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 chequered destiny of two men who continuously plunge their mighty souls into battle... See more »


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The opening cut scene in the game was ranked second on Game Informer's list of "Top 10 Video Game Openings". See more »

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Quistis Trepe: Squall... When you jumped out into space, you didn't think about anything else, did you?
Squall: That's right.
Quistis Trepe: I wonder if there's anyone who'd do the same thing for me?
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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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Follows Final Fantasy VII (1997) See more »

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Square does it again!
30 January 2000 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

Final Fantasy VIII is the eargely awaited sequel to the massive FF7. Has Square managed to surpass their previous masterpiece? Yes and no. The graphics have been improved, and the characters look a lot more realistic know. Square has decided to make the characters look realistic, instead of the manga-look of the previous Final Fantasy. The movie-clips are also improved. However, the story is not quite up to the standards set by FF7. The story is excellent, but not as interesting as in the predecessor. FF8 is still one of the greatest games ever created, and you would be quite insane if you refuse to buy this classic. 10/10


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