Final Fantasy VIII (1999)
"Fainaru Fantajî VIII" (original title)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  9 September 1999 (USA)
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A group of mercenaries rescue a mysterious girl, who some say is the sorceress who wants to govern the universe.

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Politics, magic, technology and pure human emotion fuel a quest for answers in this installment of the wildly popular Final Fantasy series. The hero of the story is Squall Leonhart, a somewhat troubled teen who is a student at the military academy known as Balamb Garden. As the game starts, the antisocial and introverted Squall is preparing to take the final steps to becoming a member of Garden's elite mercenary force called SeeD. During the required field exam, Squall's group (including his hated rival, the brash and arrogant Seifer Almasy) uncovers the beginnings of a plot by the nation of Galbadia, a global superpower with a tyrannical ruler. Squall and his comrades, Selphie Tilmitt and Zell Dincht, are SeeDs less than a day before being assigned to a mission in the Galbadian-occupied country of Timber. It is there that Squall meets Rinoa Heartilly, the young and passionate leader of a rebel faction. It is soon discovered that Galbadian President-for-Life Vinzer Deling has allied ... Written by Jessica White

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The PuPu card is the only normal monster card to have an "A" on it. See more »

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Dr. Odine: You vant to go outside? You vant to fisticuffs?
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Crazy Credits

During the end first half of the end credits we see a few minutes of "handheld video camera footage" taken during a party after the team's victory over the sorceress. At the end, just before the camera's battery runs out we see Riona outside pointing towards the sky. After the credits are done there is an additional scene. See more »

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Referenced in Final Fantasy IX (2000) See more »

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Eyes On Me
Performed by Faye Wong
Music Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Lyrics by Kazumi Someya
Orchestrations by Shiro Hamaguchi (as Shirou Hamaguchi)
Synthesizer: Programmer: Keiji Kawamori
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Kenji Nagashima
Assistant Engineer: Noriko Miwa
Vocal Recording Producer: Alvin Leong
Vocal Recording Engineer: Simon Li
Artist Manager: Katie Chang
Recording Coordinators: Yuji Saito, Naoto Echizen
Recorded at Sound City, Tokyo
Recorded at AVON Recording Studios Hong Kong, China
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Bar none, the greatest video game of all time.
26 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Final Fantasy VIII was regarded as "flawed" by many Final Fantasy fans upon release. The truth is, they were too busy re-playing Final Fantasy VII to realise exactly what had just be created.

Final Fantasy VIII is not only my favourite game of all time, it's probably the best. To try and explain it right now is very hard, not because of a complex plot or difficult scenario: but because whatever I say will not compare to how much of a masterpiece it really is.

I will however, point out some finer points: The characters are the most in-depth, perfect and different individuals you will ever meet in a video game. They're so developed, they seem real. They interact with each other based on their feelings, and you never for a minute feel like they're video game characters. Best of all, they're likable to a point in which you wish you were part of their gang. I cannot express my "true" thoughts on how much I worship the characters of Final Fantasy VIII: it would be impossible for me to comprehend.

The music is an absolute masterpiece. It's perfect and beautifully crafted. I purchased the soundtrack, and I listen to it on shuffle everyday for a few hours. It always suits the scene or setting, or builds up tension, suspense or just plain excitement. It's awesome.

The plot is not basic. It's complex. It's amazing. It's definitely un-flawed, and people are now starting to realise exactly what's so good about the 8th chapter in the Final Fantasy saga.

If you could have one game to play forever, I strongly recommend this. It's my choice, and I complete it at least 3 times a year to ensure I never forget about it: although that's not very likely.

Overall: The greatest game of all time, without a doubt. A definitive gaming masterpiece for FF fans alike. Pure perfection. (10/10)


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