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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Excerpt: There has never been a game that has had such a hard time proving it self to fans of its series than Final Fantasy VIII does. This game has the most mixed emotions about its appeal then any other RPG known to man. So saying all that, this review is done on a completely unbiased fashion….