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Final Fantasy VIII: The big game-changer of the entire series

Few people really know how important Final Fantasy VIII is to the series as a whole and why it is so different from the games that the series itself presents to us. That's what Final Fantasy Crystal is going to bring here in this special. A real research into the development of Final Fantasy VIII.

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Knightofelemia947d ago

My second favorite Final Fantasy entry next to Final Fantasy X always had fun playing the card game, loved going into space and rescue Rinoa. The way they added game sprites to the FMV was awesome always loved the intro the Guardian Forces had. I think Parasite Eve uses the same engine as Final Fantasy 8 which is another favorite of mine. I love Eyes On Me song. I just imported the PS4 port of Final Fantasy 8 and I also have Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy 8 cartridge for my Switch. I even bought the Final Fantasy 8 Sound track off a buddy near mint condition only used three times.

celohill947d ago

It's everyone who really play through the story of Final Fantasy VIII and they don't know how incredible this story is. Final Fantasy Crystal will launch soon an special talking every single detail in story of Final Fantasy VIII to create a nostalgia place. Final Fantasy VIII story is beautiful. Some people think that's is about love, but it's not. It is about what happen after you fall in love. Is just fantastic.

CrimsonWing69947d ago

Can you explain further what you mean about the story not being about love?

My interpretation was it was absolutely a romance story. You have someone who was an introverted loner who discovers that people in his life matter and learning the value of someone you love and then not wanting to lose that person and be alone again.

got_dam947d ago

It's about love. But not just romance. It's about learning to love yourself, and learning to accept the love of others. It's the kind of story that wouldn't have worked as well if the main cast wasn't mostly teenagers. It's my favorite in the series. The game has all kinds of warts to he sure but I love it. The junction system was broken but still very compelling. I've never played a game that you can break so thoroughly. By the time I reach disc 2 it's already a massive power fantasy. Not the first time I played it, but I got more and more familiar with the possibilities with each playthrough.

Michiel1989947d ago

FF8 is my favorite, but i really wasnt a big fan of the space rescue mission, or how they handled the latter part of the story at all. basically once you are 80% through the game, they introduce the real plot, it felt a bit cheap and rushed. The rest of the game made up for that tenfold over though, it has my favorite OST, triple triad, the junction system (yeah when you cheese it, its not great) and amazing visuals.

Would love to see a remake of it at some point, but i guess thats wishful thinking.

masterfox947d ago

FFVII and FVIII are my legendary Final Fantasy games of all time, played 9 and 10 , great FF games but not Legendary status as 7 and 8 imo, FFVIII card game so addictive got collect them all for super powerful spells, epic soundtrack , still remember Laguna's epic battle theme, or how about last boss theme with Ultimecia?, I really thought Sephiroth's battle themes couldn't be surpass, but oh man!, still not sure it surpass it but the music in FF VIII is up there with same high quality as VII. If there is a old past FF games I would love to play or have it remade is FF VI just because this amazing intro, something tells me this is an epic adventure as well like 7 and 8.

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CrimsonWing69947d ago

FF6 through 9 are the best FF games for me, we’ll go ahead and lump FF7 Remake into the mix. Like each one was incredible in their own way. After that it just hasn’t been the same to me.

thejigisup947d ago

Final fantasy on the PsOne was always very good. The draw system was interesting, broken but interesting. Final fantasy 9 was also really good. Wish we could return to that Era, just briefly.

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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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RaidenBlack111d 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

darthv72111d ago

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

-Foxtrot111d ago

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

FinalFantasyFanatic110d ago

@-Foxtrot,
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.

Cacabunga110d 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_B111d 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
Xenogears
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.

KyRo111d ago

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

darthv72111d 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.