Final Fantasy VIII is the Best Final Fantasy

Gamemoir’s Nick D. makes a case for Final Fantasy VIII being the pinnacle of the series in this eighth segment& #160;of a 14 part feature “Every Final Fantasy is the Best Final Fantasy“.

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Summons752992d ago

Definitely one of the best.

DreadGara2992d ago

IMO Story wise, it's one of the worst I would say. FF 8 is a Boy band / Titanic based story line & characters.
Other than that it's a decent final fantasy game for sure.

Rebel_Scum2992d ago

Agreed fella. Terrible story. Dull characters apart from maybe Laguna and his posse. There's no character development for anyone in your crew apart from Squall and Rinoa. Yawn.

I'm playing through it now on Vita after having smashed FFVII. I feel the same way about it now as I did when it came out. Its not a great FF. Its ok/meh.

ninsigma2992d ago

I wasn't the biggest fan of this one. Played it up to the end. Story wasn't that great I felt. Certainly not extremely interesting for me and I didnt really care for the characters. Game play was good though and it looks good for a ps1 game. I enjoyed my playthrough but for me it wasn't anything special.

Kurisu2992d ago

I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if it wasn't for the junction system. Didn't like that at all.

Jyndal2992d ago

Bullsh*t. VII completely rewrote what the series was supposed to be. Even though I personally enjoy IX the best, I still have to tip my hat to what VII did for the series. VIII was, in my opinion, a placeholder. It had nothing to contribute to the Final Fantasy experience, and in fact I believe it detracted form the 'fantasy' side of it, and tried to steer more towards the western style RPG market. I'm sure that there are those that will disagree, but Final Fantasy VII poured a life into this series that has not been seen before or since (so much so that there's a remake taking place).

ninsigma2992d ago

It's ok dude, they've written an article for every ff game up to 8 now with the same title. They're just making points of why each one is great.

Here's the one they have for 7: http://gamemoir.com/opinion...

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10 PS1 Games That Actually Need A Remake

With hundreds of games, some of which are considered to be classics that hold up to this day, you’ve got the pick of the litter when it comes to choosing a potential remake

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RaidenBlack100d ago

^This. THIS!
Stop remaking PS4 games!
Remake PS1 and PS2 games à la FF7R, RE1, Mafia, Half Life style ....
Make Legend of Dragoon, Legacy of Kain etc Remakes happen

darthv7299d ago

Legend of Dragoon... WTH is Sony doing just letting this one squander?

-Foxtrot99d ago

I wonder if their mindset is like “meh we have Final Fantasy what’s the point of our own JRPG”

FinalFantasyFanatic99d ago

Square-Enix had a long period there where it seems they didn't know what to do with Final Fantasy, I think that time period would have been a good time to revisit their classics and remake them. Now it seems they're going full steam ahead with the franchise, so they have less reason to revisit those older games. I wouldn't mind if they subcontracted them out to other developers, that and I don't trust SE to remake their older games.

Cacabunga99d ago

Simply because i do not think it will succeed.. maybe a bad example but e we got Medievil remake after many years fans have beg asking... result is It flopped hard. Remaking a JRPG is so risky. Only a bunch of hardcore gamers who played the original would buy it. If Sony put even more budget into it then it’s even more risky.

As i suggested before, i think they should start remaking like square did with Star Ocean. Or something similar to Octopath Traveller. Build up some hype and try on higher scale later on..

Terry_B99d ago

Let me tell you about PS1 games that should get a remake actually.

Jumping Flash (As a VR game)
Ridge Racer 1-4 as Ridge Racers 3..just like the pretty perfect PSP RR1.-2 games but with even more content
Cardinal Sin which was full of nice ideas for its time but was plagued by technical limitations
Bushido Blade ^^ just like CS
Bust A Groove.
WWF Attitude. With the same roster, same voices,Only slightly updated gameplay but current gen graphics
Dynasty Warriors..yes the fighting game that was similar to Tekken 2 while it had weapons.As nice as the DW games are..its a shame they never released a new fighting game

And while I am at it.

Thrill Kill ...hell yes.

KyRo99d ago

Ah Thrill Kill, the game that was banned/cancelled but everyone had played 😂 what a throwback!

darthv7299d ago

jumping Flash would make a great VR game. Im actually quite surprised nobody has thought to do that one... even on the indie side for something like the meta quest.

GhostMirror99d ago

Big yes to Jumping Flash! and Ridge Racer revivals. Bushido Blade was cool as well; it was pretty deep and so much different from other fighting games at the time. Einhander was another good non-RPG from Square, which was kind of rare for them in that era.

Didn’t Thrill Kill eventually get re-skinned and released with a Wu-Tang Clan license? 😂

FinalFantasyFanatic99d ago

I miss Ridge Racer so much, give me a new game or at least a collection of the older games! I had a blast playing Ridge Racer PSP on my PS4 a few months back.

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FinalFantasyFanatic99d ago

I cannot understand the current business practice of remaking games from the previous generation, especially when they are very much playable today and still hold up well, it's even worse when people are willing buying them again. The PS1 generation is so ripe for remakes, I know more than a few people who would clamour for a Xenogears remake, or almost any game from that list.

Ravenkiss99d ago

and Valkyrie Profile Lenneth. They did Star Ocean 1 & 2 R already, VPL should get the same treatment.

Redgrave99d ago

I assume this to mean that you aren't considering the PSP port to be the remake in this statement? Like a remake of that one?

FinalFantasyFanatic99d ago

That version is quite old though, that was 18 years ago, so doing a remake in the vain of Star Ocean might be worth it (I did not think the PSP was that old until I looked it up).

Knightofelemia99d ago

I'd be down for FF8, and Xenogears. But I would also be down for Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. And I wish Namco would get off their ass and remake or remaster the Xenosaga trilogy.

FinalFantasyFanatic99d ago

There's been talk of a Xenosaga trilogy on the proviso that there was enough demand, I hope that actually happens one day.

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