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: 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. While I liked the game myself, this “second opinion” will try to make the review more complete.
Excerpt: Seeing as this 8th instalment of the Final Fantasy franchise just hit the million seller mark, I guess I’d better comment on it. Truth is, I’m not really the best type of critic for Role Playing Games (RPGs) such as this as I’ve never enjoyed the lengthy amounts of poorly scripted text/dialogue nor the plodding turn-based battle sequences in the first place.