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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CrimsonWing69245d 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?

andy85245d ago

I'd like it remastered I know that 😂

CrimsonWing69244d ago (Edited 244d 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.

shinoff2183244d 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.

CrimsonWing69244d ago (Edited 244d 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.

Snookies12244d ago (Edited 244d ago )

Lol! A bit late to the party on that one? Honestly, it still holds up extremely well. It's a fantastic game to this day. As long as you can get over the giant cube hands character models. If you've got a PC, you can even mod it quite extensively if you want to. I've seen some mods that make it look like a completely remade game.

VersusDMC244d ago

The redone character models made this a must buy for me as a FFVIII fan. Turning off random encounters was also nice.

Would love if they gave this treatment to to Parasite Eve 1 and 2.

jznrpg244d ago

I want Vagrant Story first and foremost but I’d be happy with those as well.


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_drake209d ago

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

shinoff2183209d 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.

kevco33209d 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.

shinoff2183208d 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.

andy85208d 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.

shinoff2183208d 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_Scum208d ago

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

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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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Knightofelemia940d 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.

celohill940d 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.

CrimsonWing69939d 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_dam939d 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.

Michiel1989940d 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.

masterfox940d 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.


CrimsonWing69939d 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.