Final Fantasy VIII Remastered originally planned as just a direct port

Square Enix took a while to announce Final Fantasy VIII Remastered due to a last-minute shift in its development, as it was originally planned to roll out as just a direct port to current-generation consoles.

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CrimsonWing691848d ago

I'm glad they decided to remaster it.

Asuka1848d ago

Same. As mentioned it is the 20th anniversary so it should get the extra attention. Can't wait to pick this up.

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Nerdmaster1848d ago

If only they changed the infamous plot twist, reworked the leveling system and enemy scaling, changed the opening that's full of spoilers, and made Squall grow gradually instead of turning into a model hero at the last minute, it could become one of the best games in the series.

-Foxtrot1848d ago

"If only they changed the infamous plot twist"

It's not that bad seriously, every FF has some silly twist.

" changed the opening that's full of spoiler "

You mean one of the best intros...no thanks

"and made Squall grow gradually instead of turning into a model hero at the last minute"

LOL. They did NOT do a sudden change last minute, he grows very carefully in each disc, the dialogue and actions are all present. He's one of the best developed FF characters going.

pietro12121847d ago

It was a realistic portrayal of how you would expect teenagers to act, and I loved FFVIII for that reason.

FalconofLucis981847d ago (Edited 1847d ago )

@pietro Yet you shit on FFX for the same reason with Tidus being realistically whiny growing up without a father figure 😂 gotta to love the FF fanbase

Nerdmaster1847d ago

I don't remember such bad plot twist in other games in the series. Or at least not as out of left field as FFVIII's. There were badly worked twists like Vanille's origin in XIII, or Kain's double betrayal in IV, but nothing "are they serious?" like the "orphanage / GF use / Irvine plot hole" in VIII.

Awesome trailer, bad intro. It would be a little better if it played before the title screen, since it's expected in JRPGs for the video before the title screen to show some spoilers and whatnot. But since it's displayed after selecting "New game", it's just out of place. Showing Edea before we even know anything about the story, Seifer as a villain (making his betrayal and transformation from "a jerk but still a teammate" to "the enemy's pawn" lose any impact it could have), Squall and Rinoa almost embracing... all between selecting "New game" and controlling the protagonist for the first time, just doesn't make any sense.

pietro12121847d ago

FalconofLucis98 Dude, I asked you before to start making crap First off I never said anything about the cast of FFX. Btw you don't need to reply on every single comment I make on here.

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Elda1848d ago

Glad they made that decision.

ninsigma1848d ago

Would love if they did a physical version.

Platformgamer1848d ago

port or remaster, i'm glad ff8 is back


Final Fantasy Games That Deserve the Remake Treatment

Final Fantasy has a long running history with numerous numbered titles and spin-offs, but which games stand to benefit from a remake?

gold_drake216d ago

i feel like all of them.
well except 2 haha.

shinoff2183216d ago

Agreed. Ff2 though can be made better, so it's not entirely a lost cause. Ff8 will gets its time. I do wish they'd do the old ones. From ff10 and up those ones still hold up pretty well.

kevco33215d ago

Honestly, I've always felt that VII and up 'hold up well' in that regard. The early 3D games just needed a cosmetic update. But the FFVII Remake is so different to the original in execution that a lot of games could be done in a similar fashion and feel far more modern.

I'm not saying that's a good or bad thing (that depends on your personal preference!), just that they could feel very different.

shinoff2183215d ago

Kevco I liked remake but I think your right. Idda been happy with a 1 to 1 remake that looked like ever crisis to. Or both

I'd just love I square would one day give us a turned based one with today's graphics. I can't really think of a jrpg that does that.

andy85215d ago

I'd rather the 13 trilogy just be ported tbh. No matter what you think if it, it shouldn't be the only numbered offline games not playable on new consoles. But naturally I'd play the **** out of 8-12 remakes.

shinoff2183215d ago

I do agree. I'd give it another shot even though I didn't like it at first. My taste change over time. Gta 4 for instance I was so disappointed it lacked so much of what san andreas had I didn't play it for like 5 years. One day went to a semi pro football game(American football) came home drunk and decided to try 4 again. I actually liked it after giving it a fair shot.

Rebel_Scum215d ago

Just make new games. Not every game needs to be remade.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Review [PSLegends]

It's a rare privilege to be able to delve back through gaming history to review one of the greatest games of all time.

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CrimsonWing69251d ago

It’s a great game, but uh, this is like a really old release. Not sure why you felt the need to put a review up for it now. Are you going to do a review on Parasite Eve?

andy85251d ago

I'd like it remastered I know that 😂

CrimsonWing69250d ago (Edited 250d ago )

Oh I’m with you. I was thinking the other day I wish we had an FF Tactics Remake or HD Remaster. What I’m hoping is Square ports over their PS1 library to PS5. Like Remasters or Remakes with trophy support. God, I’d love to play Einhander at some point.

shinoff2183250d ago

Final fantasy tactics and ff9 are the only games that haven't released of that leaked Nvidia list from a few years ago. Far as I know everything else has been released.

Far as the review maybe it was their first time playing it. I'd give it a 8.5 or so personally.

CrimsonWing69250d ago (Edited 250d ago )

Yea, it’s a 9 for me, personally. 5-10 are the best, in my opinion.

As for the leaks, I remember seeing something for FF Tactics but it’s starting to bum me out nothing official has dropped.

I was playing Tactics Ogre and it just made me wish for The War of the Lions.