''Sudeki'' is a RolePlayingGame by the Creator/ClimaxGroup, made for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} in 2004 and ported to the PC in 2005. Oddly, despite being made by Western game designers, is basically an {{Animesque}} EasternRPG experience.

The plot is fairly simple. There are two worlds, one of Light, and one of Shadow. During the game, the worlds suffer a calamity and everything goes pear shaped as a result, and you and your party have to fix it.

The game itself was notable for being one of the few Eastern RPG-like games on the Xbox, and even though the Xbox version was released in the United States, the PC port never saw a US release, but due to PC games not being region locked and the fact it has an English dub, it is perfectly importable.

[[http://store.steampowered.com/app/233350/ The game was released on Steam]], hopefully without the below-mentioned DRM.
[[http://www.gog.com/game/sudeki It was also released on GOG.com]], which only releases DRM free games.

!!This game provides examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Arlo is very emotionally abusive to Tal, outside of his duties as his son's commanding officer (and is apparently an alcoholic as well).
* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: Everyone in the game caps at Level 30. However, due to the way the game is set, the two male characters will be somewhere in low 20s and the female characters will be in high 10s before you fight the final boss, [[spoiler:[[DuelBoss not that most of these matter]]]]. It doesn't help that each level after 17th requires 5000XP to level up, for a total of 65k (22 is the midway point to 30). For comparision, the best yielding regular monster gives out 350XP per kill and final boss gives 9999XP.
* ActionGirl: Buki and Ailish.
* {{Animesque}}: Very. It's basically a Western game drawn in Japanese RPG style.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Elco really couldn't believe that supernatural powers were at play, even as he received Tetsu's blessing.
* BadassFingerSnap: Ailish can open chests and smash breakable stuff this way.
* AIIsACrapshoot: The Krenn system in Transentia. Elco pointed out he warned that something like this would happen.
* BonusBoss: In Transentia, Tal can fight a killer robot. You can fight as soon as you get here, but he's no joke. His regular attacks will probably wipe of a good portion of your health bar unless you put up a shield, he has enough HP to tank several Spirit Strikes, and he [[InstantDeathRadius has a ranged attack that takes you down instantly and covers a good portion of the arena.]] Defeating him gives 2000XP, a Huge Gold Bar and a Wolf Totem. In the research center there are similar, but far more manageable enemies.
* CatGirl: Buki and Nico. More of a Tiger Girl than Cat Girl (especially with the tiger stripes on their skin), but the point still stands.
* ChasteHero: Tal, especially in response to Ailish; he gets very nervous when she gets flirty. He also seems to be nervous when women get inside his personal space in general, as best demonstrated at the beginning of the game when Buki gets a little close for comfort.
** Later however, when he has to go to Transentia with Elco (and not knowing Ailish and Buki have preceded them there), he expresses appreciation for some female company, which may be a sign of him mellowing.
* CosmicDeadline: The game appears to have run short of time and money for development at some point, because after [[spoiler:meeting the Shadow Party]], it rushes to the final chapters, to the point Elco gets his second upgrade just before the final battles. Even the ending itself is very rushed.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The [[spoiler:Shadow Realm]] inhabitants, especially the [[spoiler:Shadow Party. The Askilian soldiers you fight are revealed to be renegades in their own realm, driven desperate if not outright mad by the loss of the light]]. One character, however, plays this straight: [[spoiler:Talos, the counterpart of Tal's brother. And the latter was killed by him, as Talos (now host of Heigou) reveals to Tal before the FinalBattle]].
* DegradedBoss: The first boss in the game appears in Aklorian Stronghold as regular enemy.
* DistressedDude/DistressedDamsel: At one point in the game, the heroes practically take turns in these roles. First Tal and Elco fall prey to the chanting of a siren, and it's up to Ailish and Buki to save them. Just after the girls have killed the siren, however, they are captured by [[spoiler:the Shadow Party]] and the guys go to their rescue.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Lord Talos for Queen Lusica, but [[DragonAscendant he kills her after becoming Heigou's host]]]].
* DubNameChange: When the game was released in Japan, some characters' names are changed. In particular:
** Tal becomes Nash
** Ailish becomes Shalish
** Buki becomes Lini
** The angelic figure Tetsu is renamed Odin, while the demonic figure Heigou is renamed Heimdall.
* DrillSergeantNasty: General Arlo, who also happens to be Tal's father.
* EscortMission: Elco must go solo and escort Tilly, his wife, back to her home. While she is not immortal, she has much more HP than Elco and can actually take quite the beating, despite not being able to fight back.
* EvilCounterpart: Subverted, the [[spoiler:Shadow Party members]] are not evil, and they simply seek to restore the light that has gone missing in Shadow Realm. [[spoiler:Talos, Tal's brother counterpart]], on the other hand, plays this straight. [[spoiler:He even killed his counterpart.]]
** EvilCostumeSwitch: Inverted. Comparing Alexine to [[spoiler:Ailish's]] (initial) costume, the "evil" one is more conservative.
* EyepatchOfPower: Worn by General Arlo.
* {{Fartillery}}: An early boss uses his farts as a weapon, which not only do damage but also poison you.
* FirstPersonShooter: When playing as Ailish or Elco in combat mode.
