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  • Rating:6

    Final Fantasy VIII

    In Final Fantasy VIII, you play as Squall Leonhart who is a trainee mercenary. As part of his final exam at the school known as Balamb Garden, he is placed in a group with Zell, Selphie, and rival Seifer, and sent to def... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    a game that was forgotten.

    Final Fantasy VIII is a little talked about game, even though it has a lot of people who know it, it's a bit difficult to see people talking about the game, it's a game that evolves a lot as the game progresses, the stor... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    A Little Off, but Fun

    Oh, Final Fantasy VIII, where do I start? There’s so much to say, so much that went wrong, but so much to love all wrapped up together in a fat, messy package.I’ll start off straight: I enjoyed the game quite... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Oddly attractive story imbued by balanced, relatable characters, a lively world, and the discovery of love.

    [[Review in progress]] Final Fantasy VIII is, arguably, the pinnacle of the series to this day. Released in 1999, two years after its predecessor - the worldwide smash hit Final Fantasy VII. Why I think eight is the p... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    FF VIII has the most complicated game mechanics in the series. An amazing game with flaws that make it unique.

    Final Fantasy VIII was probably the most anticipated game of the 90's; not including Ocarina of Time. After Final Fantasy VII's blockbuster success the game had a lot to live up to. But once again, like every game of the... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Game gives off a vibe.

    "Intense" is the word to describe this game; from the very beginning the game rubs off an aura stronger that many games I've played. The game almost gives off a smell, a smell of strong Indian food spice. The opening s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    An Amazing Game

    Great Graphics Great Story Great Game play Great Soundtrack Great,Great,Great!!!Everything in the game looks amazing! The story with it's complicated characters and their relationships will surprise you a lot as the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    The end saves it.

    Hmmmmmm. acclaimed is ff8. It does well to serve up all the typical ff niceties however the customization and building of characters is a nightmare. Junctioning is hard to understand and can be cruelly repetitive. I supp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    FF8 is a bit of a beautiful mess that's ultimately more beautiful than mess.

    Final Fantasy 8 is the most controversial game of the PS1 FF era and for good reason. With a new convoluted customization system called the Junction System, the addition of consumable magic which the player must draw, a ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Not the best version of FFVIII but still a great thing for those who were unable to play the PS version.

    FFVIII is a direct port of the PS version of this game,and you'll see some graphical problems caused by it,such as certain areas looking fuzzy. I played this game using a PC gamepad and it worked just fine. FFVIII ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful