GE writes: "The revelation of Squall's father came when I sat down to play Final Fantasy VIII as an adult, and I realized the game was practically handing the evidence over on a silver platter."
I thought it was pretty obvious, even when I played it as a 10 year old. It was hinted pretty damn strongly throughout the game. I think the parallel story lines between them was the biggest hint itself. Never the less, it was a fantastic game. Any reason is a good reason to replay my fav (or 2nd fav... Damn FF6) final fantasy!
it's obvious to anyone that could read. I was a little older than the author however, I was 11.
Quite obvious, but some people could have easily misunderstood. The scene when they land ragnarok i thought kiros and ward was talking about rinoa's parents and not squalls.
Was this actually a shock to anyone? Not to be condescending but i figured this was pretty obvious and knew this even as a kid?
When it rains (Raine) in a lagoon (Laguna) a squall is formed...
This is why FFVIII needs a sequel. A lot of stuff need to be made clear even after how much the game has already given. FFVIII sequel would be awesome!
I think that's a huge problem with modern day story telling. There's too much explanation. Nothing is left to the imagination. I don't want Laguna and Raines relationship explained in full. It's sweet the way it is. I don't want an explanation of continuation of the ending. It's one of the best endings in the series. Have we forgotten midichlorians already?
I agree. I loved that Laguna and Raine's romance is subtle and never fully explained. We (as the player) don't even realize just how far their romance went until the very end of the game where Laguna visits a grave, and you assume it must be Julia's grave he is finally visiting, but it is revealed to be Raine's grave and she has Laguna's last name! So not only were they in a serious relationship, they were married! It's one of my favorite moments in the game, because not only had Raine become the most important woman in Laguna's life (rather than him continuing to pine for Julia), but you realize there's a bigger reason that Laguna risked his life to rescue Ellone from Esthar - she was his adopted daughter now. It's such a short and simple scene, yet it explains so much about Laguna's past.
I am talking about Squall and Rinoa side of things. The sorceress and knight. You never know people might go after Rinoa and Squall with side with her.
There's almost NOTHING in VIII that's left unclear when you finish the game. With the sole exception of Ultimecia's identity- it's NOT Rinoa- there aren't any loose ends to be tied up.
I'd buy an HD remake of this game if it ever came out.
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