Retrovolve: "It’s been many years since I played Final Fantasy VIII. I have some trouble recalling the exact details of the game, besides one scene that I remember vividly."
I had a friend who was deeply obsessed with their romance. It was probably one of the few things that pushed me to finish the game. There were times when the game dragged right in the middle, then things got interesting later after that.
I gotta admit, I got a bit emotional when Rinoa starts saying goodbye to Squall and all her friends because she thinks she is going to die, and it switches to an FMV where you can see her breathing slowing down and her eyes getting heavy. And there's no sad music or anything like that. Just the sounds of her breathing getting slower and slower.
Rinoa was annoying and overly clingy at first, but I'm glad this scene slowed things down. It felt real after that.
If she wasn't Squall would had never fell for her or became her Knight.
It was a great scene ruined by an awful sequence of clearing out the ship Ragnorok of space monsters immediately afterward. The Eyes on Me part in the cockpit afterwards should have directly followed the FMV.
It took me forever to figure out how to kill those damn Propagators. I was literally on that ship for hours until I ran out of resources then died. Really wish I read that report the first time....
Killing the Propagators was such a boring and unnecessary part of the game. It was especially frustrating because the rooms in the Ragnarok were narrow, so you would kill one Propagator, then when you went to the next room a different colored Propagator would be RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU so you couldn't avoid battling it. That made killing them in pairs more difficult than it needed to be. Now I know you can kill them in one hit if you Junction 100 Deaths to ST-Atk-J. But I didn't know that when I first played the game. I beat them the looooong way D:
Just a couple of days ago I actually thought about this exact scene. It's a good one.
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