• Final Fantasy VIII is getting a remaster!


    Finally! We hear the EoFFers shout from the rafters since we made them hide away in the ceiling after we kept skipping their game for updates. Check out the trailer that came from Square Enix's E3 presentation.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Final Fantasy VIII is getting a remaster! started by Freya View original post
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    1. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
      Wolf Kanno -
      I imagine the PocketStation stuff will be integrated in since they did so with the PC port back in the day.
    1. Loony BoB's Avatar
      Loony BoB -
      I never bother that much with remasters which are generally cosmetic and don't give you an overly dramatically different experience, but as one of my top games of all time and one of my top three (two? hard to call) FF games, I'm happy they're doing this.
    1. Del Murder's Avatar
      Del Murder -
      Nice to give FFVIII some love, but I still have bad memories of sitting around drawing magic to jump right in to this one.
    1. Lord Golbez's Avatar
      Lord Golbez -
      Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB View Post
      I never bother that much with remasters which are generally cosmetic and don't give you an overly dramatically different experience, but as one of my top games of all time and one of my top three (two? hard to call) FF games, I'm happy they're doing this.

      I don't care much about the fact it's remastered. I just want to be able to play on my current gen console. Top 2 or 3 for me as well.
    1. Lone Wolf Leonhart's Avatar
      Lone Wolf Leonhart -
      Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
      Nice to give FFVIII some love, but I still have bad memories of sitting around drawing magic to jump right in to this one.
      This may not be an issue.

      If the Steam release is anything to go by, as well as the past ports of 7 and 9 to modern consoles, it'll likely include cheats like the ability to stock 100 of certain spells, walk at high speeds, and probably turn on limit breaks at will.
    1. Karifean's Avatar
      Karifean -
      Part of me is hoping they'll make the one change I feel this game really needed (which is limiting max stock per spell by character level) but then again, that's just not going to happen.

      Either way nice to see this game get some love.
    1. Scotty_ffgamer's Avatar
      Scotty_ffgamer -
      I’m pretty excited for this. I don’t expect it to happen, but I’d love if we could get 1-6 rereleased on switch and stuff like Chrono Cross and Xenogears.

      Either way, the Switch is becoming a great portable Final Fantasy machine.
    1. Del Murder's Avatar
      Del Murder -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf Leonhart View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
      Nice to give FFVIII some love, but I still have bad memories of sitting around drawing magic to jump right in to this one.
      This may not be an issue.

      If the Steam release is anything to go by, as well as the past ports of 7 and 9 to modern consoles, it'll likely include cheats like the ability to stock 100 of certain spells, walk at high speeds, and probably turn on limit breaks at will.
      The FFVII port definitely allowed the high speed and limit breaks but if they also let you stock magic at will then I will give this serious consideration! I'm playing the VII port with my kids now and really appreciate these 'cheats'. Was going to move to IX next but maybe we'll go in order as long as they streamline the experience for us.
    1. Jiro's Avatar
      Jiro -
      I'm glad that FF8 will get some attention. Some of the remasters have been quite good with regards to convenience, but there's every chance they'll cock it up like the FF6 ports.
    1. maybee's Avatar
      maybee -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
      but why
      Because it's a good game.

    1. Bubba's Avatar
      Bubba -
      Whatever...

      Yes, I'm excited!
    1. Jinx's Avatar
      Jinx -
      Quote Originally Posted by maybee View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
      but why
      Because it's a good game.

      maybe if you're a dumb dumb
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand FFVIII. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Squall’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike FFVIII truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Squall’s existential catchphrase "Whatever," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Yoshinori Kitase’s genius wit unfolds itself in their playthroughs. What fools.. how I pity them.
    1. Jinx's Avatar
      Jinx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
      To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand FFVIII. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Squall’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike FFVIII truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Squall’s existential catchphrase "Whatever," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Yoshinori Kitase’s genius wit unfolds itself in their playthroughs. What fools.. how I pity them.

      yes but what about your NORG tattoo you had drawn on your ding dong
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      Nothing personnel kid
    1. Lord Golbez's Avatar
      Lord Golbez -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Kanno View Post
      For me a new translation would make buying it more enticing since it would feel new. I can still easily play the original on a few systems I own, so just having a face lift would not be enough for me to pick it up. If Zodiac Age had just been a cleaned up version of the original XII, I probably would have passed over it as well. You need something new to make the deal sweeter.

      I'd prefer a new script over something constrained to a new interpretation if the same original Japanese script. I guess a new translation could be interesting though. Make it feel a little fresh.
    1. Lone Wolf Leonhart's Avatar
      Lone Wolf Leonhart -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by maybee View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
      but why
      Because it's a good game.

      maybe if you're a dumb dumb
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    1. Jessweeee♪'s Avatar
      Jessweeee♪ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
      Nice to give FFVIII some love, but I still have bad memories of sitting around drawing magic to jump right in to this one.
      You were doing it wrong
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      She’s right, you know
    1. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
      Wolf Kanno -
      For those wondering...

      The Remaster will contain most of the cheat mode options from the Steam version and will also include the following:


      • Get All Items: Get all items apart from a select few


      • Get All Abilities: Learn all the abilities from all acquired G.F.


      • G.F. Level MAX: Max out the levels of all acquired G.F.


      • Gil MAX: Sets Gil to maximum limit


      • Magic MAX: Sets inventory of each acquired magic spell to maximum limit


      • Get All Limit Breaks: Learn all the Limit Breaks


      • Get All Cards: Get a max number of all cards other than rare cards


      Also, here are some comparison shots.

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      Source Siliconera
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