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.
Strangled by the Red String: The Ishut/Ruru and Ishut/Elisha pairings both come off as very forced; there's no real signs of actual mutual attraction until any of the endings.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: This game does not take place in the world of Ancardia, which was home to the rest of the series. In addition, the tone is completely incongruous with the other games, and there are new artists once again. Some think it's a breath of fresh air; some were less than pleased.