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[[caption-width-right:330:''[[CatchPhrase "Leave it to me!"]]'']]

The first "true" game in the ''Videogame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' series for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} (the others were UsefulNotes/WiiWare or a copy of the UsefulNotes/{{DS}} version), this game was announced very early on, but actual development did not begin until the developers actually had a gameplay concept in mind.

The game was an attempt to make a sandbox game, although some found it just a bunch of stuff to do instead of a true sandbox game.

Reviews were mixed, some complaining about the game in general, and others just that this was a game better in potential than in execution. Also, since this is a Wii game, the graphics were largely dismissed as nothing special, despite the relative lack of such games on the Wii.

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!!This game provides examples of:

* ActionRPG
* AfterTheEnd: It's more like after after the end.
* TheAlcatraz: The Aerial Prison. True to its name, the entire fortress is floating above the desert at a lethal distance. And even if you manage to escape your cell, make it outside and make the jump without dying, all you've managed to do is land yourself in the Prison Sands, ''another'' desert prison situated directly beneath.
* AliensStealCattle: Used with sheep.
** BrickJoke / FridgeBrilliance: ''Much'' later in the game, in the [[spoiler:Yuke Sky City, which can only be reached by ''traveling through dimensions'']], a handful of sheep are present, and the locals comment on them.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Both played straight and averted.
** From the moment [[spoiler:Keiss starts seeking a promotion]] any GenreSavvy player is expecting him to betray you, but he's your buddy all the way.
** [[spoiler:Jegran]], however, plays this straight, letting his ambition consume him.
* AsteroidsMonster: [[BlobMonster Flans]].
* {{Badass}}:
** Layle's first scene involves him being bored on a mission to protect an airship, which naturally causes a massive attack of monsters not a minute later. His response? Jump off the escort craft toting a massive gun to take out them all himself midair, not hesitating a moment even when the gun is knocked out of his hands, and simply grabs and fires it with his powers while still plummeting to the airship.
** Blaze, who claims to have taught Layle everything he knows about using his bearer powers, had ridiculous villain potential despite showing up halfway through the story. He's a [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinetic]] loon with [[GoodScarsEvilScars extensive scarring]] around both eyes and a voice that oozes AxCrazy.
* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler:Althea is a Crystal Bearer with defensive abilities, this saves her from Jegran, and later protects the [[CosmicKeystone Lilties' tribal crystal]] from the Yukes' ancient curse.]]
* BeachEpisode: Complete with a minigame that consists of bikini-clad Selkie girls playing AssKicksYou with each other.
* BodyToJewel / TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Jegran's power.]]
* BottomlessPitRescueService: Part of Layle's power. Fall into a hole (and it'll happen a lot), and he'll automatically fire a beam off to snatch hold of the nearest ledge.
* CameraCentering
* ChekhovsGunman: That guy Layle and Belle steal a cart from early in the game? He's Blaze.
* ContinuityNod:
** Leo and Chime from ''MyLifeAsAKing'' appear as [=NPCs=].
** Two of the moogles from the first game, Stiltzkin (who gave the tutorial) and Archimedon (from the Striped Brigands) make appearances.
** Also, one of the library sculptures is a crystal chalice, and several of their paintings are locations (or the map) from the first Crystal Chronicles game.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesRingOfFates Red crystals]] always seem to be a good indicator of TheDarkSide.
* ControllableHelplessness: At one point, you're on a catwalk overlooking a large holding cell full of Selkies. The BigBad is also in the cell, attacking them. You have a limited amount of ammo to throw at the BigBad before you're forced to watch helplessly as the situation resolves itself without further input from you. However, this trope can be subverted if you find the right object.
* CosmeticAward: Medals, which you get for everything from advancing the plot to playing minigames to finding items, but don't actually ''do'' anything. Some of them range through gold, silver and bronze, "rewarding" you for completing the objective multiple times or with high scores.
* CosmicKeystone: The four tribal crystals, which acts as the source of life for each of the four races. The ancient war ended with the Lilties and Yukes each trying to destroy the others' crystal, the Lilties succeeded, and the Yukes were doomed to a state of non-existance.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Layle. Some things are justifiable, such as when he picks up more than one item at a time with telekinesis. The only reason you can't do that is limitations of the technology, even taking into account that two players can manipulate one item on the screen each. But the [[BarrierWarrior barriers]]? Why are those only used in cutscenes? The C button is just sitting there unused; make it the shield button!
* DancesAndBalls: A rhythm game to see the princess.
* DifferentlyPoweredIndividual: The Crystal Bearers.
* TheEmpire: The Lilty Kingdom. One could argue that they've become progressively less evil since conquering the world centuries ago.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: The Lilty have a royal family, and the king has taken ill (at least that's the cover story), so the princess has to lead the kingdom.
* EvilIsHammy: Blaze.
* {{Fanservice}}: Loads of it, especially that the Selkies are mostly dressed for the beach. Also of note is Keiss in a uniform. Or just [[MrFanservice Keiss in general]].
