Filgaia

Food: 10!

Lodging: 10!

Service: 10!

Scenery: 10!

Monsters: 10!

Overall: 10!
Laguna on Filgaia
Here I am on wondrous Filgaia!
Hey, fellow travellers! I'm Laguna Loire, and I'm really happy to welcome you back to The Travelling Companion. Since my last column, I've travelled to the wondrous and wild planet of Filgaia!

Getting to Filgaia was really easy. I just hitched a ride on a spaceship with these two nice lizards, and we crashed there right away. Maybe I misunderstood what I was supposed to do when the one told me how to avert the crash? Anyways, I got here safe and sound.

Filgaia is really cool! Well, actually, it's kinda hot most of the time, except in the ice regions. That's OK, though, 'cause every once in a while there'll be a cactus, and you can get plenty of shade from them. They don't attack or run away, either, which kinda surprised me, actually. Anyway, there's lots of shade there, and also in the canyons. Filgaia has lots and lots of canyons.

It's got lots of monsters, too! There are all sorts of different types of monsters wandering around Filgaia. So long as you stay close to the major metropolitan centers, there isn't much that a typical family of four, with their best weapons and a couple of accessories, shouldn't be able to handle. But be careful if you go into any of the dungeon areas - not only are the creatures tougher, but the puzzles are really hard to figure out!

The Filgaian people are really nice. They don't use standard gil, though, so you'll need to change your money into the local currency, Gella, except maybe in the really big cities. A couple of times while I was wandering around, looking at scenery and stuff, some terrorist types tried to attack me, but they didn't seem to be able to do much damage, so I just walked away. I think they were just trying to be friendly, really.

The inns around here aren't real expensive, but every time I stayed in them, I seemed to get unluckier! Especially when I played cards with the innkeepers. It's a good thing they always have plenty of need for a pro monster hunter, or I would have run out of money a long time ago.

One thing to keep in mind while you're travelling around Filgaia - it can be really hard to spot the towns! I think its because of all the dust and tumbleweeds and stuff, but you have to be practically right on top of these towns before you can see them, even the big ones. But they're really neat once you do find them, so it's worth looking.

All in all, I give this place a 10!