YMMV: J-Stars Victory Vs

  • Americans Hate Tingle: The fans of this game outside of Japan believe that Taro Yamada and Luckyman are "wasted character slots" and that it should have gone to someone else, like Yoh, Kinnikuman or Yami Yugi. Luckyman's reception became much warmer after his gameplay trailer (and the fact that he actually came from a successful Jump manga) whereas Taro still seems universally hated.
  • Broken Base: The support characters. A lot of fans want them as full playable characters, while others are happy they're present at all.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Fighting Stars, the game's theme song.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The cover art was designed so that characters from manga that are currently running in some form would appear at the front. This unfortunately includes Beelzebub, which concluded before the game was officially released.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Famicom Jump series was developed by Chunsoft on the original Famicom to celebrate 20 years of Jump. 25 years and a few unrelated Jump crossovers later, the same company (now merged with Spike of Tenkaichi fame) is developing this game for Jump's 45th anniversary!
  • Les Yay: In the opening, when Lala gets pushed into Chitoge, she grabs onto her rather affectionately. Love Bubbles even start appearing around them! It doesn't help that Lala's tail is wrapping around Chitoge.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: In initial demos of the game, people were generally annoyed by the lengthy invincibility frames characters got after being knocked down. This was mostly fixed by the game's actual release, with the invincibility cut down by more than half, and again with the international release, though it still remains a criticized element.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot
    • While there's a lot of unique dialogue between various characters, some combinations aren't included in the game like Kenshiro and his Expy Jonathan Joestar.
    • The villains' presence in J-Adventure mode is limited to one MacGuffin quest, and they only get a single battle each.