->''Welcome to Landroll''

An RPG for the Nintendo {{Wii}}. Touted as a "Lifestyle RPG", ''Opoona'' follows the titular character, whose family is traveling to the planet Landroll for a vacation. However they are attacked en-route by an unknown force. Their ship is destroyed, and the family scattered across the planet Landroll. When he awakens, Opoona is informed that his parents are hospitalized, and will require extensive [[GreenRocks matia]] to heal. The currency of the planet, matia also can be used for powerful healing magic. And so Opoona decides to work on Landroll to make enough money to heal his parents.

As a Tizian, the galaxy's strongest warrior species, Opoona is naturally suited to the Landroll Rangers, a group whose duty is to fight against Rogues, strange creatures from the dark side of the planet. Landroll is an unusual planet in that it has no night and day cycle. An impact in the past left half in constant light, and half in perpetual darkness. And it's from this side that the Rogues come. And so, as both a ranger and many secondary jobs, Opoona begins his work on Landroll.

The battle system is turn-based in design, but plays out in real time. Each attack decreasing the user's energy, which has a maximum of 100, and they must then wait until it refills to attack again. The energy bon bon is thrown using the control stick, allowing the curve and force of the throw to be aimed. The longer it's held, the stronger and faster the throw, but also the longer it takes to refill the users energy. Each fight has a time limit of about 2 minutes, with longer limits for bosses, after which time the battle will end. This is said to be due to the unusual energy system which the Tizians use in battle.

One of the games most striking features is how much attention has been payed to the setting. Each of the many domes which make up Landroll's civilization are vast and unique, with a distinct niche in the Landroll economy. The game also contains dozens of hidden pieces of artwork, including paintings and sculptures, in a range of styles. The game includes details on the history of each piece and its creator, many by the same artists, as well as the various movements which led to their creation. As well as many shows which can be watched via the Net TV. They include a wide-range of programs which vary by region. The game truly lives up to its description, creating a rich and immersive society to discover. Basically, lots and lots of NarrativeFiligree.
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!!This game provides examples of:
* AllYourPowersCombined: [[spoiler: In the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon your chosen Partizens use the Cocoons to open the way to the bosses, as well as sending part of their energy to the heroes. The stat increases are based on their personal skills, depending on who you picked.]]
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Early on, Opoona learns that Poleena is also training as a ranger, and is already one star ahead of him. [[spoiler: They lied.]]
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: [[spoiler: After Sanctuary, you take control of Poleena for a while.]]
* AnimeHair: Some of the Landrollians have really ridiculous hairstyles, like fountain-shaped ponytails and giant, six-inch hair spikes.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Captain Goldy]] serves the villains willingly, [[spoiler: but intends to redeem them himself. When he finds this is impossible, he humbly requests Opoona defeat them.]]
* ApocalypseHow: Landfall was hit with a Class 0 over half the planet in the past, with TheCorruption soon following.
* ArtifactOfDoom: [[spoiler: The Dark Bon Bon.]]
* AutoRevive: The Airbag Capsule.
* BadassAdorable: This is basically the Tizians' hat. To give you an idea, fighting injustice and evil is at the top of their planetary constitution.
* BerserkerRage: The Battle Monger Coat, which is your reward for one CollectionSidequest. Does lots of damage, but the character runs on auto.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Lady Babushca and Master Aizel.]] They are however [[spoiler: only pawns of the Dark Emperor.]]
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: The Dark Emperor.]]
* BizarreAlienBiology: Tizians are born with their bonbons, some in place of legs! The latter actually signifies particular [[TheForce holy power]]. The games time limit also signifies how long they can make use of their combat energies, with a special boost when fighting a WorthyOpponent.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: This game was clearly localized by Koei's B Team (or in-house in Japan), and is not up to their usual standards.
* BossInMookClothing: The Salamander, which appears in the BonusDungeon. In a game where 200 is a generally decent amount of HP for a late-game enemy, and 300 is downright chunky, this baddie (which you can fight about halfway through the game, as a random encounter) has ''1400 HP,'' does obscene amounts of damage, can attack your whole party, and often appears on-screen with bombs (which, if accidentally struck, will knock off most of your HP if not all). As if to prove a point, it's the last monster listed in your Rogue Book.
** The Shredder in the ruins, though it's exceedinly rare--enough so that you probably won't even see it on your first trip through, and your only hint that it's there comes much later in the game (at a point when you can beat it easily).
** The White Monk in the Meditation Tower, which has HP comparable to Salamander without the bombs. As if to prove ''its'' point, it has as one of its [[RandomlyDrops rare drops]] an item which is otherwise only obtained through a lengthy CollectionSidequest.
