Taking a reference from the Enix game "Illusion of Gaia/Time", yes. Though this isn’t really the Dark Space, not really as decorative (and that was a SNES game!), and is actually a menu. Here, there is a nice concept added to the game to provide a little more non-linearity. You’ll be controlling Mog in this area for now and be able to move amongst the three parties of Locke, Sabin, and the Terra/Banon/Edgar trio. Why would you want to? Well, you have three scenarios to pick from, each based on the aforementioned parties. You can do them in any order you wish, but must do them all eventually.