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Final Fantasy VIII
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Final Fantasy VIII

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Final Fantasy VIII – Review

GameCritics.com
5 May 2006
  • Excerpt: There is a saying that everyone wants to be a filmmaker. And if you don't, then you probably want to be a writer. Okay, this doesn't apply to everyone, but I bet that in any given room, at any time, there's going to be at least one person there who is just dying to get in the movie business with...
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Final Fantasy VIII – Second Opinion

GameCritics.com
5 May 2006
  • Excerpt: In a word: "overrated." Alongside games like Tomb Raider and Resident Evil , Final Fantasy VIII ( FF8 ) will go down in my book as one of the most overrated games of all-time. I'm convinced that if this role-playing game (RPG) did not bear the Final Fantasy moniker, it would have been universally...
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Control 9
8.5

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RPGFan
12 September 2005
  • Excerpt: "And on the eighth day, God created the sequel." I read that advertisement in the back section of a gaming magazine in the summer of 1999, and it nailed the feeling most gamers had as the release of Final Fantasy VIII approached.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.8
Sound 9
9.3
Storyline 9
8.5
Control 8
8.0

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RPGFan
9 September 2005
  • Excerpt: The widespread success of Final Fantasy VII cannot be overstated. Though the backlash of hate against the game's popularity and its fanbase is notorious, it cannot halt the widespread love for the game.
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Overall 10
9.5

Final Fantasy VIII

Playstation Illustrated
27 August 2005
  • Excerpt: Square is the graphics god. They own more SGI machines than anyone else in the planet, and my lord, they put them to good use. FF8 has some of the most gorgeous cutscenes in any game, ever. The dance scene will have your jaw on the floor.
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Overall 9
8.9

Final Fantasy VIII

Just RPG
24 July 2005
  • Excerpt: Review Date: October 25, 2002 Final Fantasy games have it pretty tough. They're often compared to other Final Fantasy games, which isn't an easy task for any game. A lot of fans, including me to some extent, found VIII a bit of a disappointment, but it's by no means a bad game.
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Overall 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 10
10
Sound 10
9.8
Control 10
10
Addiction 10
10

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PSX Extreme
27 October 2004
  • Excerpt: Yes I know this game is old and don't think that we at PSXextreme have just received this game because we've had it since it's release. Square has always been known for making quality RPG's, and they have struck gold yet again with FF7.
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Overall 7
7.3

Final Fantasy VII

Into Liquid Sky
27 April 2004
  • Excerpt: Final Fantasy 7 tells the story of Cloud Strife, and Ex-Soldier who's helping out a resistance group by the name of Avalanche against the government/corporation Shin-Ra. Cloud begins out as a self-centered, apathetic gun for hire but becomes more entrapped in the story as both Shin-Ra and the evil...
  • Pros: Large, involving story, Excellent FMVs, Materia system allows for a lot of customization
  • Cons: Inconsistent graphics, Plot seems to have some holes in it
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Overall 9
9.1

Final Fantasy VIII

Into Liquid Sky
27 April 2004
  • Excerpt: FF8 is a shockingly different version of the Final Fantasy formula. Instead of castles and knights, FF8's world is filled with neo-futuristic villages, space ships and soldiers. What starts off as a small exercise by the Garden, leads Squall and his allies into a deeper plot started by the sorceress...
  • Pros: Grand FMVs, Junction/Draw system is a great change of pace, Card Game is addictive
  • Cons: Drawing magic gets a bit tedious, Maybe too many menus
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesAreFun
24 March 2004
  • Excerpt: From the opening CG movie to the incredible in-game graphics, it was obvious that, at least graphically, Final Fantasy VIII had raised the bar once again. The movies within Final Fantasy VIII were simply the best available on the Playstation at the time.
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