FINAL FANTASY VIII

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Third party DRM: Steam

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Description

It is a time of war. Galbadia, a Global Superpower, has declared war on Dollet, a country whose training academy is home to two personalities: the hot-headed Seifer and the 'lone wolf', Squall Leonhart. Both are equally at conflict with each other as their country is with Galbadia; to others, Squall appears lacking in team spirit, while Seifer lacks the discipline of his rival. However, a chance encounter with the free-spirited Rinoa Heartilly turns Squall's universe upside down; having thrived on discipline, Squall find the carefree Rinoa fascinating. He also begins to dream that he is Laguna Loire, a Galbadian army soldier…

Meanwhile, a sorceress manipulates the most powerful men in Galbadia. Squall and Seifer are forced to cooperate on a mission to assassinate the sorceress. Will they succeed in putting aside their differences, and end the war that has ravaged their planet? What part does the mysterious Laguna play? Only you can decide what happens next, as the greatest Role Playing Adventure of all time returns.."


Key Features

  • Magic Booster

    When Magic Booster is used, the player’s inventory of the following spells is increased by 100:

Cure, Cura, Curaga, Fire, Fira, Blizzard, Blizzara, Thunder, Thundara, Sleep, Blind, Silence, Berserk, Bio, Esuna, Aero, Confuse, Break, Zombie

This feature can be used from the launcher.

  • Chocobo World

    This version of FFVIII includes the full game “Chocobo World” that was released as a separate application for previous versions. It is possible to play “Chocobo World” directly from the launcher after booting up FFVIII and by fulfilling certain specific conditions in the main game you will also be able to synchronise data between the two games.


New Game Boosters:

  • High Speed Mode

    All scenes (including cutscenes, movies and battles, etc.) can be fast-forwarded. (Fast-forward speeds vary by cutscene, but average about five times normal speed.)

  • CAUTION, certain computers may not be able to process the game with High Speed Mode. If the game crashes while in High Speed Mode, please restart the game and refrain from using High Speed Mode.

  • Battle Assistance

    Grants the following advantages in battle:

    ATB gauge always full

    HP always full

    Limit Break always available

*Characters die instantly when suffering damage that exceeds their HP.

  • 9999

    Normal attacks, certain Limit Breaks, and certain G.F. attacks deal 9,999 damage.

  • AP MAX

    Sets level and AP of all acquired G.F. to max when used on the world map.

*May not function properly when used during event cutscenes.

*These commands can only be executed via keyboard.

  • Magic and Gil MAX

    Sets inventory of each acquired magic spell to 100 and sets gil to maximum limit

*Cannot be used on menu screens, during cutscenes, in combat or at shop. Usable when moving between areas while playing Laguna's Dream.

*These commands can only be executed via keyboard.

Customer reviews

80

One of the best Final Fantasy Games

Kveni | Nov. 11, 2014 | See all Kveni's reviews »

I really enjoyed playing this game as a kid, and to see it return with so much popularity is really cool. The graphics are still as "amazing" as I remember them to be (because they are actually amazing back then, haha) but to ask that much for a game this old seems a little crazy. I'm sure they already have this on the iPod store for people to buy for half the price it is here, but it's still a fantastic game, and plays (and looks) the same way I remember it to. A great game for anybody who likes the Final Fantasy series.

100

My favorite game as a kid!

adboyum | Sept. 18, 2014 | See all adboyum's reviews »

This game is absolutely amazing! If like you like awesome turned based, RPGs with an amazing story...then this game is for you!

The best part about this game is the story. It builds and builds upon itself and it makes you never want to stop playing! All the characters are awesome, and you have a chance to customize each of their fighting styles, weapons, and G-Forces.

Also, there are so many things you can do outside of the story line. My favorite is the card game. At first it seems kind of lame...but if you get into it you get addicted to all the things that you can do with the cards...and finding all the best cards that are out there.

Great game!

95

A Unique Experience

Jericho417 | July 26, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »

When discussing which Final Fantasy game is best, people tend to pick the one they played first. For me, it was 8. The game had a number of one-off features that never really reappeared in any other Final Fantasy game. Features like junctioning magic (attaching spells to stats for boosts) or having a salary based on rank (which could be raised through SeeD Exams). In most games, you focus all your efforts on to leveling your character. In FF8, it's far more important to level up the GFs (summoned spirits like Ifrit and Shiva) so that you can equip magic to your stats.You also have sections of the game where you experience the past and participate in some of the back story. I really dug the Triple Triad mini-game, a card based game with alternate rule-sets. You could even use a GF learned skill to turn cards in to incredibly useful and rare spells or items.

78

Different than others

Gosen | June 6, 2014 | See all Gosen's reviews »

This game has specific mechanics, which is pretty controversial. Tedious and bothersome drawing system could be a problem to get into it and focus on story, but apart from that the game has interesting plot, beautiful graphics (as for psx era) and music.

The last one is unfortunately not fixed to psx original files, so pc midi files must be replaced by mod to enjoy full potential of those magnificent pieces. New release of this game adds only boost system, which helps avoid draw system at the start but it's nothing more than cheat which really doesn't solve anything. VIII is something different than classic Final Fantasy games. World seems more authentic, also thanks to actually explained lore in in-game encyclopedia, which helps in immersion. For instance protagonist gains money not from monsters but from salary and he is not some random here who is sent to save the world, but one of the students in mercenary school. He has to take tests, go to missions, etc.

Definitely worth trying, but new release is actually nothing worth buying for those who already own it. Also have in mind that game mechanics require patience and understanding, when first encountered.

95

A great classic

Medragonmes | May 25, 2014 | See all Medragonmes's reviews »

I love this game, is one of my favorites, i can't recommend it enough for those who love the rpg's, the story is epic and the battles are intense, the only thing i don't like is the sound because is better in the original version.