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.
Ending Fatigue: "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'". The song repeats the same "Na na na" chorus over. And over. And over. Good God, end it already.
Epic Riff: the keyboard riffs for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Separate Ways".
Face of the Band: Steve Perry who was hired because the record company felt that Greg Rolie wasn't distinctive enough and the band needed a clear front-man. Even after Perry left the band, he is still the member who is most associated with the band. To some extent, Journey's new lead singer Arnel Pineda has become this, as well, especially for Journey's non-US fans.
Fan Dumb: Steve Perry's fans. DearGOD,Steve Perry's fans. Still don't believe it? Check YouTube for comments on any Journey vid featuring Arnel Pineda, who's Filipino, to see abhorrent racist comments from Perry's fans.
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The band is currently far more popular in Europe than in the US, to the point that their 2011 tour only has 3 US dates, with all the rest being in Europe.
This is a relatively new development. In the eighties, Journey toured almost exclusively in USA and Japan. The European AOR fans preferred Toto (still do, really).
"I'm at a loss to explain that video. I will never live down those air keyboards. No matter what else I've done in my career, sooner or later people find a way to ask me about the 'Separate Ways' video."
(from I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution)
Best Level Ever: The Apotheosis stage and the level with the sandsurfing are the most likely to be brought up in conversation on forums, for nothing but the sheer levels of Scenery Porn and HSQ they contain.
Breather Level: The Temple is a perfectly safe location wedged in-between two patrolled by the War Machines. Not to mention that it is literally overflowing with energy.
Catharsis Factor: The makers of the game specifically said that they set themselves the challenge of crafting a game that was capable of generating catharsis.
Crowning Music of Awesome: Yes it's good enough to stand on the same page as the band Journey. It plays on a recurring motif that can be heard in its simplest form in "Nascence", the first song, and at its most awe-inspiring in "Apotheosis", the very last song.
While all the music you hear throughout is amazing, the ending credits song "I Was Born For This" just tops them all. You can listen to it here.
Goddamned Bats: The flying war machines. They can knock you miles away when you're trying to go somewhere else.
Hype Backlash: Its winning of several major game of the year awards has not been met with blanket enthusiasm. Many commenters are accusing the writers of pandering to gaming hipsters and bringing up the It's Short, so It Sucks arguments.
Nightmare Fuel: For a game that up until that point is nothing but pleasant, the war machines making their first appearance by bursting out of the sand completely without any warning is responsible for quite a few pairs of soiled pants. And the subsequent stealth-sections are almost worse. It's even worse because their eyes look like the little symbols that make your scarf longer from a distance, and if you run towards them and don't realize what they are until it's too late there's no time for you to get away.
Stop Helping Me!: An interesting example, in that it's not only perpetrated by other players but is almost certainly done without malice: the second chapter features a bridge which, if crossed without repairing it completely, will reward a trophy. Unfortunately some nice person will often see you 'struggling' and take pity on you by fixing the bridge section you obviously didn't see, undermining the whole endeavour.
Of course, you can go offline and get the achievement by yourself if other players continue to rebuild the bridge.
Some more experienced players, upon observing they've been paired with a less experienced player, can be a little forceful, not giving the new player a chance to be the one to "sing" to release flags, flying carpets and reveal glyphs, rushing straight to the "solutions" to the puzzles and the locations of items rather than taking the back seat and allowing the newer player to work at their own pace.