Michibiku's Jenni Lada writes, "Players have a huge roster of characters to choose from in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel. There are nine possible party members. Even though you always have to have Rean with you, him being the main character and all, that means you still have to decide which of the other eight will fill the three remaining slots on your team. It’s a difficult choice. Some may be tempted to go with characters they think look cool; that’s fine. There are some really cool dudes and chicks in Class VII. An even better idea is to go with the game breakers."