Posts Tagged ‘Final Fantasy VIII’

by Keith Crandell Jr.

*Editor’s Note: This review covers Dissidia and Dissidia 012*

Dissidia’s initial selling point was the conflict between ten heroes and villains from the numbered installments.

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Final Fantasy VIII Cast: Left to Right: Squall Leonhart, Quistis Trepe, Zell Dincht, Selphie Tilmitt, Rinoa Heartily, Irvine Kinneas. Top: Ultimecia, the main villain

By Keith Crandell Jr.

As I sit down to write this review, I cannot, for the life of me, remember why I hate Final Fantasy VIII. Then I remember that I actually don’t hate the game as a whole, I just don’t like a single character or think the story is particularly interesting. I do, however, LOVE the game mechanics, especially the customization system. Final Fantasy VIII was released in 1999, and is the one game in the series that fans in Japan want remade more than any other.

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By Alex Schmitz 

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Final Fantasy is one of the most historic and well known series in gaming. It has been innovative not only in game play and storytelling, but also in gaming soundtracks. The legendary composer for most of the series, Nobuo Uematsu, has performed this music in orchestras around the world. I will be highlighting two great tracks from each numbered game in the series to show the breadth of the series’ musical accomplishments.

(Editor’s Note:  Want to listen to the track? Click on the song name!)

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