* AssPull: Meracle ''just happens'' to have the {{Unobtanium}} necessary for the crew to escape the alternate Earth with no mention or foreshadowing right up until the very moment.
* BrokenBase: Is this game a step up from Star Ocean 3 in terms of gameplay and story with no pointless and convoluted plot twist? Or is it a complete disaster with horrendous and unlikeable characters and worse voice acting than the [=PS1=] games?
%%* CoolButStupid: Captain Edge Maverick!
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Arumat is quite well-liked despite his [[EleventhHourRanger minimal screen time]].
* FanonDiscontinuity: There are some fans who prefer to consider that this game never existed.
* FauxSymbolism: The Grigori have an angel motif going on: They're all named after fallen angels from the book of Enoch (who were also called the Grigori), the energy they emit as they transform takes the shape of an angel, and the transformed Grigori all have wings, or a wing of some kind. The angel motif culminates with the final boss Satanail, the Grigori with the most angelic appearance.
* FollowTheLeader: The primary antagonists are alien [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations]] that are named after angels and whose goal is to wipe out all life. The backstory involves an apocalyptic event that severely altered the planet and put the future of the human race in jeopardy, with the powers of the world uniting and taking special measures to ensure humanity's survival. Finally, some of the main characters are "special" youngsters that are specifically chosen to perform a task upon with the fate of humanity rests. [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion At least they're not in giant robots.]]
* GameBreaker: Meracle. Her X Claw is extremely powerful, she has the best Blindside in the game, and she can stunlock like nobody's business.
* MemeticMutation: Lymle's infamous VerbalTic "Kai".
* {{Narm}}: The scene [[spoiler:after the alternate Earth is destroyed, in part, due to Edge's actions]]. The scene is supposed to be extremely sad and depressing, triggering [[spoiler:Edge's HeroicBSOD]], but due to the cheesy voice acting and him generally being a LargeHam, it comes off as unintentionally hilarious.
---> '''Edge''': [[spoiler:*slams both hands on the control panel* Oh yeah? You know how it could've been prevented!? If I hadn't started it in the first place! ''DON'T TRY TO CONSOLE ME, DAMNIT!!'' Who cares if it wasn't our Earth? It doesn't even matter... It's gone, either way... Don't you get it? It's ''all'' gone ''forever''. [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds My bad judgement put those people]] [[AccidentalPun over the edge]]! [[ChewingTheScenery The Earth was annihilated! Every last speck! Everything!!]] '''[[ChewingTheScenery EVERYTHING!!]]''' People! Children! Animals! Towns and houses and everything! [[MadnessMantra Everything! Everything! Everything! Everything! EVERYTHING!!]] [[SkywardScream AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!]]]]
** His name alone is this. ''Edge Maverick''.
* PlayTheGameSkipTheStory: General consensus is that while the story and characters are rather lackluster, the gameplay itself is solid.
* TheScrappy:
** You won't find many fans of Sarah and Lymle because some fans are turned away by their voice acting and how Sarah is TooDumbToLive.
** You'd be hard pressed to find many fans of this games version of Welch, with many seeing her as incredibly obnoxious and annoying. This is backed by her bad voice acting and being generally useless to the plot.
** Edge also gets a lot of hate during his... [[LargeHam tantrum]].
* ScrappyMechanic: The bonus board gets some dislike because it gets wiped every time you end a particular playthrough and load a savefile. Sure, this is specifically designed to prevent SaveScumming, but surely there could have been at least a little leeway that could have been programmed in? (I.E. allowing you the choice to keep it if it's been an hour or more since your last save, or something like that?)
* ThatOneLevel: The Cardianon Mothership. Sure, you get Bachus, but the area is hard to look at, the camera hates you and once you get to the force field area, it becomes a LARGER pain in the ass to navigate through. Add to that several large enemies that can stun lock you, break your bonus board and a general lack of breathing room, it becomes a major slog very quickly.
* UncannyValley: The anime-like faces don't emote well. It's made even more uncomfortable by the fact it makes them all look so young. Lymle takes this to a whole new level, due to her CreepyMonotone.
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