Like the incredible FMV intro sequence, which goes from corny to amazing to "wow those aren't bad props and costumes for a video game". And a soundtrack that was so good it got its own CD release, a rarity at the time.
Or, for pub trivia fans, the most remarkable thing of all: that it was developed by Polyphony Digital, of Gran Turismo fame.
That makes it a rare thing! Because in nearly twenty years of existence, the studio has released nearly twenty standalone titles, and this is the only one that's not a racing game.
You can see the game's US intro above, while those with an aversion to guitars can check out the Japanese one here.
UPDATE - Mecha fetishist Ollie Barder points us towards an in-depth feature on the game he wrote a few years back, for those who would like to read more on it!