YMMV / The Last Story

  • Awesome Music: The track is composed by Nobuo Uematsu after all.
    • The music that plays when Calista and Zael escape Zael's knighting ceremony as well as when Zael fights General Asthar, part of this track is way epic.
    • The music Heard during the wedding of Zael and Calista. Very heartwarming.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
  • Game Breaker: Summon Circles. Activate, get into relatively straightforward fight, recieve a redonkulus amount of XP and goodies, repeat. Level Grinding has NEVER been this easy!
  • God Damned Bats - Literally, there are damned bats in the haunted mansion area, which if you don't react quick enough, will drain your life to zero in 10 seconds or less. You can't even kill them, which makes it worse.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Zangurak, a clear Expy of Ganondorf, has some very long hair. Come Hyrule Warriors, that game's incarnation of Ganondorf has long, wild hair.
  • It's the Same, so It Sucks: The chief criticism lobbied at the game is that its plot is fairly derivative and doesn't veer too far from standard JRPG conventions.
  • Les Yay: Syrenne and Lisa/Calista in a bathing scene. She also mentions later how she wants a piece of Mirania's silky smooth skin later.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: The game has numerous instances that play up the supposed or expected deaths of cast members, often of the You Shall Not Pass variety, but occasionally as Taking the Bullet. The character in question nearly always survives, with one exception who's brought back to life soon afterward, anyway.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Zael and Calista's relationship. The fact that the Beta Couple of the game is fleshed out waaaay better doesn't help, either.
  • That One Attack: Terracor's curl, the possession attack of the two Shade bosses (which, in addition, can potentially kill any possessed party member so the bosses can recover part of its energy) and Mystic Spider's swallowing attack.
  • Vanilla Protagonist: Both Zael and Calista are largely considered this, which makes the rest of the supporting cast to stand out next to them.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Not so much plot related, but for incomprehensible reasons, Zael doesn't keep the Zanlance, at least not without the risk of the player inducing a Game-Breaking Bug that deletes the main weapon of the character.
  • Woolseyism: As if it needs to be said a few more times.