** The Apocalypse II, which makes itself a nuisance not by having lots of HP, but by having ''ludicrous'' defense, and by having singular attacks which do more damage than the ''final boss.'' Again, very rare and occurs in only one room. If you're not prepared, encountering just one can be a death sentence. It's possible to fight two at once. Better get ready to spam Armagebbon!
** You will also rarely encounter enemies in some areas who are ''much'' stronger than others, though it's rare.
* BonusDungeon: The Server Room, though it's not so much a "dungeon" as it is a MultiMookMelee.
* BraggingRightsReward: Getting Ine to be your friend. [[AmbiguousGender (S)He]] will only befriend you if you become a famous ukelele musician; a task that takes more than ''fifty in-game days'' to complete. But there's really nothing special about him/her.
* BrokenBridge: Everything on Landroll is based around licenses, requiring you to raise your ranking to progress through the domes. Though unlike most examples of the trope this isn't coincidence, it's simply how the society works.
* CainAndAbel: Aizel and Shagla. When the time to determine the planet's leader came, the two brothers meditated in the Tower. Aizel was chosen, and Shagla was cast out, touched and consumed by darkness. [[spoiler: Because Aizel put them there, and he's been manipulated by Babuscha, who's manipulated by the Dark Bonbon.]]
* TheCatfish: Legend.
* ChekhovsGunman: During your first day on Landroll[[note]]technically your third, but you spent the first two in a [[ConvenientComa coma]][[/note]], you meet a girl named Chaika and two odd-looking men, who complain about "not being allowed into the dome" due to being outsiders. Chaika ends up being plot-important much later, as pretty much the only other person on Landroll to multitask as much as Opoona does. And the two men [[spoiler: are from a secret outlaw town way out in the wilderness, who end up getting wrapped up in Poleena's portion of the plot.]]
* ConvenientComa: Your first gameplay day is technically "Day 3;" the first two are spent comatose. [[spoiler: And Poleena is in one for however long it takes you to reach Sanctuary + 30 days.]]
* TheCorruption: Dark Energy, [[spoiler: radiated by the Dark Bon Bon.]]
* DarkIsEvil: And how!
* DarkIsNotEvil: Though [[spoiler: the supposed "Dark Sage" Shagla is a HeroWithBadPublicity.]]
* TheDarkSide: Some use Dark Energy this way, however unlike most examples it doesn't take no for an answer. And will quickly become TheCorruption instead.
* DegradedBoss: Two versions. One early boss, Flamehead, pops up in numerous fights later in Intelligent Sea. Also, many monsters appear early on as "supporters" to another boss (like the Moon Witch), then pop up later as regular enemies.
* DomedHometown: The cities are all beneath domes in order to keep the monsters out. They're even usually referred to as just "domes."
* [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself]]
* ElementalPowers: Besides spells that are organized into elements, there are also the elemental spirits. After proving your strength to them, they will begin to show up to help you with their spells during battle.
* PreciousPuppies: The seven puppies which help with the tutorial, as well as a later [[GottaCatchEmAll sidequest]].
* FantasticCasteSystem: Everyone is given a job suiting to them in childhood. However they have quite a bit of say in the decision, and can take on secondary classes if they like. Played more straight with Sages, who are only allowed to hold a single job, as they work as both healers and government officials. Also those who were born outside the domes, or exiled, are not allowed in.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Seems to be popular on Landroll.
* FireIceLightning: The Fire, Ice, and Thunder Coats, which also have upgrades in the Solar Coat, Frozen Coat, and Plasma Coat. There's also elementals known as the Fire Hair, Plasma Hair, and Ice Hair.
* FishingMinigame: A very simple one which uses the battle engine, however instead of a bonbon you use special bait, which also determines your hp.
* FiveRaces:
** '''Stout:''' Tizian, despite their cuteness.
** '''Fairy:''' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fairies]]
** '''Mundane:''' Human, though they're note the focal race here.
** '''High Men:''' Sages can be thought of as this--they're humans (or Tizians, given Copoona), but have lots of holy force within them and are born to healer and leadership roles. A case could also be made for the giants: They've been on Landroll longer than humans have, have a mystical/spiritual energy, and are implied to be very wise.
** '''Cute:''' Nikonikoians. So they're a little snooty... They're just so ''adorable!''
* FloatingContinent: Sanctuary
* FluffyTheTerrible: [[spoiler:The Dark Bon Bon is in no way cute.]]
* TheForce: The Holy Force, source of the Sages powers.
* FortuneTeller: Debia and Creola; you also can become one yourself.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Check up on the people who are using the "Virtual Machines" in Paradiso. Some of the comments you get are extremely... suspect. The large number of people screaming the names of popular celebrities, for one...
* GiantMook: Golems, which ''don't even fit on the screen all the way.'' Even in the Rogue Book, they go outside the boundaries!
