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Role-playing
Rating: Teen
Published By: Square Electronics Arts
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Specification for Final Fantasy VIII

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Games Role Playing
Main characteristics
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: AdventureRole-Playing
ESRB Rating: T - (Teen)
Other Features
ESRB Descriptor: Animated Violence
Max. Number Of Players: 1
Memory Support: With Memory Support
Control Elements: KeyboardGamepad
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Release Date: August, 1999

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★★★★★

“My personal preference is Final Fantasy VIII over VII...”

Written on: 08/01/2007 by Kevincav (1 review written)

My personal preference is Final Fantasy VIII over VII for a couple of reasons:
1. I scratched the 3rd disk on 7 so I never really got to finish the game within a reasonable time.

2. I'm just a bigger fan of 8 as I had it first and played it more often… Read Full Review

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“Final Fantasy VIII is an excellent PlayStation game....”

Written on: 02/01/2006 by harleyiscute (5 reviews written)

Final Fantasy VIII is an excellent PlayStation game. It is definitely worth the money, and is an all round great game… Read Full Review

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“All in all there's only one word to describe Final...”

Written on: 20/01/2005 by black flaring dragoon (4 reviews written)

All in all there's only one word to describe Final Fantasy VIII: a Masterpiece. Many people will say that it's not so but let's review what a masterpiece is , shall we? It's something that most people enjoy(humm that's one point for FF8), it's original and nothing ressembles it(well everything is this game is unique, the plot, the gameplay even the characters...). It's or was a blockbuster on the market(well at i-don't-know-how-many-millions-of-copies sold you can't argue..)So there you have… Read Full Review

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Tim N's Response to black flaring dragoon's Review

Written on: 17/09/2007

This game saved my sanity when I spent 3 months bed ridden after breaking my neck!
<br/>No sane person can diss this game. WOW.
<br/>Great if you see it about get it!

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“Final Fantasy VIII - I loved this game. I beat it...”

Written on: 15/07/2004 by Bojangles (143 reviews written)

Final Fantasy VIII - I loved this game. I beat it like 20 times, but I haven't played it in a while. The storyline is just breathtaking, a lot of action, and adventure. Great storyline, all the characters are cool, cool and interesting monsters, good weapons, great levels and places to go. Good Gf's. Go and get this game and for the next few days that's all you'll be playing until you beat it… Read Full Review

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Daneee69's Response to Bojangles's Review

Written on: 15/07/2004

As far as FF VIII goes do you feel it was a poor sequel to VII? VIII concentrated too much on providing a "realistic feel" to the characters, instead of using the cartoon feel, like in VII and then IX - which were both, I feel any ways loads better than VIII – perhaps they realised this and reverted back to that look for IX.
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<br>Interesting story all the same but it just didn’t have the same addictiveness.
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<br>VIII did introduce the cards though, hats off a dead addictive little side game in itself!
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<br>Did you mange to get all the cards?

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Gavw's Response to Bojangles's Review

Written on: 21/12/2006

"Cheesy graphics, except when it's a movie, then it looks real, other than that it's bad."
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<br/>In all fairness to the Final Fantasy VIII PlayStation game's graphics, at the time of writing this review they were already 5 years behind the times. In 1999, when this game was released the graphics produced in this game were breathtaking. There is no game released prior to this game that can match its graphic sequences (at least not to my knowledge).

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“The Final Fantasy VIII game has a few gameplay flaws,...”

Written on: 27/12/2003 by hufASJGojcn (1 review written)

The Final Fantasy VIII game has a few gameplay flaws, maily the junction system, however despite the 10 hours of your life taken up by that, this game is well worth a play. It will engrose you (you may have to get over the begining) and leave you wanting more. This game requires alkot of time and effort but I guarantee it is worth it… Read Full Review

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“It only took me 50 hrs of my life to beat both...”

