To this day, Final Fantasy VIII remains one of the least popular title in the series. However, many of its perceived flaws are actually its strengths.
“To this day, Final Fantasy VIII remains one of the least popular title in the series.” One of the best selling games in the franchise is one its least popular entries?
Yes. It sucks
What a facetious moron
FF8 is actually my favourite, I know it has plot holes but the main thing is I had fun playing it and have replayed it several times fully.
@ harmny I’m not a fan of FFVIII either but let’s not pretend it’s some niche entry in the series
Ok. Let's not pretend that. I apologize
It also came off the heels of 7. Definitely didn't hurt it there.
Exactly. Nine on the other hand. Amazing
All anyone can say is that it was one of the most polarizing entries in the series, it's never done badly or been especially hated.
Written by one guy without a backing of millions. Nope FF8 is not the worst.
LOL Oh come on, VIII is far from the worst, it’s one of the best. Just constant nitpickers who want to put it down for whatever reason FFXII, FFXIII, FFXV, FFV, FFII etc are far worse and there’s more but those are debatable
V & XII are both good games. II, X-2, XIII, XIII-2, LR & XV are all worse though.
XII is my favorite in the series.
XII is probably my most disliked in the series following XV and then XIII (yes, I actually like XIII more than XV).
😮 You like one game? More than a different game?!
I cant belive someone who calls himself the final fantasy fanatic would like one final fantasy product more than another final fantasy product
XII wasn't bad what so ever
IMO it was one of the best just like FF7
Besides FF10 FF8 has always been my fave. If FF8 is that bad then stop trying at the game and give up you're just butt hurt some boss probably owned you in the game.
8 was the second best after 7.
Agreed. Great game and it was a huge success so I don't know what the article says it is one of the "least popular in the series". Nonsense really.
The worst is 15
The worst is actually XIII followed by XII.
I love when people speak their opinion as though it's not debatable. My favorite in the series is XII. Guess I don't exist.
How does FFII continue to escape the moniker as the worst mainline Final Fantasy title?
I don't know lol. People forget it exists. That whole game was broken.
Most people didn't play it I guess? I started with 6, so I started during the franchise's golden age, I've been buying the older games on steam as they go on discount though.
1, 2, and 3 are far worse. 4-10 are good. From what I played of 12 , it sucks worse than 13. Haven't played 15 yet.
12 and 15 do suck pretty hard, I still rate 13 above those two.
Not even close. This guy knows XIII exists, right?
I just got to disc 3 So far its just okay Squall went from "Whatever" to "AAAAAAAAAAA RINOA" in like 3 scenes
At least there's good character development the guy goes from miserable to getting the world dumped on him way too fast, leader of his combat school, ultimate mission of defeating someone from the future I'd be like fuck people in this world too and try to find comfort in something which happens to be the one person feeding him affection being his polar opposite and everything he lacks. I'd like to spoil a few things about rinoa and squall that will make some sense as to why he feels that way for her like he does. This game is convoluted but I think that's the beauty of it I've played it multiple times I disliked it at first but every playthrough I've found there's a lot of vagueness that makes sense only after a few playthroughs
I guess that does kinda make sense But im just flabbergasted that the plot twist was "We grew up together, we just forgot about it!"
it wasn't the worst, most were too stupid to understand the junction system
Worst entries? Sorry to break it to you but that title goes to ff13.
Not even close
This is my favorite Final Fantasy along with FF4 and FF6 these 3 are my to go to for the franchise say what you will everyone has their opinions but they are unmatched in overall theme and characters to me the problem with 8 is that it's clearly rushed there's so much potential.. they could have fleshed out the moments of visiting the past through Laguna and the events of sorceress Adel they went by too fast so they leave it vague for us to piece it together. It deserves a remake with rinoa with her powers awakened taking the fight to the future and Ellone taking the fight to the past it could have been a glorious game of chess between timelines with squall and Laguna crossing over. but whatever... it's just like my opinion
The worst Final Fantasy was FF IX. That game was boring and I hated the graphics.
No, that title goes to final fantasy 13.
X-2 is the worst imo
I believe that title belongs to FF XIII..
Current state of games journalism folks.
I'd take FF VIII over FFXIII anyday
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