Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Final Fantasy VIII - Now Available on Steam

Default Final Fantasy VIII - Now Available on Steam

December 5th, 2013, 21:38
Steam announces that the classic JRPG Final Fantasy VIII is now available for purchase.


Now Available on Steam - FINAL FANTASY VIII

It is a time of war. Galbadia, a Global Superpower, has declared war on Dollet, a country whose training academy is home to two personalities: the hot-headed Seifer and the 'lone wolf', Squall Leonhart. Both are equally at conflict with each other as their country is with Galbadia; to others, Squall appears lacking in team spirit, while Seifer lacks the discipline of his rival. However, a chance encounter with the free-spirited Rinoa Heartilly turns Squall's universe upside down; having thrived on discipline, Squall find the carefree Rinoa fascinating. He also begins to dream that he is Laguna Loire, a Galbadian army soldier…

Meanwhile, a sorceress manipulates the most powerful men in Galbadia. Will Squall and his party succeed in defeating this maniacal sorceress and saving their world?What part does the mysterious Laguna play? Only you can decide what happens next, as the greatest Role Playing Adventure of all time returns…
More information.
Couchpotato is offline


Couchpotato's Avatar
The Overworked Potato


Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Potato Land
Posts: 14,260


December 5th, 2013, 21:38
I miss being young when I could play games like this.The grinding combat gameplay is too much now.
Ashbery76 is offline


Ashbery76's Avatar


Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 153


December 5th, 2013, 21:54
I bought it for the PSP on PSN a few years ago … not really my bag. FF VI is about my limit.
-- Mike
txa1265 is offline


txa1265's Avatar


Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 12,654


December 5th, 2013, 21:55
I would like these re-issues much more if Square-Enix actually polished them up a bit before release. At the very least, some new menus/UI, like they tend to do with some of the re-issues on the portables.
dpc76 is offline


dpc76's Avatar


Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 140


December 5th, 2013, 22:19
I love the music, still listen to the soundtrack on a daily basis at work.
cptbarkey is offline




Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 394


December 5th, 2013, 23:20
This is one of my personal faves, I maxed the timer out at 200 hours back in the day.

darklord is offline


darklord's Avatar
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor


Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: England
Posts: 584


December 6th, 2013, 00:14
Another one of those games that most people either loved or hated. Personally, I didn't really care much for it.

I thought the world and characters were really strange. I didn't mind the pseudo-tech elements that were in some parts of FF VII, but the way they mixed swords and magic with cars and jets in VIII just seemed weird to me.

It was also the first Final Fantasy to feature enemies that scaled to your level, and the combat felt grindier to me than earlier games in the series.
JDR13 is offline


JDR13's Avatar
Original Sin Donor


Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florida, US
Posts: 20,076


December 6th, 2013, 14:48
Bought it on Psn and replayed it a year ago or so. Still holds up as one of my favorite games.
Yme is offline


Yme's Avatar


Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ginnungagap
Posts: 508


December 6th, 2013, 14:51
Now just release Final Fantasy X in an upgraded HD PC version!
GothicGothicness is offline


GothicGothicness's Avatar


Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,098


December 6th, 2013, 16:38
I played this for awhile back in the day. Didn't like it as much as FF7, but I got fairly far in it and spent some hours. I got to a dead end and couldn't figure out where to go, though. I was in some city with a large circular pathway that, as far as I know, just looped around in a big circle. Couldn't figure out where to go and the endless hours spent looking for a path while fighting random battles eventually got to me and I quit.

From what I remember, the story was pretty cool.
Fluent is offline


Fluent's Avatar
A Dungeon Dragon
RPGWatch Team


Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,739


December 6th, 2013, 17:01
Darn … Charging up the PSP to try this again …
-- Mike
txa1265 is offline


txa1265's Avatar


Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 12,654


December 6th, 2013, 18:39
Actually my favourite FF game, with XII in the second place. Might be my rose tinted glasses though, it often is…
tomasp3n is offline


tomasp3n's Avatar
Original Sin Donor


Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 962


December 7th, 2013, 02:16
I absolutely hated it. I played it for a pretty long time hoping for it to at least try and match FF7's story but it wasn't happening. This game has the worst story I've ever seen in a Final Fantasy game. Actually, in any JPRG. Actually, in any form of entertainment coming out of Japan at all! I would rather watch a cheap Godzilla movie than this horribly padded love story.

Battles were terribly dull as you spend eons pulling magic out of hapless critters.

The opening song, though, was good stuff.

One really odd thing - they released this with the original PC music. They just got done updating FF7 to better music files, why wouldn't they just release the good stuff with this game?
Zloth is offline


Zloth's Avatar
I smell a… wumpus!?


Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 3,456


December 7th, 2013, 02:41
This was my favorite in the series too (excluding Tactics).
greywolf00 is offline


greywolf00's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch


Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Colorado, US
Posts: 688


December 7th, 2013, 13:43
I might give it a try. I tried it a long time ago but quit early on as I felt the random encounter ratio was just too frequent for my taste.
wolfing is online now


wolfing's Avatar
Dalek SasqWatch


Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tardis
Posts: 4,027
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Final Fantasy VIII - Now Available on Steam
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:30.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch