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Posted 6/18/08 , edited 6/18/08
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (チョコボの不思議なダンジョン 時忘れの迷宮, Chokobo no Fushigi na Danjon Toki Wasure no Meikyū?, lit. Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon: the Labyrinth of Forgotten Time), is a role-playing video game developed by Square Enix for the Wii. It is an installment in the Chocobo series that focuses on Chocobo and a Cid character.

The gameplay involves randomly generated dungeons and turn-based battles of the Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon title, though new elements have also been incorporated into the gameplay, such as the Job system, which features ten jobs. Different jobs change the appearance of the player's Chocobo and alter the layout of the dungeons the players enter. "Pop-up duels" also make a comeback with the addition of enemy cards that can be brought to "Mog's House", where they can be used to play minigames such as "bat shooter", "kick darts", fishing, and gardening.

The player uses the Wii Remote to control characters, though the use of the Nunchuk is optional. The player can also choose to use the Classic Controller, if preferred. As a player moves, Chocobo regains health, and if the player loses all of his or her health, he or she will be brought back to the beginning of the current dungeon. The game is Wi-Fi compatible, and players can battle against other players.

Set in the town of Lostime, the plot revolves around Final Fantasy characters Chocobo and Cid. With the help of a mysterious character named Raffaello who is able to create a labyrinth of memories, the duo attempts to recover the lost memories of Lostime's residents. In the center of town, there is a clock that makes everyone lose their memories when it rings.

* Chocobo - The main character of the game. Travels with Cid as treasure hunters.
* Cid - A legendary treasure hunter with Chocobo as his companion. Wears a western garb complete with western hat adorned with a feather. Once he aims for a treasure, Cid is determined to obtain it using his various inventions.
* Raffaello - A mysterious young boy who suddenly appears in Lostime. A green-haired boy with blue feathers growing on his back. He has the ability to open a passageway to a labyrinth of memories.
* Shirma - A white mage determined to save the residents from "the memory thief". A gentle and kind-hearted person who also worries a lot, yet in troubled times a very strong and virtuous character.
* Stella - Shirma's aunt. She had raised Shirma since young and treats her lovingly like her own child. Afraid that Shirma might forget her memories, Stella moves away to the town edge to avoid them from hearing the sound of the "Bell of Forgetfulness" at the town center which erases a person's memory.
* Dungeon Hero X - This masked Moogle already made an appearance in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (as Dueler X).
* Freja - Runs the town forge in Lostime, where the player upgrades their equipment.
* Black Magician - A mysterious new character, dressed as a black mage. She was recently introduced, and uses black magic spells in battle.

Development began in November 2006 with new members added to the Chocobo development team as the platform had shifted from the Nintendo DS to the Wii. Pastel colors replaced the bright colors of the Chocobo Tales. Some of the more difficult game elements were removed so that it would appeal to "small children and female" players. Square Enixs Virtual World had in-game advertisements for this game during the virtual worlds first week. Joe Down Studio developed the music for the game and features extensive remixing of music from various Final Fantasy games. New music was composed for the opening movie and demo by Kumi Tanioka. The studio requested that they be allowed to use music from the early Final Fantasy titles as it would be appropriate to the theme of forgotten time. Musical cues such as the sound of pickaxes can be heard in the Fire Dungeon, and songs play backwards to indicate the restoration of memory.

The game experienced strong sales in the first week after release in Japan, but quickly fell from the video game charts. Video game website Joystiq previewed the game, and complained that the gameplay was eerily reminiscent of the original Chocobo games and games created in DOS.

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Posted 6/27/08 , edited 6/27/08
lol it looks like a fun game to play lol HOHO but too bad i can only rly offord to get 1 system HOHO and i want the PS3 HOHO
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Posted 6/30/08 , edited 6/30/08
I have this game! I use to play it all the time till the very end of the game as a kid Good memories....
Posted 7/2/08 , edited 7/2/08
OMG this was released!!!! I DIDNT KNOW!!! MUST GET IT.... well not sure yet... actually see the reviews 1st... lololol!
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