View Full Version : Eyes On Plays Final Fantasy VIII!

05-01-2009, 12:37 AM
...the greatest Final Fantasy of all time, that's right folks, Eyes On Plays Final Fantasy VIII is here!

<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachments/final-fantasy-viii/30053d1241214162-eyes-plays-eyesonff8.jpg" style="float: left; padding: 5px;" alt="EoFF Plays FF8" />Welcome to Balamb Garden, I'll be your instructor for your time here. If you do well you too could become a first class member of the elite force, SeeD. So let's get started shall we?

First let's go over the basics shall we? As a trainee you will be required to prove your worth, this will be determined via a series of tests or “challenges”, for every challenge you complete you will gain a SeeD Rank (1 to A). In total there are 31 challenges available, complete all 31 and you will become an A Rank member of SeeD. Remember you don't have to complete all the challenges in order to sucSeeD in your goal, you just have to complete them all, and remember the most important rule, have fun and also annoy FF7 fanboi's.

So on to the challenges I hear you shout? I've listed them in below, starting with gameplay related challenges first, and then extra side missions later on. Screenshots are encouraged, we all like a good oogle at how everyone else is doing.

1. Rename Squall to a name of your choice and post a screenshot.
2. Complete the Dollet Mission and graduate with no less then a SeeD rank of 8.
3. Escape D-District Prison
4. Enjoy a kick-ass concert and don't end up beating up Rinoa for whining at you during it.
5. Complete “Lost in Space Episode”
6. Kursed SeeD, reach the castle on the last disk and re-collect the Ragnarok from it's hiding place.
7. Sing along to the ending video (please see karaoke thread in General Chat).
8. Defeat Ultimecia without using Limit Breaks
9. Complete Chocobo Side Quest
10. Encounter every monster in the game
11. Draw magic from every monster in the game
12. Collect every card
13. Become the Card King
14. Defeat Ultima Weapon
15. Defeat Omega Weapon
16. Defeat Omega Weapon without using Limit Breaks or GF's
17. Collect every GF in the game
18. Gain every Limit Break available to Quisitis
19. Gain SeeD Rank A in game WITHOUT using the written tests
20. Find the Escape Pod
21. Complete Obel Lake Mystery: The Three Stars Quest
22. Complete Obel Lake Mystery: Extra Treasure
23. Create a Journalist of the Future
24. Keep the peace in Fishermans Horizon
25. Collect all the Winhill Vase Fragments
26. Abolish the card rules in Triple Triad at least once
27. Become a true comic book fan and collect every magazine in the game
28. Complete the Laguna's Statute quest in the Shumi Village
29. Collect all the stones in the Shumi Village
30. Teach Angelo all of his new tricks
31. Cast Ultima on a T-Rexar.

Good luck in your adventures!

Flying Mullet
05-01-2009, 12:43 AM
You can call me Tidus. :p

05-01-2009, 01:30 AM

05-01-2009, 01:37 AM
I just got this on an emulator today. I'll work on this a little bit while juggling Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger on the other hand.

05-01-2009, 02:27 AM

Marshall Banana
05-01-2009, 02:44 AM
I doubt that anyone will complete it!


05-01-2009, 03:30 AM
There's an VIII? I thought they skipped over this and went straight to IX. Well whatever, I hope it doesn't have an emotionless guy with an obnoxious clingy girl who both use absurd weapons. That would be the worst.

Wolf Kanno
05-01-2009, 05:37 AM
I'm on the second disc already... I'm more interested in doing the "Crazy Theory" contest. S=U FTW!!!!

05-01-2009, 05:57 AM
My head has just exploded. I can't wait to start this. (Still have about three minutes to wait in my time zone. xD)

05-01-2009, 11:39 AM


05-01-2009, 12:25 PM
I'll be sitting the actual game out, my disk 3 is dead and I can't bear to get that far and stop again :(

Looking forward to the theory challenge. I could give that a good shot :)

05-01-2009, 04:08 PM
I'm down. Bring on the challenges :cool:

Boney King
05-01-2009, 07:42 PM
This is lame. I wanted to do this, then I got a major assignment for my film class just the other day. :(

05-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Hooray :</>D!

05-01-2009, 10:34 PM
I'm on the second disc already... I'm more interested in doing the "Crazy Theory" contest. S=U FTW!!!!

S=U is possible because of Rinoa's linkage, seeing that Square has replaced Rinoa with Selphie in some areas of Final Fantasy VIII.

I rather call it S*R=U.

05-02-2009, 05:28 AM
I hope the challenges get released ASAP tomorrow. I'm ready to attack this challenge with full force >:)


Wolf Kanno
05-02-2009, 06:37 AM
I'm on the second disc already... I'm more interested in doing the "Crazy Theory" contest. S=U FTW!!!!

S=U is possible because of Rinoa's linkage, seeing that Square has replaced Rinoa with Selphie in some areas of Final Fantasy VIII.

I rather call it S*R=U.

"S" doesn't stand for Selphie in my theory... ;)

05-02-2009, 12:22 PM
Does anyone know hot to take screenshot while emulating the game on the PSP?

