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Posted: 20th February 2009 19:59

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I really love the sunken shrine in this game, the music is one of my favourite dungeon themes in the series (well I've only played about half the series so far) and helps to create a mystical atmosphere.

I should probably mention that I've only played the psp version of this game, so I don't know if the music and areas are exactly the same as in the versions covered by this site.

Anyways, what are your favourite areas in this game?

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Posted: 20th February 2009 20:17

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The site version is the same as the PSP version, except we don't have any of the five bonus dungeons. Same with the GBA versions four dungeons.

I also really like the sunken shrine. It may have helped to start an evil gaming tradition of winding, painful water dungeon crawls with serene music, but it's a very pleasant run if you know what you're doing.

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Posted: 20th February 2009 22:50

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Silly thing to say, but the theme in Matoya's Cave is probably still my single favorite piece of Final Fantasy series music. I don't know why. However, that said, that teeny tiny area has to be my favorite.

Plus it's got talking brooms, and those of you who notice our banner ads must understand my affection for them.

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Posted: 21st February 2009 02:51

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Actually, Ranger51 I was gonna say the same thing. Matoya's is the best place in the game, although I liked that old castle, too, where it was all falling apart and stuff.

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Posted: 21st February 2009 22:40

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Hmm, my favorite area is the final boss area. It always seemed like right before i would get to the next zone, here came a surprise for me. It's music also kept me happily tuned

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Posted: 21st February 2009 23:09

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I’m going to be oh so original and say Matoya’s Cave.

If we’re counting the Advance version, I’ll go with the FFV library at the Lifespring grotto. All those crazy scholars running around everywhere, lot’s of fun.


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Posted: 25th February 2009 01:34

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Okay this may sound weird but my favorite place for the music is any inn. I just like the swing to it, it even seems to show alcohol intoxication which I think is clever.

The place I like for the scenery and the temperment would probaly be the sky fortress. I ran amongst its ruins for so long looking for the death machine I became infatuated with the surroundings.
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Posted: 26th March 2009 19:24

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Hehheh...DEath Machine. Never could find it...

But yeah, the Sky Fortress is Definably my favorite of all, probably cause i LOVE the air element, and Tiamat was an awesome boss. biggrin.gif

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Posted: 30th March 2009 00:00

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The Marsh Cave, if only because when the game first came out, that was the place to beat. My friends and I used to dread having to go in there with a new party.

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Posted: 3rd April 2009 14:12

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The Marsh Cave, if only because when the game first came out, that was the place to beat.  My friends and I used to dread having to go in there with a new party.

Ugh, I hate that place.. pinch.gif

I also like the Sunken Shrine, by the way. Nice atmosphere, and really not annoying for being a water dungeon.
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Posted: 26th June 2009 11:28

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If it had Doma Castle theme that would be my favourite place but my favourite of all time is Matoya's Cave!

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Posted: 26th June 2009 12:56

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Quote (R8.50 Mango @ 26th June 2009 11:28)
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My favorite area is actually the volcano.

I find it quite fun to walk over lava and kill those elementals and enjoy the sunken temple.

Problem with the original that it kind of lacks a bit of a challenge,the weapons are a bit overpowered and the balance isn't really right.



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Posted: 10th July 2009 10:22

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I love the terra cave's theme happy.gif . Out of interest, has anybody else noticed that Mount Gulug in FF9 is a remix of it?

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Posted: 12th July 2009 21:48

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Coneria, because those imps are so damn epic.

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Posted: 3rd August 2009 17:22

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I always liked the temple of fiends (in the present) For being 8 bit they did a pretty good job of making it look like an ancient ruin, both outside and in.

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Posted: 31st August 2009 06:47

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ruind castle it has cool music and is a puzzle but i also like lifespring gotto because you can be lvl 99 and still have trouble there on omega so i cant make up my mind

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Posted: 31st August 2009 08:25

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i liked the flying castle with its gadgets and teleportation.


I thought it looked cool.

Also cool music

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Posted: 16th May 2013 23:18

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Topic necro!

I'm going to say both the Mirage Tower and Sky Fortress combine to make my favorite area/dungeon. You start with some pretty neat treasure in the Mirage Tower (took me probably more than two playthroughs to realize some of those weapons and armor had magical capabilities!)

1) Come on, the Sky Fortress music and atmosphere was *way* different than anything else in the entire game. It was weird for weirdness sake. Yeah...you definitely don't feel like you're on the ground in some random cave like usual. Computers? Teleporters? Robots? A strange language? For a game that was in the grand scheme of things mostly traditional, the creators had some fun with this one.

2) WarMech. Doesn't get any better than that tense feeling climbing all the way to the end, worried that on that long, long, looong bridge, one chance encounter with this fella might make you throw your controller in a fit of rage as you start back at the bottom, all progress lost. It's like a cruel joke! Easily the biggest challenge for your level (if you meet this guy) you've faced in this game since the Marsh Cave.

3) That strange "window" that talks about the temple of the four fiends being at the center of the four temples always intrigued me. Hey, that means there's some reason for all of this going on! Of course, the epilogue turned out more confusing than ever, but at least it's in this dungeon you realize they did more with that ruined temple than sticking that weenie Garland in it.
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Posted: 27th May 2013 05:22

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I kinda have to admit my love for Matoya's Cave as well, but for the sake of keeping this just about completely original, I'm actually going to say the Peninsula of Power tongue.gif . I just can't resist when games just hand me the tools to break the experience, and to tell you the truth, if you're playing a the NES version of FFI, a little overleveling is actually kinda welcome biggrin.gif .

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Posted: 1st October 2013 12:01

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Posted: 7th January 2014 00:30

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I would have to say fav area would be either Final Temple of Fiends (last dungeon) or Earth Cavern (where Lich is). Just the epicness of actually reving the first Orb-Crystal and then at the end of the game where you are getting ready to destroy the final boss.
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Posted: 6th March 2014 12:16

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I agree with everyone about the Sea Shrine's music.

That being said, I'm going with Mirage Tower/Sky Castle. They are both unique, especially the Castle... completely different than the rest of the game and a few neat things like the observatory. Tons and tons of good equipment, decent selection of enemies and you know everybody loves walking down the hall where you can bump into WarMech. Or a group of Sorcerers that can paralyze you and OHKO you.
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necrobump..
I'm really enjoying the trippy/weird aspect of the bonus dungeons in Dawn of Souls.
Go down some stairs to B7 and Oops! it's a brand new world map to navigate..
It's crazy and playful, the sort of thing I'd expect from Earthbound, not a Final Fantasy. So yeah this is some fun bonus content.

My favourite bit so far is the dwarf village in WhisperWind Cove.. I'm trying to read what they're saying out loud, practising my Scottish accent..

"Ah Juist dinnae hae the pairts Ah need. Think ye could help me find thaim? "

I sound like Benhart from Dark Souls 2 but not good..

Having to go through them several times sucks though. There really is no excuse for that.

edit: omg a fairy just said "hey! listen! "

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Posted: 29th April 2016 20:08

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necrobump..
I'm really enjoying the trippy/weird aspect of the bonus dungeons in Dawn of Souls.
Go down some stairs to B7 and Oops! it's a brand new world map to navigate..
It's crazy and playful, the sort of thing I'd expect from Earthbound, not a Final Fantasy. So yeah this is some fun bonus content.

I enjoyed also the bonus content, though I haven't ever finished it all. The very devil to do a decent walkthrough for. I would guess.

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