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Final Fantasy VIII

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Overall 9
9.0

Final Fantasy VII

Thunderbolt Games
24 October 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 10
9.5
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 8
8.0

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Game Freaks 365
9 July 2006
  • 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 it’s latest installment in the infamous role playing series, Final Fantasy VIII.
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9.8
Control 10
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Addiction 10
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PSX Extreme
8 April 2006
  • 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 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
9 September 2005
  • 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. There are two points I'd like to make to demonstrate that FFVII, as its own franchise, is alive and well. First, of course, is the existence of "The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.
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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. The character models themselves are much improved from the anime style of the FF7 characters in terms of both complexity and realism. The areas themselves are of the same quality as FF7 , which is superb.
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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. It's probably the most innovative of all the Final Fantasy games, and it's so different that it's likely going to take some getting used to.
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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 Edea. During this, Squall, despite his better judgement, falls in love with Rinoa.
  • 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 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 10
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Storyline 9
8.9
Replay value 9
8.9

Final Fantasy VII

RPG LAND
12 January 2003
  • Excerpt: Since just about all of you reading this review are pretty familiar with RPGs, I don’t feel that I need to go into great detail about the big transformation for RPG’s. The “big transformationâ€� being the shift from 2D graphics to the world of three dimensions. The first RPG to truly represent this shift in gaming was, of course, Final Fantasy VII . For the first time, we were able to see the Final Fantasy style world map realized with new, breathtaking visuals.
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Overall 10
10

Final Fantasy VIII

GamePro.com
1 January 2000
  • Excerpt: Once in a very long while a game comes along and pushes the capabilities of a home gaming console beyond everything that has come before. Even more surprising is when that game is on the oldest console that still has a heartbeat, the Sony PlayStation. It's not surprising however that this game is Squaresoft's highly anticipated, epic new RPG Final Fantasy VIII.
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Gameplay 10
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Graphics 10
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Sound 10
9.8
Control 10
10
Addiction 10
10

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PSX Extreme
8 September 1999
  • Excerpt: Here it is, the latest installment in the Final Fantasy series, the most awaited video game in history, and it's finally here. The Final Fantasy series was always the most dominant RPG series, mostly because SquareSoft is behind it. I really think Square has outdone themselves, mixing gorgeous graphics as well as killer gameplay they have delivered the game of the millennium.
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