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
The chequered destiny of two men who continuously plunge their mighty souls into battle...
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A real-time rendition of Final Fantasy VIII's signature "ballroom scene" using the Playstation 2 graphic engine was created to show off the new console's power. See more
[at Edea's House
Hmm, I don't get it.
I never imagined you two would end up together. I mean... You guys are complete opposites. So I didn't think Rinoa's straight-forward approach would work. I'm glad I was wrong!
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
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 See more