Tales of the Tempest/YMMV

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  • 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 is an Inquisitor for the Church of Janna, a racist organization that labels all Leimorneans as heretics and wants them wants them captured for magical experiments that harvest their souls. Not only is she a gleeful participant in this organization, she's a cruel sociopath who kills people for fun then blames it on her prisoners (usually innocent people who happen to be Leimorneans), tortures and brainwashes said prisoners, and sics Caius's brainwashed dad on him for fun and then kills the guy (in front of his son) after she gets bored of their fight. We see her kill the main heroine's parents for no reason as her Establishing Character Moment and it's implied that she has a lot more victims than the ones we see. She also messes with Rubia's perception of her friends via Hannibal Lecture, again, because she thought it was amusing to watch her resulting Heroic BSOD. Everything she does is For the Evulz and she is utterly unrepentant about her crimes. While she may be possessed by a Spot, it is implied that the Spot IS her, and Spots are shown to have a sense of morality (if an unusual one).
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Sincerity is Solemn, played when you fight the Pope.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Lukius. It's that outfit...
  • 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.