YMMV: Tales of the Tempest

  • Broken Base: Half of the fandom hates this game with a burning passion seeing it as an Obvious Beta to get used to the DS technology; the other half... well, it doesn't love it, but find it at least okay.
  • Complete Monster: Rommy certainly gives the other Tales Hate Sinks a run for their money. Not a moment onscreen is shown without her kicking dogs and reveling in it. She kills people whenever she can get away with it for no other reason but that killing amuses her (case in point, she specifically ditches her partner so she can kill without consequences), manipulates people into turning against their friends, and is generally a racist bitch.
  • Crowning Music Of Awesome: Sincerity is Solemn, played when you fight the Pope.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Lukius. It's that outfit...
  • Misblamed: Some people tend to think Namco developed the messed up game. It was actually Dimps.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Many mechanics are strangely different from other Tales games (absence of world maps, small party, short playing time, etc), and of course that leads to flame. The whole "having to use Tent to see skits" thing was particularly hated.
  • The Woobie: Caius. His reaction to his foster father's death over the course of the game is actually pretty well written - not too whiny, but not too apathetic -, and that just make it seem sadder.