An excellent RPG. Unfortunately, the Junction system hurts this game.

User Rating: 8.9 | Final Fantasy VIII (Platinum) PS
--Gameplay--

A very good story with an extremely entertaining opening video (probably one of the best). All the characters are interesting and you really feel the love connection with Squall and Rinoa. The difficulty level is just right for this game and there are a lot of side quests to do. The big draw (no pun intended) back is the leveling system know as the Junction system. You pretty much don't use magic in this game because you assign the magic to your stats like strength, health, etc... So, if you this magic your attributes decrease.

--Graphics--

Just like most final fantasy games the graphics are top notch and the cut scenes are really good.

--Sound--

Very memorable music all throughout the game. Sounds effects are well done as well.

--Value--

Everything about this game is awesome except for the junction system which made me want to finish the game quicker than expected just to finish the story and not explore other quests. But its good for more than 60 hours of game play.