Final Fantasy VIII
|Region||EU , JP , US|
|Released||February 11, 1999|
Final Fantasy VIII is a role-playing action game released by PlayStation in 1999 with many differences from previous versions. The game is the eighth installment in the Final Fantasy series, taking place from a bogus fantasy world with elements of science fiction. The game centers around a protagonist named Squall Leonhart, who, along with his friends, is drawn into a conflict with the evil sorceress from the future called Ultimecia. To defeat Ultimecia, Squall Leonhart and his friends will have to go through a lot of hardships and challenges. In this version, players will feel the game in the most honest way. The scenes in the game, vividly simulated and quite similar to real-life locations. The characters in the game, designed with eye-catching looks with colorful costumes. The game will also run smoothly, after a lot of editing and learning from previous versions.
In this version of Final Fantasy VIII, the movement of the characters is no longer restricted as in the previous version. Players control eight-dimensional moving characters, which can jump up or down. Characters can also travel by means of cars, Chocobos, trains, and airships. Each character in the game has special skills, which can be used after the character has accumulated enough experience points. The special attack will be the secret weapon of each general, so players should consider the time to launch them as a fatal blow to finish the opponent.
When entering the game, the player will choose the character to play for themselves. The characters in the game, only differ in appearance as well as skills and their strength is equal. So choosing the main character will suit the interests of each player. In order to complete the mission to defeat Ultimecia, Squall Leonhart along with his friends had to travel to many different planets. There, the player will have to defeat the monsters in space and from there to find Ultimecia’s hiding place. When she finds Ultimecia’s hiding place, Squall will command his friends to fight her in the best way to achieve victory. The game gives players a sense of curiosity about science fiction episodes, along with a sense of joy when successfully completing the task.