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Community Level 3buggsy2008

buggsy2008

FFVIII

Advantagesbrilliant graphics, characters and storyline

Disadvantagesnone

"...same concept as the previous Final Fantasy games but is better in alot of ways. For a start the graphics are alot better and the way the weapons and magic works is done in a better way. You now have Guardian Forces (GF's) rather than summon materia, infact you don't have materia now you just have spells which you must draw either from enemies or special draw points. You also have more in depth ways of equipping the characters with magic and things ..." Read review
08.06.2008

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Community Level 1Ultima9999

Ultima9999

FF8 rocks because it is so great that it shocks! Review with images

Advantages4 CD's, great gameplay, worthy episode

Disadvantageslong summoning sequences

"...terrific PS1 - Start of Final Fantasy 7 role-playing games (=RPG's) became more than just niche genres but got more and more popular and extravagant. In 1999 Square Enix published the 8th episode of the world-famous RPG - series. I bought the game then at my usual game shop as US - Version at a price about 899 Austrian shillings (~66€). I was positively surprised because this masterpiece had some special bonuses, see further down for more. Interesting ..." Read review
22.01.2006

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Community Level 3southy787

southy787

Eyes On Me.

AdvantagesDeep and meaningful story, addictive and engaging gameplay; Final Fantasy VIII simply has it all

DisadvantagesSome features a little complicated, even for seasoned RPG fans

"Final Fantasy VIII is a game that has sparked a large amount of controversy. From those that consider it the sparkling pinnacle of the established series, to those that loathe it intently, it is clear that a game of this ilk must have some strong characteristics at the heart of it. Arguably the core component of the role-playing genre, a good story has been a staple tradition of the series, and FFVIII doesn't disappoint. Through the eyes of protagonist ..." Read review
16.03.2008

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Love-To-Hate Eight?

AdvantagesStunning graphics, great soundtrack, imaginative environments, addictive and absorbing, 4 discs of play, plenty of replay value

DisadvantagesHit and miss new ideas, initially quite daunting, over-complicated 'Junction' system, not a patch on FFVII

"When Squaresoft decided to release Final Fantasy VII (the first 32-bit instalment of their enduring RPG series) on a global scale, it is unlikely that even the most optimistic of developers could have predicted the success that would follow. 30,000,000 sales, two-and-a-half years and a mass of expectancy later, the brave souls at Square released a follow up. Brave being the operative word; Final Fantasy VIII was not only very different to its immediate ..." Read review
15.05.2004

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Community Level 2JWarner88

JWarner88

Final Fantasy VIII - Simply Great

AdvantagesIntroduces a number of new systems

DisadvantagesNot easy to stop playing

"...another great addition to the Final Fantasy Series, Final Fantasy VIII was developed and published, at the time, by Square Soft (now Square Enix) and was released in 1999 for the Sony Playstation console. Hironobu Sakaguchi is the executive producer for this game and it was the fastest selling Final Fantasy of the series with with sales in excess of $50million in the first three months of release. One of the reasons why the game was such a hit ..." Read review
08.07.2008

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Community Level 6Aquarian

Aquarian

Fight some monsters

AdvantagesGreat game to play

DisadvantagesHard to learn at first

"...playstation. My favorite games are Final Fantasy games and the one I love the most is Final Fantasy V111. The begining of the game is a graphic animation of two young men fighting with gunblades and clips of the characters which you will encounter throughout the game, the ending of the fight leaves one of the young men hurt and in hospital. This is where you start to play the game. As you lie in hospital, hurt and waiting for your tutor who's ..." Read review
21.02.2003

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Community Level 2easier

easier

2nd BEST GAME EVER

Advantages2nd BEST GAME EVER

Disadvantagesnot as good as FF7

"Final Fantasy 8 delivers everything that could be expected in its succession to what may be an insurmountable achievement. The only way in which FF8 is inferior to its predecessor is, in my opinion, the storyline. Perhaps it's just the fact that the game concentrates more on the "good guys" than the all of the characters as a whole, and that the sorceress isn't nearly as chilling or classic a character as Sephiroth. It just isn't as dark. Having ..." Read review
28.12.2000

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Community Level 6DBZKing

DBZKing

Squall will save the world of Final Fantasy?

