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Final Fantasy VIII
7.3 out of 10

Final Fantasy VIII

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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
28 May 2010
  • 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
28 May 2010
  • 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
Gameplay 7
6.7
Graphics 8
7.8
Sound 8
7.8
Storyline 7
6.7
Replay value 4
4.4

Final Fantasy VIII

RPG LAND
22 July 2003
  • 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….
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
6.7
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 9
8.9
Storyline 7
6.7
Replay value 2
2.2

Final Fantasy VIII Second Opinion

RPG LAND
22 July 2003
  • Excerpt: This is being written to fill the large void left by our original review of Final Fantasy VIII . The review did take on a fairly unbiased angle, but it did not fully plead the case of those who did not enjoy the game.
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesAreFun
27 April 2003
  • 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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