New Review: Final Fantasy VIII

Nunchucks vs. giant robot spider.  What could go wrong?

For a long time, Final Fantasy VIII was one of my favorite video games.  And in a way, it still is.  Final Fantasy VII and VIII got me to thinking that games were a creative medium rather than just toys, and that was exciting.  Revisiting VIII with a more critical eye, I can appreciate why so many people will react negatively when you bring the game up.  It’s a departure from the series formula that has the capacity to repel jRPG fans as well as highlight the flaws of the genre.  Final Fantasy VIII is an idea of what could be in a game, and then failing to execute on that idea at almost all levels.  It’s still a spectacle of gaming history which retains enough entertainment value to earn a final score of 1/3.

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