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 name of the type of weapon used by Selphie was changed to 'shinobou' in the European version. See more »

Quotes

Rinoa: [during a long silence] I don't understand.
Squall: I don't need you to understand me.
Rinoa: What? I was talking about the music. I love this piece and I can't stand what they're doing to it.
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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 II (1991) 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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Outstanding and unprecidented!!
19 September 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Final Fantasy VIII is the apex of fantasy RPGs. Not only does it take place in a world we can believe and understand (a somewhat futuristic world that is fairly peaceful but still militarized), but it features characters we can feel akin to, for the first real time in the FF Series. These characters are very real; they have problems, ambitions and fears. They love and hate. They experience real hope and true despair. Final Fantasy VIII is truly the last great love story of the 20th Century... a story for the ages.


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