5.0 out of 5 stars Finally getting yo play it
Have had the game for some years, however I allowed my grandchildren to play it for a while (even before I had a chance), and whn I got it back disc #1 was damaged so I could only advance to the graduation ball. Finally got past it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Have it to play it.
First of all my friends say its a great game, second to FF 7. Though some of the newest are wonderful too. Like 13. But i've still yet to play 8. But i'm willing to write a review when i've bought ad played it.
Right now I have a questiong and PLEASE anione who know can you PLEASE answer this...
My Question: The picture on here shows 8 but the title...
Published on Feb 15 2007 by Yolande Pierre
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally getting yo play it,
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This review is from: Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)Have had the game for some years, however I allowed my grandchildren to play it for a while (even before I had a chance), and whn I got it back disc #1 was damaged so I could only advance to the graduation ball. Finally got past it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Final Fantasy Game!,
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)This is by far one of my all-time favorite games! The graphics for the time-frame is absolutely amazing! The storyline is great! I personally enjoy the Draw system as well as the amount of random battles. But one of the best parts to me is the Guardian Forces! I much prefer the use of the GF's in FF8 than in other Final Fantasy games such as having them as Materia in FF7. Another plus I would give this is that it uses Quezacotl instead of Ramuh. Definitely worth the buy and you'll play it over and over again! Hours of fun!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Squaresoft's finest,
This review is from: Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)FF8 is one of squresoft's best releases. This game is about a mercenary who joins an underground resistance group to defeat an evil sorceress. Eventually he falls in love with a member of resistance and is intent on getting her life back after it is taken by an evil sorceress in the future.When FF8 first came out I couldn't get over some of the qualities that just weren't typical FF style like the way they walked. In most FF games the characters are inside the lead character but not in this one. I eventually got over it and I'm glad I did because the game turned out to be awesome.I strongly reccomend this game to any FF fan because this game offers nice graphics, a deep storyline filled with: love, hate, betrayal, and pretty cool combat moves. The above review said that a con on this game is the fact that there are to many random battles, but that actually helps for quick leveling.The one downside to this game is that the last boss (Ultimecia) is very hard and so I reccomend getting as much work in the game done as possible before entering Lunatic Pandora.
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll wanna play it over and over again,
This review is from: Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)If you love FF games or just any Rpg's this game is definetly for you. Every part of the game combined makes it one of the best video games (not just rpg or FF) of all times! This game is a spectacular one that you just want to play over and over again!!
4.0 out of 5 stars A good play.,
This review is from: Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)Doesn't really live up to it's hype, but it is definantly worth a buy. The story is great, just as any other Final Fantasy game. One good thing about this game is that the characters seem to be deeper and more emotion-based. The graphics are acceptable and the soundtrack is another hit. The world is beautiful and actually fun to explore. The bad side of exploring the world is that there are too many random battles, but there needs to be because leveling up on this game is difficult. The most dreadful part about this game is the battle system. Drawing magic from enemies can get very annoying and tedious. This is a good RPG and an overall wonderful game. I recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite a ride!!!!,
This review is from: Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)My first RPG was Final Fantasy IX, and I love it!!! So then I said I should give a hand to the others, and got VIII, well, not dissapointed as is hard to beat FFIX, but sure was really amusing and enjoyed this battle system, not compared to the simplicity of the, but plot was fun and kept me there for 60 hours the first time, so not bad considering that the plot was so good that the first 15 hours we're in a row!!!!!
4.0 out of 5 stars A different Kind of Final Fantasy,
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This review is from: Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)I will say after playing Final Fanasty 6 and 7 that this game didn't have that impact on me as the previous two did, however, this game was well above average of a game. What makes this game better than any of the Final Fantasy titles is the ending. I'll admit that it's ending is the best ending to any game I have ever seen. The game is worth owning.
4.0 out of 5 stars From the most overrated FF (VII) to the most underated(VIII),
This review is from: Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)Final Fantasy VIII, in my opinion, has always been underrated. A lot of people don't like it because of the Junction system, others because of the characters or story, but I think it's one of the better FF's Squaresoft has made.
Released in 1999, FF VIII was the next in a long line of FF games. It had a more futuristic setting than any FF before it, and Squaresoft was really looking to try something new. You no longer equip new armor or accessories to your characters; instead, there is something new and different called the "Junction system." You can Junction magic and GF's (Guardian Forces; the Summons in FF VIII) to your characters, which in turn will increase your stats and allow you to summon the GF's, which will teach skills. The GF's can level up as well.
This was really the first FF with a love story as the main theme of the game. Sure, earlier FF's hinted at it, but this one took it to the extreme with one of the greatest love stories in any video game. Most of the game revolves around Squall and Rinoa, and the story gets better as you go along.
Graphics and FMV's are top notch in FF VIII, too. The characters look very realistic, and the FMV's will keep you on the edge of your seat. Music isn't the best FF music; actually, it's below average when compared to other FF music, but it's still pretty good.
Side quests include the wonderful card game Triple Triad, optional bosses, optional GF's, the usual chocobo mini-game (it's average in this FF), and improving your weapons by refining certain items you win in battle, find, etc. This FF will take an average of 50-60 hours; more if you decide to finish everything (which includes leveling up everyone to level 100, which isn't really necessary since enemies level up along with you).
This was the first truly different FF, and while I do prefer the fantasy setting, it's nice to see something new. The only reason I gave FF VIII 4 stars instead of five is the fact that the story, while it does get better as the game goes along, starts getting worse toward the end (and pretty confusing). Other than that, FF VIII is a nice addition to the FF series, and totally underrated.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Final Fantasy Thus Far!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)And most of us thought that it could get not better than FFVII. Squaresoft outdid itself with this sequel-its graphics and movies are better than ever, there are more side quests and intriguing puzzles, as well as better characters and locations. Although this game can be complex, and occasionally difficult to continue, it is a exceptionally well-made and very easy to get addicted to. Buy it today!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most romantic RPG ever,
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)When the game first came out, i considered FF 6 to be the best FF game . This quickly changed once i began playing FF 8. I love the junction system, i love the many ways you can play the game ( no level, no junctions, poer up... ).
At the heart of this game is the most romantic story of any RPG i ever played. The love story develops slowly and you get caught in the emotions of the love story between Squall ( the hero ) and Rinoa.
This isn't a game that will please everyone. It requires quite a lot of grinding, some of the bosses are quite hard , including the final boss.
And the minigame , a card game, Triple Triad, can get annoying if you don't warm to it ( i love it, btw ). on the other hand, this is a minigame with incredible rewards as cards are used to create items, spells.... It has a lot of interesting side quest.
And , the FMV's were the best at the time the game was released. They still look great now.
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Final Fantasy VIII by Square Enix (PlayStation)
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