Final Fantasy VIII

a.k.a. Final Fantasy 8 / FF8

created and published by Square in 1999-02-11, running on PlayStation
type: role-play
genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Manga, Prison break, Rescue, Resting, Shopping, Sorcery, Summoning, Walking, Card game
series: Final Fantasy
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng fre ger jpn

Personal reviews (2)

FF8 is the most controversial from 7, 8 and 9. This is due to the radically different gameplay system. Examples of this include enemies that level with you, requiring component parts to make new weapons, and junctioning magic to make attributes higher. Personally, I loved it.
Haoie - # 2006
This is, without a doubt, the worst of the final fantasies. No armor, No shopping for weapons, An extremely annoying system for aquiring gil... These all together could be overlooked, even with the so-so graphics.
The Real Killer, though, is the main character. Squall is nothing but an uncaring, insensitive, pompous, conceited, jerk. The fact that he 'gets better' later in the game doesn't matter... If you don't want to get there with him in the first place.
magehound - # 2006

Official descriptions (2)

Ultimate character customization "Junction system" Junction system is G. F. (Summoned Beast, Guardian Force) is a system that strengthens abilities by junctioning items (other than items such as items and weapons) to characters.
In addition, remember the junction abilities (attack power junction, defense power junction etc.), you can further enhance the character by junctioning magic (Thunder, Fire etc.) to its abilities. In other words, you can customize characters indefinitely by combining character × abilities x magic.
# 2016-12-25 05:41:20 - official description
Final Fantasy VIII, the sequel to Squaresoft's first PlayStation RPG, doesn't feature any of the characters from the original, but it does continue to deliver great gameplay. The story this time centers on Squall Leonhart, a young man in the military who is soon pulled into an adventure that spans the globe. Along the way, other characters can be recruited, ranging from the always-hyper Selphie to the egotistical Irvine. Nobuo Uematsu, who has composed the music for every Final Fantasy game, again scores the music. Featuring 3D characters and pre-rendered backgrounds, Final Fantasy VIII is one of the most impressive looking games ever.
# 2016-12-25 05:40:29 - official description

Technical specs

display: _ (mixed), raster, textured polygons (mixed)

Authors / Staff


Nobuo Uematsu (composer)

External reviews (7) - average: 90.1% - median: 90%

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