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Final Fantasy VI - World of Ruin by aora Final Fantasy VI - World of Ruin by aora
In some sort of miraculous move, I both drew something and remembered to post it on dA. How about that?

I've got a few abandoned attempts at painting this scene from FF6 kicking around in my gallery, but I think this is the first instance I've actually been happy with the end result. This whole part of the game really made my heart hurt when I played it, and was probably the first time a game made me feel something quite so profound. Celes wakes up from a coma, only to find that the world’s become a bleak and desperate place.
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r51 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel like I need to remind you of an omg totally kewl website called Caves of Narshe. We still exist!

Seriously, this is awesome.
The strangely desolate yet beautiful World of Ruin was always just one of those wondrous things I loved about FF6 that is difficult to repeat.
Beautiful, very evocative. I like that you can look at this in two ways - on one hand, there's Celes' solitude, and her staring out into a distant, unknown future. On the other hand, the warm light and long horizon could also be hopeful - whatever else has happened, she's still looking ahead, away from the shadows.
Gorgeous.  One of my favorite scenes as well.  I feel bad, but I tend to let old Cid die.  Makes for a deeper emotional departure for Celes.  That, and if you keep him alive he just putters around that cabin for the rest of the game.
He murdered my favourite tune in the entire final fantasy series, destroyed some of the nicest settings and ARGH the music! I could just stand there listen to it for hours! Grrr, Kefka. GRRRRRR!

Also, Celes, fish from away from the shore. You want to. Cid may not really be helpful but GODDAMNIT isn't the death of the old world map theme enough?!

Yeah, it was a touching game like very few. I've very rarely been so emotionally involved in a video game as here. Hey, even 15 years later I am STILL angry about Kefka and can still remember all the save/reload cycles trying to figure out how to keep Cid from dying.

FF6 easily is the best game of the series if you ask me; the others all faded more and more into unrelatability. I'm rather disappointed everyone wants to redo FF7, which is clearly inferior, if still good).

I'll just listen to the FF6 theme in an endless loop for the rest of the day, I think.
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