Chibi Robo

Chibi (chee-bee) [Japanese]: Little, small, or tiny. Occasionally substituted as a synonym for "cute."

You have to hand it to the Japanese, they can take absolutely anything and make it positively darling ... even housecleaning robots. Especially housecleaning robots. In the upcoming release Chibi Robo, players are tasked with the hopeless drudgery of maintaining a family residence; chores include eliminating dust bunnies, straightening up the house, and generally maintaining cleanliness. This sounds like a fairly dull outing until the story kicks in and we begin to realize just how pivotal a three inch tall Chibi Robo can be to a family under fire by a huge robotics corporation.