NOBUO UEMATSU - ENDING THEME
FINAL FANTASY VIII ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
final save state (10.21)
thanks to everyone who came aboard during this playthrough, and a huge thanks to everyone who’s been with next fantasy since final fantasy ix. (◡‿◡✿) i wasn’t able to play this game at the same speed as ix, but i’m really happy that we got through it together, hurray! i played the original final fantasy games on the NES when i was really young, just barely four and five (although hilariously, the first one was already a little aged by then, since i was born in ‘89). so, you can imagine how, um, well they were played, haha (regardless, i have a very soft spot for them in my heart). final fantasy viii is special to me, because it was the first game i played when i was around the age that games became legitimately playable, and it was stunning for the graphics back at that time. for a long time — until i was old enough to get annoyed by how whiny squall is — it was my favorite video game.because i have that attachment to it, i always ignored the people who complained about the junction system, which i’m actually really fond of. the downside to it is how easily exploitable it can be — in terms of difficulty, final fantasy viii is a cake-walk if you take the time to prepare yourself properly. although the preparation does take considerable time and side work, which i like, personally.i adore the setting, style, and storyline, although the time compression plot gets a little waffle-y by the end. it’s a cool concept, but i do see how people get lost and, unless you’re paying close attention, you’re not actually sure why you ended up in the lunar base or ultimecia’s castle in the first place. i get it, i get it. still, i think it was an excellent and slightly experimental departure from the titles before it. to this day, i have my fingers crossed for a remake in the future.i had a great time playing this game, and i hope i was able to bring to all of you some of its choicest moments. maybe next fantasy will have another playthrough of some kind, some day.until then! 

final save state (10.21)

thanks to everyone who came aboard during this playthrough, and a huge thanks to everyone who’s been with next fantasy since final fantasy ix(◡‿◡✿) i wasn’t able to play this game at the same speed as ix, but i’m really happy that we got through it together, hurray! 

i played the original final fantasy games on the NES when i was really young, just barely four and five (although hilariously, the first one was already a little aged by then, since i was born in ‘89). so, you can imagine how, um, well they were played, haha (regardless, i have a very soft spot for them in my heart). final fantasy viii is special to me, because it was the first game i played when i was around the age that games became legitimately playable, and it was stunning for the graphics back at that time. for a long time — until i was old enough to get annoyed by how whiny squall is — it was my favorite video game.

because i have that attachment to it, i always ignored the people who complained about the junction system, which i’m actually really fond of. the downside to it is how easily exploitable it can be — in terms of difficulty, final fantasy viii is a cake-walk if you take the time to prepare yourself properly. although the preparation does take considerable time and side work, which i like, personally.

i adore the setting, style, and storyline, although the time compression plot gets a little waffle-y by the end. it’s a cool concept, but i do see how people get lost and, unless you’re paying close attention, you’re not actually sure why you ended up in the lunar base or ultimecia’s castle in the first place. i get it, i get it. still, i think it was an excellent and slightly experimental departure from the titles before it. to this day, i have my fingers crossed for a remake in the future.

i had a great time playing this game, and i hope i was able to bring to all of you some of its choicest moments. maybe next fantasy will have another playthrough of some kind, some day.

until then!