FINAL FANTASY VIII
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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.."
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.
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.
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.
Normal attacks, certain Limit Breaks, and certain G.F. attacks deal 9,999 damage.
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.
Not as epic as the opening sequence was.KingTed | Dec. 6, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »
In the world of FFVIII, young mercenaries (Known as the SeeD) are trained in three different universities. You're Squall Leonheart, a cadet from the Balamb Garden University, and you're about to take the final exam and become a full-fleshed SeeD. Your adventure will make your group of SeeDs travel around the world, discover dark secret and fight in a war against a Witch. The presentation is great (For its time. Remember that the game was first released in 1999) but the story is not as good in my opinion. The characters are annoying (Squall, Liona and Zell in particular) and it's some time hard to feel interested by the story and what will happen to the heroes. However the real issue of the game is its mechanics. The way you have to collect magic and use it to enhanced your stats (via the G-Force) is tedious at best. Furthermore, the game is not that hard (Enemies are scaled to your level) and it's totally possible to get through the majority of fights simply by using the summonings again and again. Not a terrible game but clearly my least favourite entry in the franchise.
A classic.Kane987245 | Dec. 5, 2014 | See all Kane987245's reviews »
Played this game growing up and always felt it was the forgotten gem of the series or the last great game. Some say it is the best in the series and it is understandable why because it has a compelling story, characters, plot, and much more that grabs the player's attention and never lets go. If you are mildly interested, pick this up. Pick up even if you are not. It is a great game regardless. It is not my personal favorite, but it may end up being yours. Adventure into this universe and find out;
One of the best Final Fantasy GamesKveni | 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.
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.
A Unique ExperienceJericho417 | 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.