YMMV / Tales of Hearts

  • Anvilicious: Kor tends to be the one giving the rousing speeches that spell out exactly what theme the game is trying to convey at that moment, which usually boils down to, "Friendship is awesome!".
  • Broken Base: Almost everything about the western release. The state of the PS Vita market meant that the only feasible way to release the game in the west was to do it on a reduced budget, hence the lack of dub. Yet many other decisions around the localisation have also raised eyebrows, from the quality of the translation, to the character names (which sound particularly odd given the unchanged vocal track), to the choice of release date (which will have the game competing against a number of much more high-profile releases). Generally, fans have fallen into three categories: Those who are overall happy with the release (some of whom actually prefer the sub-only approach), those who have issues with one or more aspect of the release but still think it's better than nothing, and those who feel like They Just Didn't Care.
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome: Pretty much everyone who plays R uses Chalcedony as their player character.
  • Complete Monster: Geocron Striegov is one very nasty individual. He is at first introduced as just your typical Special Ops general under Silver. Shortly into his first appearance, he then shows glee towards torturing people, taking extreme glee at whipping Kohaku. Then, when Creed resurfaced, he suddenly goes turncoat and then join forces with Creed, uncaring for his destructive ambition for some reason. Didn't seem so bad... until the next encounter, where he reveals that he is obsessed in collecting the Spiria Cores of living beings and takes great pleasure in seeing the suffering of those who lost their cores, one of them being Silver's daughter Lapis, and the reason why he became an Anti-Villain in the first place. This revelation not only got Ines rightfully pissed at Striegov, Gall ended up calling him worse than a scum. In the end, he willfully Xerom-ized for nothing but power, caring nothing but his own collection and desires. This act was enough for Lithia to say that someone who willingly Xerom-ized himself is just heartless.
  • Foe Yay: Chlorseraph seems to be quite fixated on Kunzite.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Clinoseraph traps Lithia in his artificial Spiria Nexus and makes her watch the day of the Calcification of Quartz over and over.
  • The Scrappy: The Mechanoid Corundum, a loli with an excessively high, shrill voice and an annoying giggle... also, the only enemy Guardian Knight you don't get to own in a boss fight. In fact, she's a cameo summon. Thanks a lot, Tomoko Kaneda.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Some feels this in regards to the altered events in R. It's either for Gall's awkward inclusion, removal of fan-favorite dialogues, or the Flanderization of some characters (mainly Kohaku's).
  • Tier-Induced Scrappy: Subverted. One may see Kunzite rarely getting any use in the late-game because of a majority of villains' and mooks' resistance to darkness-elemental attacks, but Kunzite's extensive combo skills make for great stunlocking in boss battles. Played straight with Ines, who only specializes in water-elemental attacks, and eats through her minuscule TP pool unless properly set up.
  • Uncanny Valley: The CG in the CG Movie edition for the original Nintendo DS, while not terrible, can be off-putting to some people. Compare the CG Movie opening to its Anime Movie counterpart.
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