* BrokenBase: The reaction to Sega's acquisition of Atlus' former holding company has been mixed, with many fearing Sega's [[NoExportForYou reluctance to localize games]] will affect future titles while others remain hopeful for the best.
** The western developed titles Atlus USA occasionally publishes tend to be disliked by it's core fanbase. While this is understandable for games of rather dubious quality they've published (VideoGame/{{Daylight}} , ''GodMode'', the {{Film/RIPD}} tie-in game (which itself is a reskinned version of ''GodMode''), [[VideoGame/RockOfAges ACE]] [[VideoGame/ZenoClash Team's]] games tend to be [[ShootTheMessenger thrown under the bus too.]]
** The constant ''Persona'' games, particularly those that aren't [=JRPGs=]. Some consider them to be good games in their own right, and encourage people to try out new (and less popular) genres, while others consider them to be little more than cash grabs that distract Atlus from working on other titles.
* CultClassic: Some of their games/series have very devoted fanbases. Although the description notes they don't have as much name recognition as other big companies, they are hardly unknown.
* HarsherInHindsight: Despite the many jokes at the company's expense for its overhaul on VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} and VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}, it was revealed that the company was starting to go bankrupt and needed to rely on its two biggest sellers in order to keep making games.
* {{Woolseyism}}: As Atlus USA doesn't develop anything itself, most of its publishing involves localizing Japanese games, which it does quite well.