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    Default I'm really happy about this however....

    I would like them t include the Pocket Station mini game to enjoy the full experience western fans never got to enjoy.

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    Honestly, I was wondering when this would come, like all of them have gotten this treatment now except VIII. It was like the forgotten step kid.

    Maybe it being updated will let me actually get through it.

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    I'm quite excited about this, as FF8 is objectively the best FF and I would like to play it again!!

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    I'm going to refrain from commenting much on this until they announce:

    - The extent of the remastering
    - The price tag

    Because I have opinions right now, and they're probably unpopular.
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    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.

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    Well yeah, but there's actual worthwhile cool stuff that completely changes the experience, like the Zodiac Job System, and then there's redundant changes for the sake of change, which is what the new translation would be. I can see them brushing up several lines like they did for FFVII PC, but other than that FFVIII's translation flows really well and reads like good English, making it at the very least an entirely competent localization, to the point that I don't think a new translation would improve it - rather just give it a new flavor, a la the difference between FFIV GBA and DS.

    That said, as much as I love VIII's systems, it'd be cool if they could refine them a bit, though I don't see that happening without Ito's involvement (which, let's face it, is not happening). Then there's the pocket station minigame that has become lost to time that they should add in some way shape or form.

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    I imagine the PocketStation stuff will be integrated in since they did so with the PC port back in the day.

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    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.
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    Nice to give FFVIII some love, but I still have bad memories of sitting around drawing magic to jump right in to this one.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Iím pretty excited for this. I donít expect it to happen, but Iíd 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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