Written on: 11/12/2003 by JonnyBoy 202688 (1 review written)

It only took me 50 hrs of my life to beat both weapons,get all the GF's, and beat the game.And I don't know very many people that could say the same.I hope that Squaresoft comes out with a sequal to FFVIII,but the possibilities of thst happening are very slim, because I know many people that said that 8 sucked,but they just don't know what their talking about.(losers)… Read Full Review

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Zephon's Response to JonnyBoy 202688's Review

Written on: 03/05/2005

Hey man! Your out of you damn mind. Final Fantasy 8 did suck. The first thing is the junction system. It makes that game so easy it isn't any fun. Now, I don't like a game that is so freakin' hard that it is annoying, but I do like something that is mildly hard. It isn't any fun when it is so easy to get on level 99 and have all the GFs and to be so strong that you have no competition. With the juction system you can make yourself really strong in stength and in defenses and in just plain strategy. That is cool and all it is just too easy that it isn't fun enough. The storyline is okay, but I still didn't think too much of it. I will give it credit on the graphics though. The graphics are a lot better than on 7. But so far as difficulty it did suck. It is enough competition to make that game good. A good game must have some difficulty, so you will want to keep playing until you have done almost everything. If it is more difficult it makes the game more fun because you actually have to think of how to do this and that and all that stuff. But like I said earlier, a good game is mildy difficult, not so damn hard it seems impossible to beat. Then it is just annoying. Overall I say 8 isn't that bad of a game it just isn't difficult enough or fun, but the rest of the game is okay.

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★★★★★

“It's the best game I have ever played far out strips...”

Written on: 23/08/2003 by Jack armstrong (3 reviews written)

It's the best game I have ever played far out strips the other r.p.gs in the shops but it is too hard to get upgraded weapons.
The movie clips are amazing like nothing I have ever seen before… Read Full Review

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“After playing Final Fantasy 7, I thought none of of...”

Written on: 20/12/2002 by Mikey. (1 review written)

After playing Final Fantasy 7, I thought none of of the other games in this series could live up to it. I was wrong, real wrong. Final Fantasy 8 takes the best of the old and mixes it with the best of the new. Squaresoft definately increased the quality of the graphics as well as the music. With awesome gameplay, great graphics, touching story line, and a powerful musical score, this gameshold be loved by RPG fans everywhere. It's a real treat!… Read Full Review

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84949_???.'s Response to 59434_Mikey.'s Review

Written on: 01/04/2003

ok, first of all i have no clue which final fantasy your talking about, my guess is final fantasy 10 not 8, 8 is for the PS1 ok? and if your talking about final fantasy 8, the guy isnt the main character in final fantasy eight, in fact HES NOT IN FiNAL FANTASY 8!!!! hes teh main charcter in final fantasy 10 DUH so tidus is the main charcater in FIANL FANTASY 10 rating 1-10 10 being the highest i would say
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<br>FF8- 9
<br>FF10-8 1/2

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Evilhooboo7's Response to 59434_Mikey.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2003

I think that he is right. I loved final fantasy 8 and have bought many things since i completed final fantasy 8. I also didnt think that there would be a game that is better than final fantasy 7 but i was also wrong, I think that the music, graphics, storyline and overall gameplay were unbeatable. the fist time i played i was hooked. any way i give final fantasy an 11\10.

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★★★★★

“No bad points - this is the best game. Has Anyone Got...”

Written on: 13/12/2002 by unborn7000. (1 review written)

No bad points - this is the best game. Has Anyone Got The PC Game In The World Email Me If Your Gonna Sell It… Read Full Review

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“I have wasted 250 hours of my goddam life on this...”

Written on: 28/11/2002 by sard. (1 review written)

I have wasted 250 hours of my goddam life on this junk. Dont get it, cos you will get hooked and before you know it, you will be 16. oh well, Im off for a skate. see ya!… Read Full Review

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183287_Dwiggle2003's Response to sard.'s Review

Written on: 03/02/2005

I know what your talking about FF8 wasted my teenage life too. I was hooked.

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“Final Fantasy VIII from Squaresoft (for the Sony...”

Written on: 31/10/2002 by lil_thug2458. (1 review written)

Final Fantasy VIII from Squaresoft (for the Sony Playstaion 2) is REALLY long, so if you're not up for it, than don't play. O ya, hard to get GFs too, especially the one where you have to fight in a magical lamp, what is it?, o ya, DIABLOS… Read Full Review

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