** Don't forget the PantyShot of Belle early on right before she and Layle go into the cave. Okay, technically it's more like lace underwear than panties.
** The entirety of the BeachEpisode. From Belle changing into a tiny bikini, to her getting into a turf war with other (well-endowed) ladies, to her getting into a game of [[AssKicksYou ass-based]] chicken, to Layle having to retreave something she has [[VictoriasSecretCompartment tucked away]] and being mistaken for a pervert, the entire segment is full of it.
* FantasticRacism - A deep prejudice against Crystal Bearers, people born with he ability to use magic in a time where magic is all but dead outside of {{Magitek}}. Bearers are deeply mistrusted, their abilities feared, using their powers inside the Lilty capitol city is a crime, etc. Layle himself goes from "valuable mercenary" to "hunted criminal" because of ''one'' act of magic in the city. Oh, and no Selkie has ever been a Bearer. Take what you will from that.
* FantasticSlur: "Onions" for Lilties.
* FreeRotatingCamera
* FrickinLaserBeams: Scarecrows that protect crops with EyeBeams and ''cows'' that fire jets of laser ''milk'' from their udders when disturbed. The latter can be used as an attack by the player, at least until the cow runs dry.
* GravityMaster: Layle.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: One of the ways Layle can damage enemies.
* HatedHometown: Keiss, upon visiting his home, reluctantly says "home sweet home... I guess." He's not on good terms with the local leader.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Amidatelion]] and [[spoiler: Vaigali]].
* HumanResources: [[spoiler:Jegran is able to turn people into crystals which can be used to power MagiTek.]]
* INeedNoLadders: Layle will walk up to ladders, poles, and other climbable things, and then use his gravity powers to vault himself straight to the top (or bottom). Makes one wonder why he even bothers.
* InformedAbility: Apparently, [[OverlyLongGag Selkies can handle it solo]].
* JokerImmunity: ''Almost'' subverted; Layle uses his gravity powers to try and ''crush the BigBad into the ground,'' but is interrupted by the princess' insistence (at gunpoint, ironically) that he must answer for his crimes instead.
* LadyInRed: Belle.
* LiterallyShatteredLives: The process of "crystalization" is about as fun as is sounds.
* MagiTek: In the form of SteamPunk powered by "crystal reactors".
* MrFanservice: Layle and Keiss, in keeping with the Squeenix tradition of {{Bishonen}}
* MythologyGag: Several, mostly involving music.
** At the start of the Unity Ball scene, the random guest whose outfit Layle steals is first seen walking through the hall, humming [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiHK06a-zWQ a very familiar tune]].
** All of the dances at the Unity Ball are remixes of songs from the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles original game]].
*** The BGM for Moschet Manor, the level where you slaughter a monstrous dinner party (first the guests, then the [[MascotMook Tonberry]] chefs, then the [[BossBattle hosts]]), becomes a formal ballroom dance.
*** The game's ending theme (Starry Moonlit Night in English, Hoshizukiyo in Japanese), which was originally a sad and thoughtful tune with lyrics about missing home during a long journey, becomes a [[MoodWhiplash peppy, upbeat]] Riverdance-style jig.
*** The music of Veo Lu Sluice is remixed as a tango, but by far the most easily recognized. The soundtrack CD of ''Crystal Bearers'' didn't even ''bother'' giving it a different name.
* ObviouslyEvil: The villains are pretty easily spotted from their introductions.
* OneWingedAngel: In true Final Fantasy fashion, the BigBad has one during the FinalBattle. Except it's really just more of an arm. Layle looks like he has one, on the other hand.
* PimpedOutDress: The Lilty ladies, particularly Althea in the last half. Her dress actually has sparkles sewn into the pattern.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Most of the swimsuits worn by major characters in beach segment are pink.
* ThePlan: The only reason Amidatelion was able to board the Alexis was because Layle used his powers to pull her out of the portal. [[spoiler: Though Layle eventually decides to help her]].
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:Jegran]] uses his Bearer power to [[spoiler:turn people into Crystal, shatter them, and use the shards as power sources for the crystal reactors]]. Before he appeared on the scene, though, the only source for crystal shards were [[spoiler:the remnants of the shattered Yuke Tribe crystal, the slow consumption of which is gradually destroying the Yukes]], so that wasn't all sunshine and roses either.
* PrettyInMink: The Selkies of course, and Layle and Belle have fur trimmed jackets.
* RedRightHand: The ostracized Crystal Bearers are recognizable as such for having a small part of their body crystallized. The BigBad has a ''literal'' RedRightHand that he [[spoiler:hides under a lion-motif gauntlet]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Jegran can't hurt Althea because she is also a crystal bearer, likely from the accident where her mother died.]]
* SceneryPorn: Plenty of detailed scenes, and that's taking into account the graphics are actually held back to shorten the loading times.
* StockingFiller: Belle
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:Layle gets one for the final battle, complete with SkySurfing.]]
* {{Telekinesis}}: [[TheHero Layle's]] main power, which is technically gravity based.
* ThinkingUpPortals: Amidatelion's power, though it's treated like SummonMagic.
* TranquilFury: Layle, while [[spoiler:attempting to kill Jegran after the latter kills Amidatelion and then attempts to kill Keiss as well.]]
* TronLines: Some of the ruins.
* UnwillingSuspension: Althea.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: This is essentially Belle's hiding spot.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: It not only lets you toss old ladies around. They ''encourage'' it by giving you the chance to rob them.
** You can rob ''anyone'' by hurling them, actually, but old women carry the most money on them.
* WreakingHavok: A more limited form than most, but Layle's main form of attack is flinging objects at things with his gravity powers. Or just picking ''them'' up and flinging ''them'' around.
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