Advantagesgreat game | great graphics | good gameplay

Disadvantagescould of been better

"...review is about the game Final Fantasy 8, as some people say, this is not the best final fantasy, and I agree, this game could have been better if it had a better storyline, I don’t know why I think the storyline was not the best, but I know that it could have been better. The game has many characters that you meet along the way on your journey, and many different bosses that you encounter within your journey. The battling is good, as the graphics ..." Read review
02.07.2004

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Community Level 2TheGuru

TheGuru

The ground breaking series continues

AdvantagesImmense gameplay, superb graphics

Disadvantagesplot kind of weak, junction system tricky

"...of their introductory Playstation title Final Fantasy 7, the good people at Squaresoft must have had many sleepless nights, all of them worrying, thinking the same thing: How the hell are we going to top this one? With the technology available to them advancing at almost the blink of an eye, it would be fairly easy for them to create a game that graphically and technically surpassed it’s predecessor. However, this alone would not suffice. It ..." Read review
07.03.2003

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Community Level 1nickjordan

nickjordan

A bit of a disappointment perhaps

AdvantagesGreat graphics, reasonable storyline

DisadvantagesJUNCTIONNING

"Having played Final Fantasy VIII (FFVIII)'s predecessor, FFVII, I was expecting greater-than-great things, I suppose, when FFVIII was released. And having played it, my feelings about it are mixed, to say the least. Graphically, this game is overwhelmingly superior (by-and-large) to FFVII, and indeed to most other games on PlayStation. Square have made the FMV's even more seamlessly integrated than before -- but as everybody's always said, graphics ..." Read review
19.03.2001

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Community Level 1marciie

marciie

Great Game

AdvantagesGreat game

DisadvantagesNone!

"Two years ago, Final Fantasy VII broke the stereotypical RPG , combining the rich storyline and detailed narrative and lush CGI animation, all with and a cinema-quality soundtrack. Hard to follow, but Squaresoft met that challenge with the release of Final Fantasy VIII, a sequel on four CDs. It improves upon its predecessor in almost every way. Players take on the role of Squall Leonhart, a student at training school for mercenaries. Harboring ..." Read review
06.03.2001

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Between a rock and a hard place Review with images

AdvantagesReplay Value, Length, Story, Soundtrack, Difficulty, Dialogue

DisadvantagesAge Bracket, Addictive, Dated Graphics

"...one, and that is why Final Fantasy VIII is a hidden gem, concealed by the fact, hype and fans of 7 & 9._ === Final Fantasy VIII is in many ways like other FF's, its set in a huge explorable world upon which, a situation arises, threatening its existence, companions are gathered along the journey to prevent it. But what 8 has done is extraordinary although it has to be said, unappreciated. This fantasy is through the eyes of a teenager, Squall, dubbed ..." Read review
08.03.2012

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Community Level 1tsuyoshi

tsuyoshi

Full of flaws

AdvantagesBeautiful FMV sequences, graphics

DisadvantagesUnbalanced, flawed game system

"...everything has changed in Square’s Final Fantasy VIII. Gone are the deformed characters, replaced with more realistic true life ones. Also gone is the classic blue colour of the menu bars that have been kept since Final Fantasy III (black coloured for the first two) replaced with a horrible silver-grey colour. The most important thing that has been lost is the classic Square touch to the game: this is just sorely disappointing. One of the ..." Read review
23.07.2001

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Community Level 4bigbtommy

bigbtommy

Eight's Great, make no mistake.

AdvantagesEverything.

DisadvantagesNot as good as 7...

"...After writing an opinion on Final Fantasy 9 and rating it very highly, and one of Final Fantasy 7 (rewrite, soon?) I thought I should fill us all in with the middle part of the series. This be this here, the eigth installment. -BACKGROUND- Square. That company that made that film. Or, that company that made the tastiest game on the planet. Final Fantasy Seven. And then, just as tradition stipulates, they make another one. Will it be any good? ..." Read review
22.10.2001

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Community Level 3mmuk

mmuk

Finally I finished this op -- Final Fantasy VIII

AdvantagesAn all round superb game - it has kept me occupied for many many many hours.

DisadvantagesUm, not alot - I suppose the music becomes annoying after a while.

"Final Fantasy VIII, sequel to the amazingly successful Final Fantasy VII, is the second of the monster RPG series to hit the Playstation. The title is a bit misleading though, the latest game is number 9 and number 10 is being made to be released on the PS2. As with its predecessors the game is completely separate from its past - you have a new world to explore and a whole new cast to control. You get to play with a varying compilation of characters, ..." Read review
08.08.2001

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