Final Fantasy VIII now on Steam

Join in the epic adventure with Squall once again.

December 6, 2013
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Square Enix has announced that one of their most successful epics, Final Fantasy VIII, is now available for PC gamers through the Steam platform, and costs $11.99.

The game has remastered visuals and support for 16:9 resolutions, although not much has changed from the original 2000 release that also appeared on the PC.

Final Fantasy VIII launched to critical acclaim on the Sony Playstation in 1999. It was one of the most successful JRPG games of all time, earning Square Enix $50 million in sales and was the fastest and most profitable Final Fantasy game until the release of XIII ten years later, selling over 8 million copies worldwide.

It ranks on the top ten of IGN’s best Playstation games of all time and still holds scores of 90 on Metacritic, 9/10 by Edge Magazine, 9.5/10 by Gamespot and 10/10 by Official Playstation Magazine UK.

The game tells the story of a group of mercenaries-turned-friends, who are part of an organization named SeeD.

SeeD’s task in the game is to stop sorceress Edea from beginning a war and summoning Ultimecia, a sorceress from the future, who threatens to compress time and become ruler of the universe.

Players take control of the main protagonist, Squall Leonhart, who is the key to the war against Ultimecia and Edea. Along the way players meet memorable characters such as Rinoa Heartily, Seifer Almasy, Zell Dincht and Quistis Trepe, as they embark on an epic journey to stop Ultimecia. Along the way you’ll have thousands of random encounters with fearsome monsters, including encounters that lead you to spend weeks mastering the addictive card-collecting minigame.

If you’ve never played a good JRPG before and want to experience Square Enix’s talent when they were at the peak, I highly suggest picking it up. Its one of the best in the series and is far better than the current crop of games out there. Also, Nobuo Uematsu did the musical score.

The game needs to be played for its incredible soundtrack if nothing else. Play it and be sad because games like this one simply don’t get made any more.

Source: Sqare Enix blog

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