What Gamespot Users have to say about Final Fantasy VIII

  • Rating:5.8

    This is the worst game in the FF series.

    Disappointing is the main word that strikes me about this game. While I was a huge fan of FFVI and I enjoyed FFVII, FFVIII is the worst game in the entire FF series. The story was badly written and the characters were un... Read Full Review

    0 of 28 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Not as good as FF7, but a superb game nonetheless.

    The latest entry into Square's seemingly never-ending franchise, Final Fantasy VIII, truly does deserve all the praise it will definitely receive. With a lot of new innovations to the classic formula, this game is sure t... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.6

    Final Fantasy VIII -- does it live up the hype? No.

    Final Fantasy VIII has perhaps the greatest problem that can occur for any game. It has to live up to a predecessor or in this case predecessors that have not just been well acclaimed, but also paved the way for all gam... Read Full Review

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

    Why, Square? Why?!

    (All scores are for the PC version, and given at the time of the game's release, not in the present.) Ah yes, Final Fantasy VIII (PC) -- I remember it well. I had just come off the awe-inspiring experience that is FF7... Read Full Review

    1 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.6

    Odd...I see people giving it bad reviews. I'm reviewing it retrospectively and I still love it, bad graphics and all.

    Wondeful...Yes, wonderful. This game is and oldy but a goody. By far, my favorite game from the Final Fantasy saga, and most likely my favorite overall RPG. Looking back at it now, it has crappy graphics, but in its day ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3

    Another great Final Fantasy game, although it can't live up to its predecessors Final Fantasy VI & VII. One of the most important things in a Squaresoft RPG is the story, and luckily it doesn't fail there, although th... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.4

    Well I have to say of the many Final Fantasy games I have played sadly this one does not stack up as well as the classic FF7 or the new hit FFX. Like any FF the battle system is well thought out with good intentions on ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Different but Good

    It's hard to follow a game like Final Fantasy VII, which revolutionized the way RPGs would be made. It was the first 3D Final Fantasy, it used pre-rendered backgrounds, and had several FMVs throughout the game. However, ... Read Full Review

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

    Well well well, Square never gives up it's old RPG's. FF 8 is a big master piece but's it's not the best RPG out there but it's a great RPG. The game plays very great and it's combat is very fast paced, the thing call... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Much like the game that came before it, Final Fantasy VIII is a masterpiece. I don’t know why this game has a reputation of being the worst Final Fantasy, I think it’s one of the best. Gameplay - The gameplay is ve... Read Full Review

    13 of 16 users found the following review helpful