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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…
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December 5th, 2013, 21:38
I miss being young when I could play games like this.The grinding combat gameplay is too much now.
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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.
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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.
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December 5th, 2013, 22:19
I love the music, still listen to the soundtrack on a daily basis at work.
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December 5th, 2013, 23:20
This is one of my personal faves, I maxed the timer out at 200 hours back in the day.

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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.
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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.
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December 6th, 2013, 14:51
Now just release Final Fantasy X in an upgraded HD PC version!
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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.
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December 6th, 2013, 17:01
Darn … Charging up the PSP to try this again …
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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…
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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?
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December 7th, 2013, 02:41
This was my favorite in the series too (excluding Tactics).
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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.
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