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The famous intro. Rinoa in the flower field... "I'll be waiting for you"
Intro continues. Edea. Ominous church-like music with choir and orchestra
Squall and Seifer: friends? Enemies? Latent homosexuals? You decide :)
Ohhhh... the famous love story. Squall and Rinoa
Squall wakes up after heavy injury and immediately has to answer questions. Just leave a guy alone...
Balamb Garden. Classroom
The ultra-complex menu. GF junctioning
Random battle on the world map
Playing Triple Triad, the in-game collectable card game
Lovely pre-rendered backgrounds ooze style and atmosphere
Roaming the world map
The famous Shiva summon attack
The first boss battle in the game: against Ifrit
Squall in his dormitory room
This time around, the omnipresent Cid is the principal of Balamb Garden
Cool, we can drive a vehicle!
Battle on the streets of Dollet
Locations like this reflect the beautiful retro setting of the game
Time to rest
Entrance to the cave
You'll play as Laguna and his party in a few scenes. Come on, Laguna, can you do Brahms' Intermezzi op. 117?..
Take a look at the graphical detail in the game: captured the animation of a cat licking his paw
The team meets near what looks like a subway station entrance at first
Tomb of the Unknown King. Serene, almost mystically medieval locations in the game appear alongside retro mid-20th century and pure sci-fi
Battle in a dungeon. You can attack your own characters! And that's exactly what Irvine is doing
Lovely art, cozy enveloping atmosphere in indoor areas, and Rinoa sitting on the floor, tired...
A scene during the night, on a crowded street of one of the biggest cities in the first half of the game
Summoning the GF Alexander. He looks impressive, to say the least!
Beautiful disc-switching screen
Exploring a high-tech prison dungeon
Battle in a silo facility. Selphie is not intimidated. Note the interesting commands in the menu!
Snowy world. Note the mini-map and the huge flying thing I can pilot!
There is so much warmth and beauty in the graphics. This could have been just a generic inn, but look at all this detail
Summoning the GF Diabolos. This one is, if I'm not mistaken, exclusive to the eighth Final Fantasy
Lush green village with an animated frog sitting on a stone. There is immense contrast between the different locations
A sweet scene with a deer in a forest
The GFs you've acquired so far. There are more, and most of them are very cool
Battle in a rocky area on the world map, mid-game; this guy casts a hit-all spell on my party
Exploring an abandoned house complex... what memories does it hold? Well, I know it has a draw point right here...
World map, zoomed out
A futuristic shopping mall with a transportation pod
Parts of the game's last third take you to pure sci-fi locations... and yet note they still have animals and cute creatures playing around!
Driving a car trough the gigantic city of Esthar!
You'll even go to space and move about in a space suit at some point of the game!
Pandemonium - a crazy dungeon with insane angles
One of the game's boss battles. Our HP dropped to 1, and we went berserk!
Climbing on ladders in this ominous medieval castle, late in the game
I have no idea what this spelling is supposed to be, but it's consequent - she always spells "k" instead of "c"
Cerberus summon - I'd watch it just for the awesome animation
Save status consists of showing the characters you play with, your residence, current playing time, money, and CD disc.
Opening cinematic mixes actual intro with events that will later occur
You and Irvine, the sharpshooter, are to assasinate the sorceress (these spinning rings marks saving point, which aren't that frequent).
Squall and Seifer, two friends that like to duel without restrains only too often
The crowd below is more under sorceress' influence then their own will.
Just in time to save Rinoa (better get used to saving her, it's rather frequent).
Real-time, turn-based combat, whatever.
Shiva is definitely the best animated GI (in my opinion, at least).
Victorial salute to defeated (call it saving-your-skin happiness).
Just as this seems romantic, it is nothing but polite.
Rats are the last thing you can find in these sewers.
Ingame menu you'll use often on maximum level.
Just preparing for the ceremonial party.
Our hero up close and personal in actual gameplay.
Boy, do we guys all fall for the same words :-)
What happens if we both see the falling star with the same wish?
We SeeDs have many skills :-)
Nope, this scar is not from a dance, but a Seifer's gunblade instead.
Even your fighting teacher seems to be amazed by your other virtues.
The nearest town can always supply you with potions and informations.
When on global map, you can save at any point.
Forest always seem to have enlarged bugs.
Victory's the only way to survive (unless you flee).
With Ragnarok as a vehicle, this map would see small, on the contrary when you're navigating with your garden.
Ragnarok going to space.
Irvine taking it easy
Seifer preparing to attack Garden
One of the Chocobo forests
A random battle at Ultimecia's Castle
The 3rd of the 4 possible finishing moves for Squall's limit break.
It's getting bigger - as in other Final Fantasy games.
The team gathers for the final showdown.
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