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Final Fantasy VIII (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  Fading3 (21)
Written on  :  Dec 05, 2005
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

Final Fantasy VIII is one of the best games I have ever seen

The Good

First, its GF junction system was completely new. This system gave me an uncommon experience. Second, its SEED system is a new concept, it allows us to avoid hunting for money battling enemies. Instead, I had to raise my SEED rank to gain more salary, and to make the quests perfectly.

The music is just splendid, especially the song "Eyes On Me", I liked it very much. And the graphics show people as real people, I felt as if I were in the reality when I was playing the game.

It's hard to describe the story. The friendship between Squall, Seifer and other students of SEED is interestingly described. And also the love story is very beautiful!

The Bad

Nothing. Really nothing!

The Bottom Line

The SEED system, the GF junction system, the magic-drawing system are all different from previous Final Fantasy games. Those innovations brought me a lot of joy and a new experience.