Excerpt: Final Fantasy VIII picked up a lot of love and hate. The game set out to break most of the usual RPG rules, and succeeded in accomplishing that task. It notably failed to make the new rules a lot of fun, and its attempted innovations have not been stolen by other developers over the years.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy VIII seems to be a love or hate experience. The game features some fundamental differences from others in the series that when understood make for a very enjoyable game. Perhaps the game's biggest failing is that these nonconformities are not highlighted well enough. On the surface, Final Fantasy VIII appears to be straightforward, but deep down is where the differences really shine... well, at least in terms of gameplay.
Excerpt: To many people, Final Fantasy VIII is something of an awkward little brother. It isn't that the game is poorly made. It has many fine qualities that still hold up well today after nearly ten years on the market.
Excerpt: 1997 was a very important year for RPGs. Final Fantasy VII landed- no, crashed into the living rooms of video-gamers worldwide and changed the very meaning of interactive cinema. It had an award-winning combination of characters that you would truly admire and care for, and an epic quest spanning dozens of idyllic locales all pre-rendered to near-perfection.
Excerpt: A steaming locomotive comes to a grinding halt within a colossal Shinra Mako Reactor. As Cloud Strife – ex-SOLDIER extraordinaire – flips off the roof of one of its many carriages, he not only marks the beginning of an epic quest for truth and discovery, but sows the seeds of an incredible legacy to follow.
Excerpt: The release of Final Fantasy VII on the Sony PlayStation rocked the world with 3D graphics never before seen in any Final Fantasy title, mind-blowing cinematic summons and an epic story with a spiky haired protagonist that one could never forget. Two years later, Square has taken it a step further with itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s latest installment in the infamous role playing series, Final Fantasy VIII.
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 "the" script hidden somewhere at home. Movies just seem to have this hook on people that makes them want to be involved in the industry some way, some how.
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 panned as a poorly written obnoxious piece of CG fluff by the public and press alike. As far as I'm concerned, there isn't much that goes right with FF8 .
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.