About FFII’s Map and canoes
When I was a kid my parents gave to me FF I & II Dawn of Souls for the GBA. I think I was 11 when the game came out (2004). I already liked RPGs and had some experience with FFVII and VI so that was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received.
So yeah, you start the game and all that and at one point shortly after the beginning you have to cross this lake with a canoe, in order to get to the port town of Paloom for plot reasons
You start on the town marked with the “X”: Altair. And the town with the circle was your destination; Paloom. Easy enough, right?
But I had a problem: my english wasn’t very good at the time. I could understand what was going on but certain words were unknown to me. Hablo español, pero desde niño me jugaba todo en inglés y a veces no sabía una mierda. Pero era divertido.
So I didn’t knew I had a canoe
I just thought “Haaaa that’s a lot of water, but I can’t walk through it, haha, who do you think I am?”, I didn’t even thought of walking close enough for the canoe to appear.
So… what did I do?
Where did I go?
…And after a pair of days of utter terror, save scumming and confusion, I managed to reach Paloom! By the way, I couldn’t enter Bafsk, the game just didn’t let me and I was absolutely heartbroken. Rude. I guess they needed some privacy with the whole Dreadnought construction business.
Yep, fuck this map. And fuck the Palamecia desert area.