The Game Jar: "I can remember the day that Final Fantasy VIII came out. I was on holiday in Majorca and I was gutted I couldn’t play it on release day. That’s right, I was gutted that I was on holiday! The main reason I was so excited about playing it was because at the time, the only title from the series I had played was Final Fantasy VII. As a result, this was like the only sequel to me, and my love for VII only heightened my excitement for VIII."