4 out of 5
RPG with TBS action sequences
Modern, nice looking but still appealing only to a niche of RPG players, FF8 is a game that will immediately entice some but be too hard to sink in for others. JRPG at its finest, Final Fantasy VIII sports all the beauty that Square Enix could pour into it. The animations are engorging and have a materiality and a feel that are hard to find, even in the most recent of RPGs. But, ultimately, if you won't fall for this game's series use of turn based, heavy tactics fights, you'll have to give this one up. As all JRPGs that matter and that make a difference, the game has an absolutely twisted but beautiful story, with uncertain drawings for the male characters, and with epic dialogues and twisted plots. If you are a fan of the FF series, you should not miss this one. There are quite a few games in the series that were ported on the PC, and while the older ones might be playable emulated, this one is a true PC port, offering saving, loading and other amenities that are integral to the experience. Another word of advice though, if you never tried this type of gameplay mix before, Final Fantasy VIII will prove too hard and unforgiving for a first experience, so that too you must take into account.
5 out of 5
The game is great, long storyline, intense gameplay , but the graphics are excellent only during the cutscenes the rest of the game the graphics aren't that great, on a fast look this game will apear boring and complicated (the first time i downloaded the game i deleted after 5 minutes of gameplay) This game is better on Playstation than on Pc. I would personally give Final Fantasy VIII a chance as I said the game is great, but have patience because in the first part of the game (tutorial and the search for Ifrit) you will get bored.
4 out of 5
Shocked this has not been reviewed yet, words cannot describe how amazing this game is. The cinematics are good enough to combat graphics of todays games, which is amazing for a 1999 game, and the battle system is unique. One of the best rpgs ever made, no question. The only complaints it gets are due to it not using materia, which is an awful reason, the series would stagnant if they were all the same as FF7, and some argue the characters look to pixelated, but its still alot better than the lego men of FF7. Nevertheless both are fantastic games.