Kotaku: "With FFVII under their belt, the second you load up FFVIII you see for yourselves how educational the entire experience was. Rather than the blocky equivalent of stick figures, we have properly (for the most part) proportioned characters, and a much more detailed world. The FMVs are both more frequent, and better produced. Characters actually show facial movement and emotions on true 3D faces. Building on the legacy of One Winged Angel, FFVIII further expands its use of lyrics in it’s soundtrack. The main sorceress theme is full of ominous chanting and definitely sets their mysterious and foreboding nature."