These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Cult Classic: Now going five games strong, and none of them have had a particularly strong following.
It's the Same, Now It Sucks: Early reviews for Blood Ties bemoan the fact that Tecmo has not done anything to evolve the franchise's gameplay, instead opting to just allow the same format but with more content.
Unfortunate Implications: The transition over the series from male to strictly female leads. Is Tecmo accidentally making some commentary that women cannot directly protect themselves as warriors, and that men wouldn't be "fighting dirty" this way? You decide.