As many will remember, Final Fantasy VIII was one of the best JRPG‘s on PlayStation 1 (Along with Final Fantasy VII) and is still one of the best JRPG’s to this day. Final Fantasy VIII introduced us to Squall Leonhart and now this fantastic adventure has finally made its way to the PC and is now available on Steam for £9.99
First released in 1999, FINAL FANTASY VIII introduced multiple new features building on the staggering success of its predecessor. The fastest-selling FINAL FANTASY title up until FINAL FANTASY XIII, the game has gone on to sell over 8.5 million copies across platforms worldwide. With an emotional score by the renowned Nobuo Uematsu and including the vocal piece, “Eyes on Me”, performed by Faye Wong, this is one of the most beloved entries in the FINAL FANTASY series. Delivering a powerful and sentimental story, players will follow the path of six elite military cadets, who’ll ultimately put their differences aside to combat a hidden threat that has gripped the country of Galbadia.
Optimised for modern HD PCs and fully integrated with the Steam platform, this version includes a range of new features such as a Magic Booster enabling players to increase their inventory of spells, Steam cloud support, and 45 integrated achievements to encourage players to explore various facets of the game. Also included is the Chocobo World, previously unavailable to Western players on the original release.
Final Fantasy VIII is available now on Steam for £9.99
So what do you think? Are you going to be buying this classic? Do you still own the PS1 version? Who do you think is better; Cloud or Squall? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews.
Article by Matthew McNamee