* FusionDance: Done prior to the final battle, with every one of the heroes merging with their [[spoiler:Shadow counterparts]].
* GameBreakingBug: Two in the pulling puzzle in Aklorian Stronghold. Nico's pathing may get buggy and get you stuck as the script never ends. The second one causes Tal to freeze in a cutscene upon finishing the puzzle if there's a block in the first gap.
* GibberingGenius: Elco, lampshaded by Ailish.
* GuestStarPartyMember: ''Three'' of them, in fact. Kazel, Alexine, and Nico, [[spoiler:Tal, Ailish and Buki's Shadow Realm counterpart]] join your party.
** A straighter example is [[spoiler:Lord Talos, aka the eventual Final Boss]], accompanying Elco back from Akloria to Haskilia. He has maxed out stats, but cannot be controlled directly.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: [[spoiler:Queen Lusica]] wanted to summon the demon Heigou to make her immortal, allowing her to rule forever.
* GoodMorningCrono: This crossed with {{Sleepyhead}} is how the game starts.
* GratuitousJapanese: The mistranslated title was going to be "Suteki", which means "excellent", according [[WordOfGod to the official developers.]]
** Buki, in Japanese, simply means "weapon".
* HappilyMarried: Elco and Tilly.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Ailish has a blatantly obvious crush on Tal.
* JerkAss: Arlo, in spades.
* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: Ranged characters like Ailish and Elco can be nigh on GameBreaker useful since they can use FirstPersonShooter tactics to circle strafe enemies to death, thus allowing them to OneManArmy everything on the battlefield while avoiding damage as long as they keep moving. Melee fightrs, while they get to deal far more damage, they have very few means of consistently avoiding getting dogpiled by enemies.
* LudicrousGibs: Tal and Buki killing often means that enemy explodes into gore. ''Any'' kill by special attack.
%% * MadScientist Milly Lupa, stargazer, believer in aliens, and a MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter has a 'family' of cloned children. And a book about making a Child Clone army to take over the world.
* MagicEnhancement: Weapons and armors can be enhanced with runes. Armor upgrades are far more costly and are kept after upgrading; you start with three of them grant you immunity to Weaken and Curse, Poison and Slow; and one reflects back some damage; in the lategame you will find 3 runes that will autocast either defense, damage or regeneration buff on entering battle. Weapon can have either round or square slots; square runes are stronger but are only awarded at certain points of plot. Runes give a flat +5/10 damage increase (for Tal and Buki) or percent damage increase for Elco and Ailish (as such, slow but powerful weapons like Batholith receive the most from them while fast firing weapons like Proton Phaser are better suited for non-damage buffs[[labelnote:Note]]This goes to the point that if you stuff Ailish's or Elco's InfinityPlusOneSword with ManaDrain buffs, they'll be able to recover SP at a fast rate, allowing you spam their Skills.[[/labelnote]]) +5%/10% critical rate increase, 10%/20% HP steal, 1/2% SP steal and 25%/50% buff dispelling on hit.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Elco when discovering that his invention, [[spoiler:the Crystal Tower]], is the one responsible for draining the light from the Shadow Realm.
* MommasBoy: Tal.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:happens to the professor in Transentia soon after the heroes have gone through the newly-activated portal, and to Queen Lusica at the end. Both are killed by Talos.]]
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: A particular one shows up as a messenger from above to announce each hero is TheChosenOne [[spoiler:since they are the descendants of the ancient heroes mentioned in the backstory]], and they also hand out each character's TakeALevelInBadass power.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Ailish is not content to sit on her ass all day and stay out of trouble. ''At all.''
** A dark example would be [[spoiler:her mother, Queen Lusica]].
* SexSells: With advert slogans such as "Prepare for a full-frontal assault", it is really hard to speak in favor for this game without incurring weird stares.
** SexyPackaging: Played straight with the [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/86/Sudeki.jpg US and EU cover]], and interestingly ''averted'' with the [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/8/86/Sudeki.jpg Japanese cover]].
* SexyWalk: Ailish and especially Buki.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The playable female cast. Interestingly, Ailish's more advanced armors progressively covers her up even though she's the StaffChick of the party. Likewise, Alexine, [[spoiler:Ailish's Shadow Realm counterpart]] has a comparatively conservative costume. Buki on the other hand, [[ThongOfShielding is the opposite]].
** Lampshaded by a Robot in Transentia. Only Tal is supposed to fight the Robot in the area. If you try to do this as Ailish the Robot rejects her and advises her to "put some more clothes on". Buki is rejected for being a half-beast, and Elco isn't allowed because of his cybernetics.
* TheHighQueen: Ailish's mother Lusica, the Queen of the realm of Haskilia, [[spoiler:is a subversion]]. Caprine, the Queen of Akloria, [[spoiler:is a straight example]].
* TitleDrop: The world that once contained Haskilia and Akloria were once one and the same, called Sudeki.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Tal, at the very least, would greatly enjoy not having General Arlo (his father) treat him like a screwup every five minutes, especially towards the beginning of the game where the plot screws him over independently of his actions.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: How Ailish and Tal get along when they first meet.