Actually the whole "sausage thing" just about kept me from buying Agarest War at all. The only thing that "saved" it from being ignored entirely was the fact that said scene requires following a "perfect" pathway to unlock. Even without that nonsense though Agarest failed on its own merits. XP
I agree with Dice to an extent, but personally I find the Japanese fanservice gags to be far more tolerable than American fanservice; which is less about gags and simply a question of "How much pure nudity and sex can we add into this game/movie/book?" Pretty much anything with any of that is a "No buy/see" for me. Then again I was born with HSDD so my ability to understand or appreciate things like that is practically nonexistent.
Back on my play through of MML I have to say I forgot exactly how much side-quest stuff there was to do. About a third of my gameplay's length has been subquests or side-ruin exploration. On that note: I really, really hate the Mega-Grenades. ~.~; Required only to blow up a few walls for some secret loot but the energy for that weapon is so bad you're going to have to run out of the entire dungeon at least once to get everything. (Unless you have 50K you want to throw down on energy upgrading).
Also speaking of "Upgrading"; who else let the Feldinaut wreck the town so you could rebuild everything again? XD
...or on "evil" playthroughs shot down the new airship? >.> *raises hand* XD