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YMMV: Rogue Galaxy
  • Cliché Storm: There isn't a single original thing in this game aside from the absurdity of the characters..
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Gale, a minor villain from a single chapter, gets tons of fan love. It helps that A) he's voiced by Crispin Freeman and B) he gets an Alas, Poor Villain moment.
  • Game Breaker: Powerful weapons can be obtained relatively early thanks to item crafting if you know the right weapon combos; spamming combination attacks also makes the game easier.
  • Glurge: Miyoko and Chie do this to some players, to the point of Narm for others, but they are looking across an entire galaxy for husband and father who happens to be Simon.
  • Growing the Beard / Jumping the Shark: Chapter 6 is dark and intriguing, and then the game's tension builds through Chapter 7...while Chapter 8 and 9 are essentially Fetch Quests for a few Plot Coupons and/or MacGuffins.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Jupis! Shut up!
  • Narm: Nearly every character or dungeon, no matter how minor or irrelevant to the overall plot, has a needlessly "tragic" backstory. In many cases, this backstory is the only actual character trait they ever receive.
  • Sidetracked by the Gold Saucer: When the player arrives at the Insector stadium in Zerard, Zegram will actually mention to Jaster that some people get a bit too addicted to pitting their Mons against each other in tournament battles.
  • Tear Jerker: "This time... don't let her go." As well as the end of chapter 6, and a couple other places if you're really soft.
    • "Are you laughing, Deego? I wasn't able to get... anything back... after all..."
    • Probably the entire section of collecting character-specific MacGuffins.
  • That One Boss: Deego's one-on-one fight against Gale, which is itself the second phase of a Sequential Boss Battle.
  • The Scrappy: MIO for being an anoying Valley Girl and Jupis for being an arrogant Karma Houdini.
  • That One Level: Gladius Towers, a pair of huge eight-floored towers with confusing overlapping layout, lots of dead ends and switching to the other tower every few floors. Then you'll go back and goes through the other tower from the beginning. It'll take some time.
  • The Untwist: Just about every character can be described as having some dark secret that is easily guessed the first time it's hinted at.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • Whatever happened to the conflict between Longardia and Draxil after Chapter 5?
    • They build up Seed to be this awesome and eventually tragic villain, but then he just gets beaten and thrown aside. We end up with a last minute "Mother" of Rune and a Valkog/Battleship chimera for a final boss. If only they'd kept him around as a Final Boss...

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