What Gamespot Users have to say about Final Fantasy VIII

  • Rating:8.5

    Nice game, nice story, messy combat system. But don't skip this game if you love the series.

    The combat system sorta fell apart on me after Squall just became too strong. He was like 25 levels higher then my other members. It happened that way because the game forces Squall into your party for almost the entire ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Masterpiece among all games

    Before anything else is said I must say that this is simply the best game I've played in my life. But now to the business. Only weak spot of the game is slow beginning. I think its just fine but as a reviewer I must say ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    After 11 years it's still fresh!

    I've been a FF fan since I bought Final Fantasy VII in my 7th grade. I was 12 years old at that point. It really made an impact on me. Obviously, after the FF7 experience, I was ready for the 8th installment of the se... Read Full Review

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

    A game with somewhat new but refreshing combat system, and the best music of any Final Fantasy

    Final Fantasy VIII is a game that some die-hard Final Fantasy will not really appreciate, but for the rest of us, this game is a treasured piece of pre Square-Enix gaming. The Stroy throughout this game is the best in th... Read Full Review

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

    Square outdid themselves, by topping the beloved FF7.

    Every one was screaming for this game after FF7. Square had a lot of pressure on their hands trying to top FF7 and in my opinion they did just that. Now for some reason when it finally came out, a lot of people wouldn't... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    Annoyingly Repetitive

    The game starts off looking interesting with the cinematic; unfortunately it goes on a very steep downhill spiral after that. At first I was extremely confused with how slow the game play was. I kept been asked to ... Read Full Review

    4 of 31 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A great, but flawed, attempt at pushing the genre

    Opinions on this game are probably more divided than they are about any other Final Fantasy. About equal numbers of people refer to it both as the best and worst in the series. I guess what this game reveals then is two ... Read Full Review

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

    Great Cast, Great Story, Fun to play my personal favorite of the series

    Everyone seems to love FF7, aside from Seiphorth being awesome that game was not the best not the best no where near as good as FF6, FF8 or FF10. Story Its a love story, probably the reason many do not agree with me.... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Not quite what you might expect.

    So, its 2010. Final Fantasy VIII has been out for a while now. and i just finished it. And I honestly must say, i am unimpressed. We'll start somewhere simple, the story. While it is very well contrived, it is almost com... Read Full Review

    5 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Here's what happens when you max out a PS1.

    You start off in a futuristic boarding school, this acts as your game tutorial, war base, even temporary means of transportation later on. If I had gone to a school this nice, I may have attended more than once a week...... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful