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8.8 out of 10

Final Fantasy VIII

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Overall 8
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Graphics 8
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Sound 8
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Storyline 4
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Originality 8
8.0

An Abnormal Fantasy

RPGamer
1 March 2010
  • 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.
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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. Simply put, there was no way that Square's latest effort was going to meet expectations. Say what you will about VII, but it revolutionized the RPG (for better or worse) and single-handedly brought the genre into the mainstream.
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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 Sephiroth, a former war hero gone bad, threaten to destory the world.
  • 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 8
8.0

Expert Review

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. Square’s trademark graphical showcases, the summoning spells (going under the moniker of Guardian Force’s this time around), actually improved upon the look of FFVII’s summoning spells.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

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. Square’s trademark graphical showcases, the summoning spells (going under the moniker of Guardian Force’s this time around), actually improved upon the look of FFVII’s summoning spells.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

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. Square’s trademark graphical showcases, the summoning spells (going under the moniker of Guardian Force’s this time around), actually improved upon the look of FFVII’s summoning spells.
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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 8
7.9

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Recenze-her.cz
12 September 2009
  • Summary: "Jednou z nejznámìjších her, které pocházejí ze Zemì vycházejícího slunce, je Final Fantasy. Její už osmé pokraèování se doèkalo menšího pøepracování. Autoøi se rozhodli zmìnit systém kouzlení magic point, zmìnily vzhled postav, ty jsou realistiètìjší, pøijatelnìjší pro evropského hráèe a hlavnì se zmìnil dìj. Tyto zmìny zapøíèinily, že hra si získala ohromné množství fanouškù i mimo Japonsko.
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Overall 8
8.0

Final Fantasy VIII - Um sucesso do PlayStation, mesmo dividindo opiniões!

GAMEINFO
11 November 2007
  • Conclusion: Conclusão: Apesar de não ser um jogo que conseguiu agradar a todos, Final Fantasy VIII ainda sim vendeu horrores na época em que foi lançado. Para aqueles que gostam do jogo, ele é considerado até como um dos episódios preferidos da série. Inquestionavelmente, Final Fantasy VIII é um sucesso do PlayStation, mesmo tendo dividido opiniões entre os fãs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Final Fantasy VIII

Geek Culture
26 February 2001
  • Conclusion: Final Fantasy VIII er dog bestemt ikke et d�rligt spil. For under kr. 200 er her en �ske med timevis af underholdning til de spillere, der har t�lmodighed til at f�lge med i historien.
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