I absolutely love the world maps in both Chrono Trigger and Skyrim. Chrono Trigger's world map music engrosses me in the experience, while Skyrim's map makes me want to explore everywhere and find hidden areas.
This for me too, probably because it was my first experience with RPGs and I still had my 'golden age of gaming glasses'. I remember feeling such awe and excitement at the size of that world I was just released into. I also remember realising at that point that the game came on 3 discs and I was still on the first. Such great memories.
My exact feelings as well. I was only 10 and prior to that all I had played was Mario or Donkey Kong, so this was uncharted territory for me. I had never experienced anything like it. FFVII is still the greatest gaming experience I've ever had.
Fun exercise with this thread: let your vision go a little out of focus so you can't see the text in the posts but you can still see the maps, and see how many of them you instantly recall just based off the place names, a memorable landmark or even the shape of the map. So many great memories here.