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.