Set in the Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles universe, in a time when the Lilty Tribe is dominant and the Yuke Tribe doesn't exist anymore, the game tells the Story of Layle, one of the few Crystal Bearers. As opposed to normal people, Crystal Bearers can use magic. This causes them to be considered dangerous. The game begins with Layle and his friend Keiss on a mission as Mercenaries hired by the Lilty Kingdom.
The gameplay makes full use of the Crystal Bearer's abilities using the Wiimote. The player can grab objects, people and enemies using Layle's telekinetic ability, and hurl them around. This is used in battle to damage enemies by throwing them at each others, holding them to use the enemies' abilities or throw stuff at them.
Objects such as newspapers and various notes can also be collected using telekinesis. The game features many mini-games and a medal collection, which shows achievements from battles, mini-games, and general exploration.
Two-players Co-op is available in certain mini-games.