YMMV / God Eater
aka: God Eater Burst

For the franchise as a whole:

  • Anti-Climax Boss: Depending on how much you level your equipment, several threatening new Aragami can come off as this. Special mention goes to the World Closer in Rage Burst. It doesn't really have that many attacks, the attacks it does have are not that difficult to avoid and even if they do hit you it does pitiful damage if you have the appropriate leveled equipment.
  • Awesome Music: Enough for its own page
  • Demonic Spiders: Borg Camlanns. These guys have a lot of armor, hit hard, have next to no windup for attacks, are insanely fast, and their elemental weakness barely adds much damage.
    • Blitz Hannibals. Take a Corrosive Hannibal, bleach it's scales, and put the sucker on fast forward. If you thought the Hannibals were bad before, wait 'til you fight one that's twice as fast. Even worse, even it's projectiles travel twice as fast.
    • The Arius Nova. It's the ungodly amalgamation of a Dyaus Pita, a Sariel, and an Arda Nova, with all the damaging moves and durability that all implies. It's wide-sweeping wing attacks are liable to put you in critical condition, if you're lucky. If not, kiss your ass goodbye.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: While The secondary God Eaters are popular, Gina Dickinson and Kanon Daiba are pretty popular among the fandom
  • Evil Is Sexy: The DLC Aragami Venus may count for this, the human parts of her are quite sexy. Too bad the rest of her body kind of ruins it.
    • The same can be said of any of the other Aragami that take on some semblance of a humanoid female. Arda Nova, for example, would look completely human (and extremely sexy) were it not for the unusual skin coloration (magenta).
  • Fan Nickname: Japanese fans at least seem to have nicknamed Kanon "誤射姫様," or "Friendly-Fire Princess."
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Between Yu and Alisa, which is canon, and between Yu and Kanon, in the Fanfiction.
  • Funny Moments: Meeting Emil for the first time in God Eater 2. Boy howdy does he ham it up, you can decline his offer three times, and he gets closer each time you turn him down! Sure, you have to accept his offer, but his insistence only adds to the hilarity. There's also an extra funny if you hang around the scene of him walking off. He falls down the flight of stairs.
    • Later, during one of his Character Episodes, he'll ask you to punch him in the face. You can immediately oblige before he even finishes explaining why, laying him flat. After he gives his spiel, he'll finally ready himself for the punch, giving you three options: "Just hit him", "Hit as hard as you can", and "Get a running start". The last - nay, ALL options send him flying over fifty yards, hitting rubble along the way before being forcefully stopped by a wall. Oh, and you can uppercut him off the platform afterwards.
  • Game-Breaker: God Eater 2 and Rage Burst are notorious for this.
    • The Impulse Edge is Simple, yet Awesome, being able to confront a wide variety of Aragami (from being able to bash open a Borg Camlann's shield, to being able to ruin a Quadriga's day by hitting the front treads) with relatively little difficulty.
    • The infamous meteor bullet will let you deal more than 100,000 damage against the Aragami. An update patch reduce its power to half, but it's still broken.
    • On the defensive side, you have the Prana control unit, which recovers your health while in burst mode. Level 1 burst doesn't heal much, but at level three you heal so much that you have to be extremely reckless just to need to use an item.
    • Blood Rage. Getting to it is difficult, and actually using it is a case of Difficult, but Awesome, but used right, it turns your character into an unstoppable juggernaut. Even worse is if you combine it with the other Game Breakers, since it gives you infinite OP, and reduces lag time between attacks. A definite Purposely Overpowered aversion of Power-Up Letdown.
  • Goddamn Bats: In early missions, the goddamn Chi-You and its goddamn damage-resistant legs and its goddamn fast-startup melee attacks that also let it move across the map quickly. Nowhere near Demonic Spider status since it remains killable and doesn't hit too hard, but still highly irritating.
    • Zygotes become a textbook example of this in mid-game level quests, taking precious seconds to kill even with a level-appropriate upgraded weapon, hitting you with various debuffs, and/or just distracting you from focusing on the boss.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: A DLC mission for God Eater 2 (included in the Updated Re-release) titled "A Promise to be Fulfilled" features Yuno, Satsuki and BLOOD going on a picnic (Or what's left of BLOOD anyway). It reveals that the picnic mentioned earlier in the story, which we never got to see, was interrupted because BLOOD was ordered to deploy. All of them then promised to continue the picnic some other time, which makes Romeo's death and Julius's Heroic Sacrifice all the more tragic.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A red-riding-hood-looking girl that fights monsters with a scythe that can also transform into a gun: Are we talking about Rage Burst newcomer Livie Collete or Ruby Rose?
