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  • Summary: In a world where an ancient energy known as the Sorceress Power is passed down through generations, the peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Edea takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic. Squall, a member of Balamb Garden Military Academy's elite mercenary forceIn a world where an ancient energy known as the Sorceress Power is passed down through generations, the peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Edea takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic. Squall, a member of Balamb Garden Military Academy's elite mercenary force SeeD, other allies from the Garden, and Rinoa, a member of the resistance, join together on a journey to fight against Sorceress Edea, who shows hostility toward the Garden. [Square Enix] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Sep 4, 2019
    100
    At least in the time that I’ve spent with it, I’ve not noticed any significant issues with sound, graphics and so on. It plays, looks, and sounds just like a remember it, with a new coat of paint tossed on top to make the overall look a little more appealing. There’s not a lot else to say about Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, other than you should absolutely pick this up when you have a chance, it’s easily the best version of the game available.
  2. 90
    As long as you can get the hang of the unique and intricate combat system, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered delivers one of the most enthralling narratives in the long running franchise that still holds up 20 years later.
  3. 85
    Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is the definitive version of this game. The core experience is still here, but with some added flourishes, mainly the beautiful character models. But other additions, like the “cheats,” can also add up to make this a much more inviting experience for all fans. Final Fantasy VIII is one of the strangest entries in the Final Fantasy pantheon, but that’s what makes it so special at the end of the day.
  4. Sep 2, 2019
    80
    Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is the definitive way to play the RPG classic. There are no inherent flaws of this port beyond the portions of the original game that have aged poorly. For the most part, the story and gameplay has held up over time and Squall’s adventure is better than most give it credit for being.
  5. Sep 3, 2019
    80
    Released long after the successive reissues of the other two Final Fantasy of the PlayStation, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered does not suffer from the defects found in these different versions (loop music, mobile interface of bad taste ...) and therefore legitimately bears his name. Nothing extraordinary compared to the original game, no additional content offered to fans for example, but a new quality varnish that enhances the original experience and allows you to dive in the best way possible.
  6. 80
    Nothing new in this remaster of Final Fantasy VIII, but even after twenty years, the title remains a great game, to discover and play again.
  7. Sep 2, 2019
    70
    Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is a prime example of how to do a remaster well. Improved graphics modernize the experience, and modifiers help alleviate the grind issues. That said, I’ve always felt FFVIII needed real gameplay changes. It won’t get that in a remaster, and as such, those who didn’t like the game before won’t like it now. If what you disliked in the original was the grind, put your eyes on this remaster. And if you loved FFVIII in the past or are a curious newcomer, this is the best version of the game by far.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. PXM
    Sep 6, 2019
    10
    This game is so good and was the first game of the series that I played. The remaster took me straight back there and the game now looks likeThis game is so good and was the first game of the series that I played. The remaster took me straight back there and the game now looks like it did in my head back then.

    Is it a remake? No. Is the remaster enough to tie my Final Fantasy fix over until March next year? Definitely. Most importantly, if you've never played this game, and you're on the fence. No question - a must-buy for your collection.

    Honestly, to those saying "It's Censored!!!" I reckon you can find lady parts to look at elsewhere online. Such nonsense. They've removed maybe an inch or so of Rinoa's cleavage, grow up everyone.
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  2. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    Back to the old and good Final Fantasy Classics!!!! Nice way to remember all that hours of gaming in 1999 and in 2019 more and more hours ofBack to the old and good Final Fantasy Classics!!!! Nice way to remember all that hours of gaming in 1999 and in 2019 more and more hours of this Beatiful RPG!!!! Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    Honestly it is the game you originally loved or hated but with a new cote of paint. I'm happy to see 8 get a remake but if you loved or hatedHonestly it is the game you originally loved or hated but with a new cote of paint. I'm happy to see 8 get a remake but if you loved or hated it previously this will not change your mind. Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2019
    6
    ffvii was during my childhood my favorite ff then i reconsidered ix.anyway I was so excited to play this remastered waiting something biggerffvii was during my childhood my favorite ff then i reconsidered ix.anyway I was so excited to play this remastered waiting something bigger and better realized,instead it's the exact same game with just hd graphics and to a big prize. Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2019
    4
    Ужасный ремастер. Это даже скорее порт.
    1. Просадки ФПС из-за того что грузит только один поток. Причем что там может так жрать, непонятно.
    Ужасный ремастер. Это даже скорее порт.
    1. Просадки ФПС из-за того что грузит только один поток. Причем что там может так жрать, непонятно.
    2. Задники перерисовали не везде и много осталось оригинальных с ПС1. На широкоформатном мониторе выглядит как пипец.
    3. Текстурки тоже сменили далеко не везде. Я бы даже сказал мало где сменили. Так что ситуации, когда ваши "причесанные" герои общаются с гребенчатым и угловатым нечто, вполне обыденны. Очень вырвиглазный контраст.
    4. 4:3.
    5. Бои в 360р.
    Так цинично по губам сквары своим фанатам еще не водили.
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  6. Sep 16, 2019
    1
    Really Square? Really? You finally decided to make a ff8 "remaster" and you guys end up with this nonsense? And on top of that no physicalReally Square? Really? You finally decided to make a ff8 "remaster" and you guys end up with this nonsense? And on top of that no physical release either, guess you guys are getting on the bandwagon of selling us the same games over and over through digital means Expand
  7. Sep 8, 2019
    0
    as melhorias são extremamente ínfimas tornando a versão PC ou PS1 MELHORES na maioria dos requisitos, a única real melhoria foi nosas melhorias são extremamente ínfimas tornando a versão PC ou PS1 MELHORES na maioria dos requisitos, a única real melhoria foi nos personagens e inimigos, todo resto ta até igual ou pior, os cenários ficou borrado para "tapear" os problemas, a movimentação ta pior, não tem opção de escolher legendas, os troféus não apresentam desafio algum para platinar pedindo requisitos MÍNIMOS, não sendo necessário coletar itens avançados, evoluir, e etc, os requisitos é praticamente zerar, liberar algo obrigatório ou participar de algo um vez e etc.

    Alem de que o jogo é por si só e raso se comparado a outros FF onde se destaca mais a trilha sonora e os CGs, todo resto é reciclado de forma medíocre de FF7 para tentar pegar carona no sucesso.

    É um jogo que vale a pena pegar pela nostalgia (para quem jogou no ps1 e gostou, e grande maioria gostou não por ser um bom jogo mas pela "novidade" da época), ou para ter o gostinho de ter jogado todos os FF lançados.
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