** And later in the game, the absolutely ''enormous'' Mega Puchila.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The seven lost puppies. Not to mention all the artwork, optional licenses, secret passwords, Net TV shows, components for the [[InfinityPlusOneSword best bon bon upgrades]]... the game likes this trope.
* GreenRocks: Matia is both currency, and a material used in healing magic.
* GuestStarPartyMember: [[spoiler: Chaika.]] Also somewhat of a CrutchCharacter as [[spoiler:Poleena is your only PC at the time.]]
* GuideDangIt: Due to the lackluster translation, some clues are less then obvious, or outright wrong. Unfortunately walkthroughs are equally hard to come by.
* [[spoiler: GildedCage]]: Paradiso can be this [[spoiler: if Aizel considers you a threat]]. If not, it probably is [[spoiler: a genuinely nice place to live]], but the Virtual Machines [[spoiler: ensure that few people really work up the werewithal to leave]].
* HerdHittingAttack: Armagebbon targets a single enemy, but can smash those around it if they're close. Copoona also has a number of spells that can target a specific "level" of enemy (On the ground/in the air/way high up), and the Plasma Coat shoots electric tentdrils that zap enemies close to those it hits.
* HumanAliens: Possibly. One NPC, Yukiha, calls herself a "Violetian" and implies she's not from Landroll. She also has [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow unusually purple hair and eyes.]] But it's not clear if she's an alien species, or part of a very, very purple ethnic minority.
* IdolSinger: Numerous ones. One of them, Mimi, you can befriend, but there are idols in ''other'' professions, too (including an idol ''advertiser'').
* IllBoy: Ted, as a sufferer of "carbon heart." [[spoiler: He gets better, thanks to you and the Sages.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser:
** Tizians make use of "Energy Bon Bons", spheres which aid in both attack and magic. They even can be used as a CrystalBall!
** Most Rangers use Gunblades.
* KidHero
* KillerRabbit: The Tizians are all adorable creatures resembling Playmobile figures. They're also the toughest warrior race in the universe, and serve as a sort of galactic police force. [[spoiler: There's also a more literal example near the end of the game, though he's under mind control.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Anyone who opposes Aizel for too long ends up with this.]]
* LostForever: Not many, but there are a few. There are a couple art pieces in the Artiela museum that will get replaced if you don't view them soon after you get there, meaning you can't complete your Catalogue d'Arts.
** There's also Masao's Statue. If you befriend the alien Masao, he will give you a statue of himself. Its description tells you that "alien arts are valuable on Landroll," and you can [[VendorTrash sell it for a hefty hunk of change...]] But then you'll miss out on befriending Ine (another member of Masao's species), and you'll miss out on an essential item to [[spoiler: get Masao as one of your Partizans]].
* LittleMissBadass: Poleena, whose solutions to problems tend to be either "manipulate it with her cuteness" or smack it upside the head with a bon bon.
* LoveableRogue: The legendary pirate Tyrant, is said to be the only one to have survived facing the Rogues in their own territory. [[spoiler: At least according to the stories. He actually was the monster which killed the crew and stole their ship.]]
* ManaDrain: Available as a power to both Copoona and Poleena. Opoona misses out, though he has the most expensive skill you'll probably use regularly (Final Armagebbon).
* MagicIsRareHealthIsCheap: Angel Dice and Force Carpets can only be gotten with shop points. Also, very few enemies actually have FP for Copoona and Poleena's ManaDrain skill to steal from. However, you can buy healing items even in the middle of dungeons.
* MetalSlime: The Star Human is a textbook example. It has super-high defense ''and'' evasion, so not only does it take very little damage, you can't even ''hit'' it half the time. It's prone to fleeing. If you ''can'' kill it (no small feat), it drops tons of EXP, cash, and even has a chance of dropping an exclusive item.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Orcalphins.
* MonsterCompendium: Jingle's Rogue Book, which even gets its own sidequest.
* {{Mordor}}: The dark half of the planet.
* MundaneUtility Besides battle, Opoona's energy bon bon can be used as a crystal ball for simple fortune telling. Likewise the hoverboard can be equipped with a nozzle to sweep.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Subverted by Tyrant, who is a legendary pirate that dared to take on the Rogues in their own territory. [[spoiler:Double-Subverted when it's revealed he's a horrible monster.]]
* {{Odango}}: Poleena's bon bons are placed in this position, [[spoiler:especially when in disguise.]]
* OminousLatinChanting: The FinalBoss theme.
* PeopleJars: Quite a few appear in the underwater prison [[spoiler: as well as playing a key role in the Dark Burrows]].
