Door at the back of the Chaos Shrine

#1MaikuuPosted 6/19/2012 9:50:18 AM
So after you collect all 4 crystals and head back to the Chaos Shrine to finish the game, there was a dude in a cloak who was there before you. He goes to the back of the shrine and opens a hidden door.

I figured I would just check it out after I beat the game but I accidently saved the clear file over my original file :(

Was just wondering what this door leads to.
#2Mister MoneyPosted 6/19/2012 11:40:56 AM
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#3Mister MoneyPosted 6/19/2012 11:47:21 AM(edited)
That is the Labyrinth of Time (LoT), a dungeon exclusive to the PSP version.

To quote directly from Necrolesian's Labyrinth of Time Guide (found in the FAQ section):

The Labyrinth of Time consists of a total of 30 floors, or challenges, though
you will only encounter a fraction of these (at least seven, but possibly more)
in any one time through the Labyrinth. Which challenges you encounter during
any runthrough, and the order in which you encounter them, is semi-random.

In order to unlock the Labyrinth of Time, you must have defeated all four
fiends. Go to Cornelia, and speak to the hooded figure by the fountain. Then go
to the Chaos Shrine and follow the figure to the back of the area. Press X at
the same spot where the figure opened a door to make the door appear. This is
the entrance.

Like the Soul of Chaos dungeons, inside the Labyrinth you cannot cast Exit or
Teleport, nor can you use an Emergency Exit item. However, unlike the Soul of
Chaos dungeons, if you die in the Labyrinth, you will get game over instead of
being transported outside. The only ways to leave the Labyrinth once inside are
by defeating its final boss or via one of two random events that may happen
(but don't count on them) during the runthrough.

In addition, you cannot save your game at all anywhere inside the Labyrinth, so
be sure you're prepared to complete it before you go in.

Each challenge has a time limit. Before each challenge, you will be given the
opportunity to sacrifice various abilities (such as Magic, Item, Flee, etc.) in
exchange for time to complete the challenge. You must solve the puzzle in each
challenge in order to proceed to the next floor. Whether you solve the puzzle
before or after time expires has various effects.

If you solve the puzzle before time expires you will open the blue seal, which,
in addition to allowing you to proceed to the next floor, will unlock that
challenge for you to play through again whenever you like in the Time Chamber
(see below). If you solve the puzzle after time expires you will open the red
seal, which, like the blue seal, will allow you to proceed to the next floor
but will not unlock the challenge for the Time Chamber.

At the end of the Labyrinth you will face Chronodia, the new superboss added to
this version of the game. There are actually eight different versions of
Chronodia (#196-#203 in the bestiary) you can fight, depending upon the number
of blue and red seals you opened and in which order you opened them. Each
version of Chronodia drops a unique piece of equipment as a reward.

Each time you complete the Labyrinth, you will be told how long it took you to
clear it and the number of battles you fought. You will also be given a
"title," which is meaningless. You can clear the Labyrinth as many times as you
like, and fight each version of Chronodia as many times as you like.

Once you have cleared the Labyrinth and defeated Chronodia for the first time
(and saved your game afterwards), you will unlock the Time Chamber, which you
can select from the game's main menu (see below for an explanation of this
extra feature).


I recommend using Necrolesian's version of the LoT guide because his/her explanations are much better for most (but not all) of the puzzles. If you do go through the LoT, I recommend having a pen and paper handy for a few of the puzzles, if you are lucky, or unlucky, enough to generate them.

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Currently Playing: Final Fantasy I Anniversary Edition (PSP). Finally going to complete the Labyrinth of Time. 5 forms of Chronodia left.
#4pure mind gamesPosted 6/19/2012 2:27:03 PM
From: Maikuu | #001
So after you collect all 4 crystals and head back to the Chaos Shrine to finish the game, there was a dude in a cloak who was there before you. He goes to the back of the shrine and opens a hidden door.

I figured I would just check it out after I beat the game but I accidently saved the clear file over my original file :(

Was just wondering what this door leads to.

until the Enemies started doing 400+ I thought it was the final dungeon.
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