Final Fantasy VIII Is Coming Back

More E3 goodness:

I am here literally shaking in my chair, because it’s coming back to us, the massively underrated Final Fantasy VIII is getting remastered. With Final Fantasy VII getting it’s remake I am sure many of you are probably wondering what the big deal is?

The big deal is that until now this was the only major Final Fantasy title from the Play Station and PS2 to not get a remaster. This was probably down to some of it’s more controversial features, such as the junction system, but I for one will be looking forward to replaying this much overlooked classic. If you are unfamiliar with Final Fantasy VIII it features a group of young mercenaries, led by Squall Leonhart, who are drawn into a conflict sparked by Ultimecia, a sorceress from the future who wishes to compress time. During the quest to defeat Ultimecia, Squall struggles with his role as leader and develops a romance with one of his comrades, Rinoa Heartilly.

Taking elements of fantasy and science fiction mixed with the first ever Final Fantasy game to feature relativistic characters and vocals in their sound track, the game was a hit, but many unfavorably compared it to it’s predecessor. So if you have never played it, then now is your chance to give it a go.

(Besides any chance to see Quistis Trepe again is good by me)

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