[edit] Background

You are Squall Leonhart, a "lone-wolf" and an outcast. He joins SeeD, an elite mercenary unit, and in order to graduate must help settle the war between the countries of Galbadia and Dollet. After completing the SeeD test, he then goes on his first mission - helping a young woman named Rinoa Heartilly to defeat an evil President. But Squall soon realizes that there is a much bigger, and sinister, evil behind all this. Will he be able to stop it?

[edit] Gameplay

The gameplay of Final Fantasy VIII is slightly different from previous titles. Gaining magic is the most notable change. Instead of gaining experience and learning new spells yourself, you must "draw" your magic and spells from enemies and "draw-points". Summon monsters are also back, but this time they are called "Guardian Forces". These Guardian Forces can gain experience points to learn abilities. It requires a lot of strategy, as you can only learn a certain amount of abilities.

[edit] Features

  • Features an epic story line and a massive new world to explore
  • Dozens of hours of game play
  • Numerous side quests and minigames
  • Improved graphics engine provides lifelike characters and motion-captured animation
  • All enemies can be attacked with beautifully animated Guardian Forces

[edit] Hardware Requirements

System: PII 266 or equivalent RAM:64 MB RAM CD-ROM: 8X CD-ROM Video Memory: 4 MB VRAM Hard Drive Space: 400 MB Sound Board: Yes DirectX: DirectX v6.1

Recommended System Requirements Video Memory: 16 MB VRAM


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Squall is nearing the end of his studies at Balamb Garden, a campus host to mercenary...

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such investment of time for such a disapointing game with a story more tangled and impenetrable than a contortionist from a cirque du solei FinalFantasy8
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I need a way to keep this going without keeping a word document going, so enjoy my ultimate dream cast for a Dissidia game. To be honest, I'd rather see the series renamed Square Enix Dissidia and jam packed with as many of their characters as they can. So, here we go (note I'm not done):

Final Fantasy I:

Hero: Warrior of Light
Villain: Garland

Final Fantasy II:

Hero: Firion, Minwu
Villain: Emperor Mateus Palamecia, Leon

Final Fantasy III:

Hero: Onion Knight
Villain: Cloud of Darkness, Xande

Final Fantasy IV:

Hero: Cecil Harvey, Kain Highwind
Villain: Golbez, Zemus


Final Fantasy IV: The After Years:

Hero: Ceodore Harvey
Villain: Maenad

Final Fantasy V:

Hero: Bartz Klauser
Villain: Exdeath, Gilgamesh

Final Fantasy VI:

Hero: Terra Branford, Celes Chere
Villain: Kefka Palazzo, Gestahl

Final Fantasy VII:

Hero: Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart
Villain: Sephiroth


Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core:

Hero: Zack Fair
Villain: Genesis Rhapsodos

Final Fantasy VIII:

Hero: Laguna Loire, Squall Leonhart
Villain: Ultimecia, Seifer Almasy

Final Fantasy IX:

Hero: Zidane
Villain: Kuja

Final Fantasy X:

Hero: Tidus, Yuna
Villain: Jecht, Seymour Guado

Final Fantasy XI:

Hero: Shantotto, Prishe
Villain: Shadow Lord, Eald'narche

Final Fantasy XII:

Hero: Vaan, Basch fon Ronsenburg
Villain: Vayne Solidor, Gabranth

Final Fantasy XIII:

Hero: Lightning
Villain: Galenth Dysley

Final Fantasy XIV:

Hero: Thancred
Villain: Zulvan

Final Fantasy Versus XIII:

Hero: Noctis Lucis Caelum

Final Fantasy Type-0:

Hero: Ace

Final Fantasy Tactics:

Hero: Ramza Beoulve
Villain: Folmarv Tengille

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest:

Hero: Benjamin
Villain: Dark King

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles:

Hero: Layle
Villain: Amidatelion

Final Fantasy Unlimited:

Hero: Kaze, Makenshi
Villain: Earl Tyrant, Oscha

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light:

Hero: Brandt
Villain: None

Kingdom Hearts:

Hero: Sora
Villain: Master Xehanort

Chrono Trigger:

Hero: Crono
Villain: Dalton

Chrono Cross:

Hero: Serge
Villain: Lynx

Parasite Eve:

Hero: Aya Brea
Villain: Eve

Valkyrie Profile:

Hero: Lenneth
Villain: Loki

Star Ocean:

Hero: Roddick Farrence
Villain: Asmodeus

Dragon Quest

Hero: Hero
Villain: Dragonlord


Heroes: 37
Villains: 35

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Dec 16, 10 12:13pm
Obtained the Guardian Force Ifrit at the Fire Cavern. FinalFantasy8
Nov 07, 10 9:18pm
i liked things bout it, only reason i played kuz its FF. FinalFantasy8
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