Marshall Banana
05-04-2009, 08:15 AM


In disc two, Squall states that he never knew about NORG, but the above is in his computer.


Gakuto desu.



I defeated Black Widow!


The next morning my SeeD rank went up to 10, so someone changed his or her mind.




I'm unstoppable!

05-04-2009, 10:55 AM
Monda's not very well behaved! Only 10 Points for conduct, that'll never do!

05-04-2009, 10:29 PM
Let me in on this.

05-05-2009, 06:08 AM
HELL YEAH, my favorite of all time :)

05-06-2009, 02:25 AM
It's been a really long time since I played but I don't recall ever finding a way to beat Omega Weapon without limit breaks.

I would imagine the strategy involves casting whatever doomtrain's debuff is called and then casting meteor. I also recall something that lets you cast more than once per turn -- perhaps that?

I hope I didn't do something bad by posting strats.

The Last Oath
05-08-2009, 12:34 PM
And no summoning GF's too. Triple, meltdown then ultima away!!!

oh yer, and 255 mag and spr. :)

Ultima Shadow
05-13-2009, 07:11 PM
Oh, darn. If it wasn't because the site went down, I would have noticed this awesomeness earlier. Oh well, can't let this one pass since it's one of my fav FFs and has good replay value on top of that... so even though I'm late, I guess I'm in.

Oh, and... since all GFs except maybe Eden and Cerberus are pretty much useless against Omega other than using them as meat-sheilds, wouldn't it be a better idea to say "without using Limit Breaks and Invincibility Items" instead? Or both. I vote for a "no invincibility" condition to be added anyways! =O

05-13-2009, 07:16 PM
I just left for Timber. I own all the cards available at this point, I think.

Edit: If you guys always give Watts the right password when you meet him, try giving him the wrong one. A much better scene ensues. :D

Aerith's Knight
05-16-2009, 07:32 PM
Wasn't this supposed to be in June?

05-18-2009, 11:15 PM
26 posts? 26 SMURFING POSTS?


Aerith's Knight
05-19-2009, 12:26 AM
Maybe because everyone is busy, nobody advertised and this started a month too soon?

05-19-2009, 12:37 AM
Maybe because everyone is busy, nobody advertised and this started a month too soon?

Actually we did advertise, it was announced for months and I made a thread in GC, along with it not being a month too soon as it lasts from May until the end of July :)

Aerith's Knight
05-19-2009, 12:40 AM
FF7 started in April, ergo, FF8 shouldn't start until June.

05-19-2009, 12:58 AM
VII started in March.

Aerith's Knight
05-19-2009, 01:57 AM
It did?

Hmmm, my bad.

05-19-2009, 02:03 AM
I would've started this as I love the game, but I played this game about a year ago, so I need to wait longer before I start this up again. FFIX in July sounds nice though.

Aerith's Knight
05-19-2009, 02:47 AM
I've played this game through thrice now, and I think I'll wait a few weeks until I start this.

05-27-2009, 12:29 AM
Looks like I'll be off to a veeery veeeeeery late start.

06-08-2009, 10:38 AM
Coincidentally I just started playing the game little over a week ago, and I didn't know about this thread. Anyway, I'm at the tomb of the lost king (or whatever it's called) going in to get the Brothers GF.

06-08-2009, 04:22 PM
I would do this, as I did truly enjoy 8, but I'm currently playing through....
9, 10, AND 12 all for the first time lol (more so 10 and 12, I'm spoiled and can't stand the loading times on 9)


06-18-2009, 07:10 AM



Start calling GFs, guys! Ifrit and beyond need names!

06-18-2009, 09:06 PM

Tadaaah! I could have beaten the spider robot thing faster but I didn't :(

06-18-2009, 09:20 PM
Call a GF "Rantzien", Jesse! :jess: Whichever one is fine, although I do have a particular affinity for Cactuar.

06-19-2009, 05:28 AM
You will probably be Diablos! Unless I get a rename card for Ifrit.

06-19-2009, 06:05 PM
I started a few days ago, here's a few screens to show where I am...

You're lucky that your mom's downstairs.

Uh oh, you in trouble. Here it comes!

CHILD ABUSE!!!! Or what the government calls it anyway, because where I come from, it's called getting beat the s**t out of because you did something wrong.

Squall, like the badass he is, looks out of the window, making the money he "owes" the little boy 20 gil. Dissed.

And did you see the other boy hide behind his mom's wall of text? Clever.

06-20-2009, 02:41 AM

Ellone looks so mean! Also WTF photobucket that's supposed to be transparent >:[


I didn't want to be Rinoa, but Mogi isn't allowed to be in intimate relationships with other girls :|

07-01-2009, 09:03 PM
Dammit I'm gonna finish this game even if I'm too late >:[

Rebellious Eagle
07-16-2009, 05:04 PM
I finally got a copy of VIII! *triumphant music plays* Except I can't take pics, because, well, I don't have a camera of my own.
I graduated with a SeeD rank of 4. Stupid Zell told me to run away from the crab and I actually listened to him. I guess that's why I got a terrible score, hehe.