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.
YMMV: Radiata Stories
Character Tiers: With so many characters to collect, they can't all be useful.
Complete Monster: Cross Ward is a deplorable man, and in the first scene the players meet him he is instantly recognizable as a racist Jerkass. But Cross's depravity really comes to light when he leads his knight brigade to slaughter the dwarves of Earth Valley over a perceived insult (which was really more of a very caustically delivered piece of advice) from the dwarf leader. He continues acting horrible in each of the game's story branches; in the one where Jack stays with humanity and becomes a hero, Cross becomes a bitter glory hound doing everything he can to establish himself as a great knight, using the war as an excuse to build his own reputation. In the path where Jack abandons humanity and sides with the nonhumans, Cross becomes humanity's trump card instead of Jack. He uses his new influence to commit as many atrocities against the nonhumans as his position will allow, and also kidnaps Jack's sister and tortures her.
Critical Research Failure: Meta example. The reviewing show X-Play bashed the game and called it a Zelda rip off. This, even though the game has nothing in common with The Legend of Zelda and considerable darker.
Fridge Logic: The description for the wooden breastplate details its origins, said to be made from the timber of "a magic tree that can be seen from afar, but disappears like a mirage," arguably when one comes close to it. So how exactly is the wood harvested?
Game Breaker: Elwen, whose high strength (highest among all humans) is boosted further in the daytime due to her skill.
So Okay, It's Average: General reception for the US was that the game was good all around, but it wasn't really impressive which is likely why it became so unheard of.
That One Boss: The very first boss fight in the nonhuman path is this. The two-on-one duel at Fort Helencia wouldn't be so difficult if not for Natalie's "First Class Flurry," which can cause an instant kill.