On its twentieth anniversary, Final Fantasy VIII gets a second wind with enhanced graphics and new gameplay options. Are these features enough to entice new fans to an older game?
Final Fantasy VIII
This installment of Square’s Final Fantasy series promised to revolutionize the RPG world all over again. Set in a futuristic world similar to FFVII, Final Fantasy VIII uses the Playstation’s graphical abilities closer to the absolute limit, as we can see in the spectacular media shown so far. The game stars a troubled 17-year-old youth named Squall Leonhart, and tells a tale of love which transcends the limits of this earth.
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When Final Fantasy VIII arrives later this year for modern consoles, it will come with a few new options to ease play. The PC version will find itself with even more.
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