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YMMV: Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
  • Broken Base: Till the End of Time's plot twist has split the fanbase to this very day.
  • Contrived Coincidence: The one planet you crash land on just so happens to have the keystone to the entire galaxy on it, AND the only access point to the Eternal Sphere's equivalent of a debug room.
  • Crazy Awesome: No matter how much you hate him in gameplay, there's no denying that Adray Lasbard is this.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "The Divine Spirit of Language". Doubles as Autobots, Rock Out!. Also "Highbrow", an impressive, 10-minutes long piece of art. It is to be expected when Motoi Sakuraba is doing the composing.
    • Hell, even the normal battle theme is made of win! It's refreshing that despite all the boring RPG battle themes out there, this one can get you pumped up for each and every battle.
    • "Mission to the Deep Space" is the song that plays in almost all of the bonus dungeons.
  • Die for Our Ship: Sophia receives this treatment most of the time from fans that wish to pair Fayt with someone else.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Many fanfiction revolving around Albel tend to downplay his negative personality traits.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Albel is by far the most popular character in the game. When having to choose between who will be your 7th party member, many people will choose him.
    • Clair is also pretty popular considering that she never joins the party.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Launcher of a Thousand Ships Albel Nox has three big ones: AlbelxFayt (speaks for itself), AlbelxNel (pairing the two Elicoorians, who for bonus points were bitter enemies throughout most of disc 1), or AlbelxMaria, who's more or less the only party member who doesn't inherently dislike or openly disparage him. From a meta standpoint, Maria starts off with bizarrely high affection points for him while Albel has a high initial affection score for Nel that she very much does not reciprocate.
    • On a (mostly) non-romantic note, the FaytxCliff ending is usually seen as the most satisfying since it actually goes into what the post-game world would actually be like following everything that happened.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • The fact that the names are so awesome McCool can be chalked up to the fact that it's an RPG. Think about some of the names you give your RPG characters.
    • The infamous plot twist also neatly explains the frequency of human aliens in the setting. The designers of the Eternal Sphere would want their players to be able to relate to and connect with their characters. For most players, that means a character that looks mostly human.
  • Game Breaker: It's an art for so many players to find the fastest and most efficient ways to remove any challenge from the games. In Till the End of Time, for example, doing so will almost certainly involve either Orichalcum or the Boots of Prowess, depending on where you are in the game.
    • These features, though, are almost required on the higher difficulties (especially 4D).
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Lots of people give Fayt grief for his insistence on the obeying the UP3; it's a running gag. When you play The Last Hope, which explains the reason why the UP3 was established, all that joking is no longer funny and Fayt comes off as the most reasonable of the bunch.
  • Ho Yay: Albel and Fayt, especially if you get their ending together.
  • It Was His Sled: Go ahead and try to find someone who doesn't know the infamous plot twist.
  • Les Yay: Nel and Clair. At one point, they share a hug that especially plays this up in the manga adaptation.
  • Moe: Sophia and Peppita.
  • Never Live It Down: Many fans still have trouble getting over the infamous plot twist.
  • The Scrappy: Both of Nel's subordinates: Tynave and Farleen. Their English voices make it worse. Tynave's voice is perfectly fine, but listening to Farleen would have you swear that the air of Elicoor II was full of helium.
    • Adray is considered by many to be an unnecessary addition to the Director's Cut/overseas versions. This is due to him being (barely) shoehorned into the plot and is forced into your party, which prevents you from recruiting all of the characters that you want. His subpar and overall awkward combat performance also earns him a lot of hate. The fact that he joins you instead of the actually important fan favorite Clair only makes things worse.
  • Shocking Swerve: If you've played it, or even read a few spoilers, you'll know.
  • That One Level: The Shrine of Kaddan, both times!
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Many fans of the series, especially of The Second Story, hate Till the End of Time for the changes it made to the item creation system and other aspects, besides the infamous plot twist. To be fair, most of the hate is not due to the fact that it was changed, but due to the new systems being unwieldy, overly dependent on randomness, insanely expensive, and very frustrating.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The infamous plot twist was wasted; it might have fared much better if it was used for something else. Such as having an ally turn out to be a player character mole or examining the impact common MMORPG behavior would actually have on its universe.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: More than one person has been confused by Albel's gender. Must be that sarong, his nice legs, and the Panty Shot.

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