  • Memetic Mutation: Eric! Above you! (Only in Japan)
  • Name's the Same: Sakuya Tachibana - As Kamen Rider Garren, who also happens to be the gun user of the show.
  • No Export for You: Not for the game itself, but for later versions of its DLC. There is demand for it amongst its players, but D3 Publisher bluntly stated on their Facebook page that they would not bring them over to the English version due to localization issues (i.e. the third-party promotional/collaboration items).
  • Polished Port: The PC port of God Eater 2: Rage Burst runs at beyond 1080p, can run at 60 FPS, and comes with the HD remake of the first game for free.
  • That One Attack: Several, some of which would make a Plesioth's hipcheck seem preferrable.
    • The Borg Camlann line's tailspin and Arda Nova's combination attacks can be a pretty rude awakening if you can't see them coming.
    • The Arius Nova's ultimate attack which it extends its wings into huge blades that can reach the entire arena, swipes from two different directions from them and then finishes off with a sweeping Wave Motion Gun, all of which are nigh impossible to dodge and can break through guards. Unless if the party is of four players, expect at least a couple members of the party to get knocked out by this attack if not an outright Total Party Kill.
  • That One Quest: "Cowboy" will be this for some if they did not read the quest objectives (or read and ignored it, not taking it seriously). Here's how the quest goes, there are four mooks and one boss. The quest says only to kill the mooks. Guess what a lot of people tried to do... And that doesn't even take into account the times where the boss is dead-set on ruining your day while you just want to finish the mission properly.
    • The temple where you have to kill four kongous, all of different elemental types.
    • Your first attempt at the Vajra, Ouroboros, Prithvi Mata, Arda Nova, or any of the major bosses.
    • Thor's Banquet. Your objective? Kill four Vajras. Alone. And they usually all spot you the very moment you leave the safe zone. Good luck.
    • Suspension Bridge, from Rage Burst, is a story-required four-mission expedition. Pretty standard, we seen these before - except past the first mission you have NO support, NO link system assistant, the whole time you only have one other party member (who is new to Rage Burst and is thus not as well trained as your usual group), and you have to then beat a Chrome Gawain at the end, who is already a difficult fight WITHOUT having used up three missions worth of consumables beforehand. Welcome to rank 11!
    • Rage Burst adds the GE Festival Anniversary Pack, which has the mission, Jack in the Box. The targets are a Vajra, a Hannibal, a Marduk, and a Chrome Gawain. What makes this so ridiculous is that one, you fight them at Aegis, meaning no room to maneuvre, and two, this is a solo mission. Hope you can kill them each before the others show up, otherwise...
  • Villain Has a Point: Johannes von Schicksal and his Ark Project might be terrible for the majority of humanity and condemn them to death but as Sakaki points out, it does make sense: Aragami can never be permanently destroyed and sooner or later Singularities will naturally occur as the Red Rain in 2 shows so it might be better if one takes the apocalypse of their own terms. However since those condemned would naturally include anyone who even dissent in the slightest to this plan or proves to not be "useful" or "important" enough, the main characters don't agree with this plan.

For the Anime:

  • Broken Base: The fanbase has been split in two groups:
    • The fans are not pleased that Yu was replaced by Lenka in the anime adaptation, the reasons why he's disliked is because he is a generic shonen lead, with generic Anime Hair, hotblooded, and too serious and angsty. Meanwhile, Yu is caring, polite, intelligent, cheerful without being annoying and a total badass, as shown in light novel/manga adaptations.
    • While the other fans disliked Yu because in the actual game, he is a generic lead and lacks both backstory and personality. This applies especially to people who never read the manga/light novels. Meanwhile, Lenka have some unique/special traits and has a backstory.
  • Narm:
    • The constant Overcrank shots used in the anime are mean to be badass, but they just end up looking awkward and unintentionally funny to witness.
    • The many gasp shots from Lenka when he is supposed to come off surprised at some kind of revelation that's been revealed to him can become extremely comical after awhile.

Alternative Title(s): God Eater Burst