* PlayableEpilogue: The ending sequence [[spoiler: has you flying home to Tizia in your repaired ship, but Roidman suggests you save your game first.]] Loading the save you make there puts you back in Sanctuary, and you're free to do whatever you like from then until eternity. Indeed, there are some things (like maxing out your friendship with your Partizans) that can only be done post-credits.
* ProjectedMan: Serge. For the most part, he looks like an ordinary NPC, but he shorts out a few times during the Intelligent Sea parts of the story.
* RainbowPimpGear: All the stuff you equip to your Bonbon? It shows. So your Bonbon could be a giant sparkling mace encircled by a UFO, leaves, and half-covered by a riveted metal base--awesome stats, ludicrous appearance.
* RandomEffectSpell: The Random Hearts equipment, which adds random effects to your attacks.
* RandomlyDrops: A number of sidequests are based on items which you can get from random drops, and some enemies even drop pretty good equipment on defeat. There are a few exclusive equipments you can get only from enemies, and some of them are surprisingly good (like the Ghost Ring, which has instakill properties, or the Tentacle Coat, which gives you CombatTentacles that do non-elemental damage).
** There are also some enemies which are just plain rare to begin with, but you need to fight them for HundredPercentCompletion, too.
* RareCandy: Numerous ones!
* ReleasedToElsewhere: [[spoiler: Originally the stories about Paradiso were true, however in recent times most four-stars have instead served as HumanResources for the Dark Bon Bon.]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Sand Weasels. Not to mention all the puppies, some rogues, and of course the heroes themselves.
* TheRival: Ted, initially, though he ends up being a subversion: All his bragging is because he's an IllBoy who wants to feel like he's doing something cool.
* SceneryPorn: The game has some very pretty areas, though the bad camera often gets in the way. Of special note are the dozens of detailed pieces of artwork and sculpture, one of which is many stories tall and must be seen with an elevator!
* ShowsDamage: Rogues get progressively more beat-up looking as you wail on them.
* ShowWithinAShow: In fact, your OMP has a built in online TV, which streams different shows depending on what area you're in. They include everything from dramas and sports, and even dance lessons. (Which you have to watch for a sidequest.)
* SilentProtagonist: Opoona is indeed one. [[spoiler: As is Poleena, [[PlayingWithATrope but only during her time as main character.]]]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjIt_8p16WM basic battle music]], which is a very obvious riff on the StandardSnippet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqg3l3r_DRI "Saber Dance".]]
* SmashMook: Golems, and their {{Palette Swap}}s.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Believe it or not, an ''aversion.'' In addition to occassionally throwing an extra-strong enemy at you as a BossInMookClothing, weak enemies will also sometimes pop up in later areas just because. "Wait, what are the Flameheads from all the way back in the second dungeon doing ''here,'' so late to the game?"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Sadly, the translation really did need some proofreading. At least one character is even referred to by two different names in the same conversation!
* TastesLikeFriendship: How you befriend the Orcalphin.
* TechnoWreckage: The destroyed dome outside of Artiela, which serves as the second dungeon.
* TooAwesomeToUse: Popcorn Shower. The only way to get one is by spending 1000 Shop Points (1 point = 100 MT, so it basically costs 100,000 MT), and it's one-use. It does about 800 damage to everything on the field, which is enough to wipe out pretty much everything short of a Salamander. But given its cost and given that most battles don't need that kind of firepower, when will you think to use it?
* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler: Goldy, the commander who trained Opoona, as well as Crescent. Aizel and Babushca would be this to Copoona, though his interaction with them was all off camera.]]
* TricksterMentor: Joey.
* TrueCompanions: Called "Partizans" on Landroll.
* UniqueEnemy: The Killer Screen is the only enemy in the game without a PaletteSwap. Even most bosses have swaps, but the Screen doesn't.
* TheUnseen[=/=]TheUnfought: [[spoiler: The Dark Emperor. Likely a SequelHook.]]
* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted; some of the support skills are actually genuinely useful, since even some random encounters can be quite tough. Particularly notable are the "shield" abilities, which reduce damage for a time (perfect for protecting SquishyWizard Copoona against some of the more damaging attacks), and Milky Rain, which can stun all enemies (perfect for dealing with huge mobs of enemies, especially when bombs are around).
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler:The Dark Burrows.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler: Aizel and Babushca are loved and respected leaders.]]
* WeaselMascot: Though not the game's mascot, the sand weasels are completely adorable.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: Sanctuary.]] Especially if you hadn't talked to a certain pair of optional [=NPCs=].
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler: Aizel.]]
* WorkOffTheDebt: Interestingly, Landroll is based entirely around this principle. Everyone begins with a lifetime total known as your "quota". Once you've worked it off, you're free to live in an all expense payed resort for the rest of your life. The record is apparently three days and eighteen hours.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: We did it, [[spoiler:we finally made four-star]]! Wait, aren't we short a sibling?
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