Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered earlier tonight. We now have a little bit of information as to what’s new. First, the game can be sped up by 3x in 3x speed mode (excluding movies).
I wish Crisis Core would get remastered
Never going to happen unless they completely removed gackt from the game... But that's never going to happen because he's a main plot point... This is why we don't license Superstars likenesses for games
Just replace the character.
Skippable summon animation would be nice.
Itd defeat the purpose of the "Boost" ability though.
Not really, time saved vs more damage. It would make me use summons again. After playing the game for at least over 5 times, I didn't use the summons anymore because I was tired of watching the animations. I wouldn't mind not getting full possible damage.
I always sucked at boost so I wouldn't miss it.
Or dont summon
I don't, watching the same animation over and over is sickening.
Better get use to not summoning
Just keep 1 or 2 on low health and you have unlimited Limit Breaks, no need for summons. In FFVIII you can abuse the system and get OP insanely fast if you know how it works. Drawing magic was always a pain in the ass, until you figured out how to get all magic through item refining.
But you never need to use summons the entire game... They're a waste of time really.... Not when all you need to do is draw the right magic to boost your strength through the roof and fight as little as possible... All the enemies level with you... So no point in leveling... Just draw and abuse until finish...
The most underrated finally getting its due
I hope 9 is next. I think it's the best of the PS1 era. But, FF8 does tend to get overlooked as well. Both have plenty of fans either way though.
IX was already remastered. The remastered version is the one available on current gen consoles and PC. However, if you have it on PC, there is a mod that has AI enhanced backgrounds. It looks QUITE incredible. Best thing is, even if you have a crappy old laptop it'll run just fine. Just grab your favorite controller, plug the HDMI into the TV/receiver and then you're golden!
Isn't that just a port of the PC version, like the original 7 and 8?
Ff9 is the most underrated... Ff8 is the most overrated
Uh, backwards... Everyone and their dog thinks 9 is the best thing since sliced bread. Sadly that bread is gross, and 8 really is overlooked because everyone is/was so stuck on 7.
Stoked for this with all the bonus cheats. Hopefully it'll make the weird leveling system more enjoyable.
Leveling was the same as in any other final fantasy, you gain exp you level up. I think you refer to the junction system, but are you implying they should change the most unique thing about this game? No, thank you. When they first announced it I was a bit skeptical, but now that I look at the screenshots im pretty pleased with how it looks. Feels a bit weird buying this game for the 6th time, but what can a ps1 FF addict do? :(
No, levelling in FFVIII is different in the sense that monsters level up with you. I think that's what Joker was referring to.
that's not what I call leveling, but yes the world does scale along.with the player I don't really mind if they add changes for systems some people have problems with or don't like, as long as I can play it as it was so many years back with updated graphics (and 3x speed for drawing).
FF8 made leveling pointless as enemies leveled with you. They actually added abilities to stop you from leveling up and in staying lower leveled made the game way easier. You could still junction high magic to stats and fight low level enemies. That was the whole point in farming for exp in other FF games, so you could get the upper hand on enemies. I'm saying with the new ability to basically run a "God Mode" you wont have to worry about leveling or not and just enjoy the story.
In the PC version you optionally start with a stock of 99 of most minor and medium tier spells to junction for stats so you are overpowered right off the bat if you want to be.
Not the biggest fan of the series. Only got into 6,7, 9, 12 (favorite of the series) and the tactics titles. Heard good things about 8, but never tried it. Seems a good reason to give it a try.
Just don't expect the plot to make much sense...
The plot is fucked but entertaining and it's very much like Inception in some ways.
Huge fan of ff7 but, I can't see myself spending 60 x 2 or 3 (depending on The amt of episodes) in order to complete a game. This possibly sets a bad precedent going fwd
It's gonna be massive. The first episode is, what did he say? 2 blu-ray discs of content?
This article is about the FF8 Remaster.
This keeps happening in FF8 articles. Do schools not teach Roman numerials anymore? Lol
masterpiece, day one
It does not appear to have aged well, and the trailer did not do it any favors. Looked like bad PS2 era CD FMV animations. Very very bad.
it was a PS1 game, what do you expect? Noob
I agree! What's the point of calling it a remaster, when it's just basically enhanced. Higher resolution ,better textures, and some different features, is not really a remaster.
Are you confusing a remaster with a remake? You literally just described a remaster.
What you describe is pretty much what a remaster is.
what a noob.
that's pretty much an exact definition of a remaster
I'm really hoping iplay1up2 is just being sarcastic...
Hopefully FF8 gets the same treatment as FF7 is getting in the form of a remake
Yeah but look how long it took them to even consider a remake for FF7, and the development time. If they do a FF8 remake, it's a loong time from now. I'll be in my 40s
I hope it will. I'm really worried them going the the extra mile and doing a remaster means they'll skip VIII for IX when it comes to the next remake.
I love Final Fantasy 8 but to be honest its actually a depressing game.
The backgrounds look the same and it still has that jerrky look to it.
They haven't showed the non-battle backgrounds yet. I'm sure the actual location backgrounds will look much better. The battle backgrounds were always pretty barebones by comparison.
They should really just focus on ff7 and forget what ever happen after it
probably a different team
If I was a video game I would want to be this one.
wish itwas mobile.
I might have the unpopular opinion on this but I feel this may have been opportunity to jump on a remake train again and enhance the whole experience. There has been so many fans wondering why VIII could never get any love and it’s remake version would get as much hype as VII.
So did they find the long lost source code or is this a weird hack job?
Good question, although I suppose only time will tell. They could have done the same thing the developers did for the Spyro remaster. Those games original source code was also lost but they invented a new way to get it back essentially.
They likely extracted everything from the PC version.
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