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: Sengoku BASARA
Subjectives from the games:
Anticlimax Boss: In SB3, before the expansion, Muneshige is hard to beat even while weakened, but the Xavi tank can be destroyed in secondsnote otherwise, it's pretty much inoffensive if you stay directly in front of it, provided it isn't singing while you do that and Sorin himself dies after one hit.
Ensemble Darkhorse: Which is one way to get promoted from NPC to playable character. Motochika and Motonari were popular NPCs that got promoted into playable characters in the second game. From the second game to the expansion pack, Kojuro, Nagamasa and Oichi. But mainly Kojuro (the one who spawns the most fanart between those three). And there was much boo-ing when he got Demoted To NPC
And special mention to Oichi. Mind you, this is a series dominated with pretty and manly boys, but the Oichi fanbase is very very solid when compared to other female characters, which includes her being the only playable female in the fighting game and returning in 3.
Mitsunari, while actually being a main character in 3, proves to be so popular that he took over Yukimura as the poster boy as of Sengoku Basara 4.
Mitsuhide is fond of Nohime, the only person he shows any kind of sympathy when he kills them, on top of repeatedly calling her "beautiful" and using First Name Basis. She just finds him creepy.
Let's not forget how he complimented Motonari's looks in SB2... only to add that he wanted to cut such a handsome figure into pieces.
Nohime herself has a habit of making suggestive remarks to younger men like Yukimura, Keiji and Musashi.
Disturbingly enough, Oichi has this with her brother in the third game, especially how she strokes his face as they return to hell together.
Yoshitsugu displays an unhealthy interest in Oichi's dark powers, and finds her positively charming. Kanbe points out he has horrible taste in women, to which he agrees.
He sometimes appears to be making advances at Motonari, though this may just be deliberately trying to annoy him.
Motochika with his rival, Motonari. Although in the games they are sworn rivals, the official artbook for the second game sees them leisurely drinking sake together.
Hisahide certainly seems to relish the idea of beating up Kojuro in Heroes. There's also the way he whispers salaciously to Mitsunari when he's got him pinned underfoot in Utage.
Yukimura's and Masamune's feelings toward each other are... complicated, to say the least.
Ho Yay Shipping: Unlike the Dynasty Warriors series which has a good share of both yaoi and straight doujins, SB is practically flooded with yaoi (with Masamune/Yukimura, Kojuro/Masamune, and Motochika/Motonari being the most popular) with the occasional Oichi/Kasuga hentai. Makes sense as Sengoku Basara doesn't have many female characters.
Macekre: The game was called Devil Kings in the U.S, the producer attempting (and failing) to make a Darker and Edgier version.
That One Sidequest: From the third game, defeating and collecting all the fugitives. You have to equip a special bodyguard in order to find them, they have a habit of popping up out of nowhere and disappearing just as quickly, and hit surprisingly hard with a strong defence.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Shortly before SB3 came out, many fans were baying for Kobayashi's blood for overloading the game with NPCs. Some still are.
Things improved with Sengoku Basara 3: Utage where many characters (including Kojuro, Tenkai and Matsunaga of all people) returned as playable characters.