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:
    • Yurick. Youngest member of the group? Check. The fire wielder? Check. Needed in party to break the barrier of the final boss? Check. After fighting the replicas during Yurick's sidequest mission and at the end, he gets the Character Development that sets him apart from the typical angsty teen standard and smiles. Double check.
    • Lowell is very popular with the male fanbase, on account of being manly enough to make lilac seem like the manliest colour ever and being a badass playboy with a surprising amount of Hidden Depths. Also? He wields frickin' ice as his main element! Yes, that's right. Lowell is so badass that he makes the stereotypical "healer" element into an awesome offensive force.
    • Syrenne is also pretty popular, as she's a legimate Action Girl, to point of being the Big Guy of the mercenaries (and the best physical character), and like Lowell, possess Hidden Depths. Her being a very attractive, somewhat stripperifficaly dressed (althought in a relatively realistic manner), and having strong implications of Bi the Way, also helps among the male (and sometimes female) fanbase.
  • Game-Breaker: Summon Circles. Activate, get into relatively straightforward fight, receive a redonkulus amount of XP and goodies, repeat. Level Grinding has NEVER been this easy!
  • Goddamned 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, Now 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.
  • 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.
  • Vanilla Protagonist: Both Zael and Calista are largely considered this, which makes the rest of the supporting cast to stand out next to them.
  • Woolseyism: As if it needs to be said a few more times.

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