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[PSx] Final Fantasy VIII


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This Is one of my all-times favorites as you might had guessed by now The story follows Squall, a young student from Balamb Garden and SeeD candidate It is a war-torn world. After the Second Sorceress War a dictador, president Vinzer Deling, took over the second biggest nation and started to, well, conquer the smaller ones. Meanwhile the biggest one, Esthar, decided to literally withdraw and cut all communications. The SeeD is a mercenary army of sorts. Within two hours into the game, maybe less depending on your own pace, Squall is admitted into SeeD and sent to a mission to help a small resistence group against Galbadia but ends up having to face the mysterious new Galbadian ambassador, a sorceress. The good part of the story is that you can read magazines around the world (Timber Maniacs) to learn a bit more at the game's glossary, the bas is the game assumes you do so and skips some explanations. The characters are also great, none of them is over the top, all the main party gets some personal growth ( some more than others, of course). Also as the story continues, sometimes Squall's party faints and they all got this collective dream about this man called Laguna and his friends. And Laguna is awesome ! The battle system is quite interesting. You see, the enemies' status are according to the active party's overall level, so you'll hardly find a unfair fight, unless you messed up equiping and setting up. After you equip the GFs (summons) you can equip their specific abilitities which they learn along the way, like Vit+20%, mug or counter. They also enables the junction, where you can equip magic to boost your stats and customize further. You can also make yourself resistent to elements or status effects or even cause them! All it takes is to check the best config. The Draw system is something you love or hate it. You see, there's no true magic, except for the sorceresses, so the GFs allows them to use something called Para-Magic. In action is the same thing but to use it you got to steal the magic units from the enemy. You can stock it to use with junctions or cast them later via Magic command. You can also Draw and cast it "on the fly" right there. There are Draw Points, but they are rare. I'd love to be able to buy magic stocks at stores but... The soundtrack is one of the best in the series. It's really worth listening. And... I guess it's all. No need to talk about graphics cuz it's Square so it's always stunning

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