I am surprised to see people hating Tri-Ace my impression was that people really like the Valkyrie Profile (they have metacritic scores of 81 and 84) games and Star Ocean 2 and 3 (80 metacritic).
They've made good games. It is not that they are Compile Heart or something (although CH reedemed themselves to some extent lately with Fiery Fencer)
Seriously, I'm a little disappointed at some of hate in here. Tri-Ace didn't tell the greatest stories or anything, but gameplay-wise, the Valkyrie Profile and Star Ocean games were a blast to play.
And yeah, Tri-Ace being lumped in with Compile Heart is a little much (no offense to any CH fans, I like some of their stuff)