For Throwback Tuesday this week, PlayStationer take a look back at Final Fantasy VIII which had the very tough task of following PS1 classic Final Fantasy VII. Read our thoughts on how it got on!
My favorite game of all time.
i still have the game :(
I do too. I got an unopened one as well. haha
I have a digital copy, the original disc copy (with the faces on each disc), and a newer disc copy with SE on it. So yeah, 3 copies for me. Lol, I have the same thing going for VII and IX as well though...
VIII and VII were the best ones :(
I have very fond memories... of Triple Triad.
BRING BACK CARDS! I'd love cards in FFXV...
Best FF game Shame it's always over shadowed by FF7 and then you get those die hard FF7 fans nitpicking the game to death when it reality the game pretty much does everything better then it. Loved Squalls character development the most, it was amazing. This is basically why I want a FF7 remake....so they will do a FF8 one after
I don't know I really liked this system The draw system was great draw Ultima, ad it to your weapon Boom Not to mention zell's ultimate limit break
Zell's limit break was one of the best in the whole FF franchise. I love doing those combos
What's everyone's favorite book to read during the unskippable summon animations?
You summon them? They're only good for equipping nothing else lol
I'm struggling with my FF backlog so I'm posing this conundrum to you all.
(History) I was there for FF1 on NES and when FFiv made it to the states as FF2 on SNES but then college and crap got in the way and I didn't play a FF until a buddy got me hooked on XI (free/clear 2yrs now). Now I'm struggling with tying myself over between the XIV Beta weekends cuz I'm jonesin' for FF.
Thanks to a PS+ sale a bit ago, I purchased FF Orgins, FFv, FFvi, FFvii, FFviii, and FFix. I'm only assuming they are all stand-alones so the number sequence makes no nevermind to me.
Which of these should I start playing first?
Final Fantasy 8 of course. realy is a great game. My favorite of them all.
I would say 8 first but then you played the best so I would say play 9 which is my 2nd fav ff then play 8 last so it will blow your socks off!
Of the one's you mentioned, my favorites were 6, 7, and 8. I also really liked 10. I didn't dislike 1, 2, 5, or 9. But, I liked the others more.
Sounds like 8 is the consensus, so far. I'll give it a go tonight.
I only ever played FF11 as well. Just started FF7 as my first Final Fantasy game about 5 days ago. I'm not that far into it...maybe 2 hours or so but I really like almost everything about it so far. The music is really good, the mood and setting and characters are likable and not annoying....at least yet. The only thing I don't like about it is not knowing where to go next. Hard to explain but it's like they expect you to know where to go next for everything without ever really indicating anything. I don't want it to hold my hand but a few hints or tips or keys or something here and there to let me know I'm on the right track would be nice. Maybe it's the fact I like the story so I just want to see what happens next, and not get lost in the mean time. Other than that ( which I blame on it's age..being a 90's rpg) it's a solid game that I'm glad I'm finally getting to experience.
I totally forgot but I gave FF7 a go on my PSP a long time ago. I didn't get as far as you because I felt kinda the same way about not knowing the next step.
@Nevers If you're worried about that, you'll hate 1 and 2. Very little direction is given, at all. With 4, and everything after, I think plenty of direction is given.
I think I'm going to go with this order:
8 > 7 > 9 ... then I'll be in a quandery again or so immersed in FFxiv that it will be a non-issue.
My favourite FF game, I'm still trying to figure it out why people love more FF7 instead of FF8...
It might just be because it was the first Final Fantasy game a lot of people played and so it stuck with them.
Could be. I first played 8, then I tried 7 and it looked very ugly for me (I finished it anyways). But the graphical improvement from 7 to 8 was huge
Had one of the best "traveling" music tracks in gaming history. It actually made moving furniture into my new apartment fun.... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
music is great. Last week was Nobuo Uematsu with the Distant Worlds orchestra and it was AMAZING to hear "Don't Be Afraid" from this game.
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