Final Fantasy VIII - PC

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Final Fantasy VIII (PC)
Also for: PlayStation
Viewed: 2.5D Combination Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Square Soft. Co.: Square
Publishers: Eidos (GB)
Released: 25 Feb 2000 (GB)
Ratings: 11+


Like its predecessor, FFVII, Final Fantasy VIII is, at the time of release, the biggest game the world has ever seen, spanning across four CD’s. The beautifully rendered introductions scenes form the perfect start to a vast and involving RPG. With so many variables and sub-plots, it is unlikely that one will ever play it all, even if they do reach the end. If Square continue to progress at this rate, it is likely that they will produce the World's first real interactive movie.

Thanks to the technical capabilities of PC graphics cards, FFVIII has at least visually, been drastically improved. Players have detailed textures, helping to improve the realism of such a cinematic title. Summon monsters, magical effects and other technical achievements are more stunning than ever.

In terms of game play, there are a lot of differences in comparison to FFVIII’s former sequel. The menu system has been completely revamped in favour of a new “junction” system. Here, you can assign magic and other role playing attributes to the most favourable character. Also, for ease of use with new players, you can automatically junction your characters to suit any upcoming battle styles.

With a brand new story, incorporated with a revolutionary battle system, Final Fantasy VIII retains classic game play and adds a whole new slant to the role playing genre.