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Video Game: Sudeki
Sudeki is a Role-Playing Game by the Climax Group, made for the Xbox in 2004 and ported to the PC in 2005. Oddly, despite being made by Western game designers, is basically an Animesque Eastern RPG 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.

The game was released on Steam, hopefully without the below-mentioned DRM.

This game provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Arlo is very emotionally abusive to Tal, outside of his duties as his son's commanding officer (and is apparently an alcoholic as well).
  • Animesque: Very. It's basically a Western game drawn in Japanese RPG style.
  • Badass
  • Cat Girl: Buki.
  • Chaste Hero: Tal, especially in response to Ailish, who he gets very nervous around 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.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: General Arlo, who also happens to be Tal's father.
  • DRM: The PC version has Starforce, which made installing it difficult even on computers it was officially designed for, and due to how ancient the version of Starforce was included, it would make running the game on 64-bit operating systems nigh impossible (though 32-bit systems also have their own problems). However, it was discovered that with the DRM removed, the game installs and runs rather well.
  • Fartillery: An early boss uses his farts as a weapon, which not only do damage but also poison you.
  • First-Person Shooter: When playing as Ailish or Elco in combat mode.
  • Gibbering Genius: Elco, lampshaded by Ailish.
  • Good Morning, Crono: This crossed with Sleepyhead is how the game starts.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: The mistranslated title was going to be "Suteki", which means "excellent", according to the official developers.
  • Jerk Ass: Arlo, in spades.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Subverted. Ranged characters like Ailish and Elco can be nigh on Game Breaker useful since they can use First-Person Shooter tactics to circle strafe enemies to death, thus allowing them to One-Man Army 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.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Tal and Buki killing often means that enemy explodes into gore. Any kill by special attack.
  • Momma's Boy: Tal.
  • Our Angels Are Different: A few show up as messengers from above to announce each hero is The Chosen One since they are the ancestors of the ancient heroes mentioned in the backstory, and they also hand out each character's Take a Level in Badass power.
  • Red-Headed Hero: Tal.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Ailish is not content to sit on her ass all day and stay out of trouble. At all.
  • Stripperiffic: The playable female cast.
  • The High Queen: Ailish's mother.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: 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 independent of his actions.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: How Ailish and Tal get along when they first meet.

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