen. If we're talking about the protagonists themselves, he's the one a lot of people are interested in.
    • Silvi, for being a kind, peppy idealist who still manages to be grounded in reality, providing a good contrast to the cynical Duran, and for flying into a storm and fighting a Garvel, by herself, to save Duran's life. She's easily the most-often picked of the fourth generation brides.
    • Noah is the only Third-Option Love Interest who is ever regularly picked, and is in fact the most popular choice of players during the third generation.
    • Murmina. Her traumatic backstory, extreme huggability, and Character Development endeared her to fans quickly.
    • Vashtor also proved popular enough to reappear as an extremely major character in Agarest Zero.
  • Funny Moment: Four words: Ellis, is Borgnine nearby?
  • Game Breaker:
    • Ellis's 2nd EX is healing all characters on the fields. The game-breaking part? It has 10 range, which means just connect your character with Ellis you can strike any enemies on the field.
    • Plum's 2nd EX Maiden Prayer has 100 SP recovery effect which means focus on raising her SP to 100 on the 1st turn, next turn use Maiden Prayer and hello EX Spam.
  • Growing the Beard: The game starts to really pick up in the third generation, with a greater emphasis on plot and character interaction, a more interesting environment, and the introduction of Thoma as a playable character. The fourth and fifth generations follow suit ad are generally very fun to play.
  • Heartwarming Moment: Must be the qualifications of a harpuia in this game.
  • Ho Yay: For a couple of ladies men, Winfield and Thoma verge on this at times.
  • Lawful Good: Elaine Reinbach is easily the most righteous of the three brides, despite being the only one on the villainís side.
  • Moe:
  • Moment Of Awesome: Thoma Raglen pulls off an awesome speech when an elf was badmouthing Lavinia due to discrimination. He then recites word for word as to why men should protect women, and that race has nothing to do with it. He leaves the arrogant elf speechless. Up until this point, Thoma is nothing more than just a funny guy who loves women.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Danaos crossed it many times.
  • Never Live It Down: Yayoi. See Erotic Eating.
  • The Scrappy: Several.
    • Luana is easily the least popular choice of a bride for the first generation, mostly due to her seemingly shoe-horned existence, mediocre combat skills, and not being Fyuria or Elaine.
    • Arbol is hated for his obnoxious voice and awkward role of a combat-oriented mage.
    • Faina is disliked for her bland personality as well as stealing the spotlight away from the much more popular Noah.
    • Ladius is easily the least popular Raglens, due to being seen as a bland character in a boring re-hash of the first generation.
    • Fer is frequently seen as an annoying and unnecessary character who does little more than fill an extra party slot with his sub par stats.
    • Melchior is reviled by most due to his status as a Karma Houdini Jerkass.
  • Scrappy Level: The second generation is hated by many due to being incredibly similar to the first generation plot wise only with less memorable characters. Ladius is also seen as the most boring protagonist in the game.
  • That One Boss:
    • While you can mop up the two previous generations with ease, Midas will certainly murder you over and over again with his Phoenix Strike. With a range of two squares in front of him.
    • Keith because Vashtor kidnaps Ellis.
  • The Untwist: The fact that Vashtor's the Dark Knight in the first generation should not be a surprise to any Genre Savvy player.
  • Too Cool to Live: Leonhardt Raglen in the end.
  • The Woobie:
    • Lavinia. Gets discriminated by high elves wherever she goes.
    • Mimel.
    • Niel.
    • Winfield may be all about laughs, but if one takes the time to look at his character, he's an extremely broken man who experiences excruciating pain every moment of his life due to his cursed bracelet and will never be able to be with his beloved again. Some of his dialogue implies him to be a Death Seeker, which only makes things worse.
    • Jerkass Woobie: Duran may be a massive jerk, but you can't exactly blame him for hating a world that destined him to die before he was even born. None of his companions ever really take the time to talk to him about it, making him an even more miserable person.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: If it weren't for Duran Raglen's deep voice, he'd probably pass as a girl to viewers.
  • Wangst: Many view Duran's constant whining as this, though he's not exactly without his reasons. As always YMMV.