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Final Fantasy VIII

by Cool Ghost

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Original Thread: ...Whatever. Let's Play Final Fantasy VIII [SSLP]

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Introduction



Hello, I'm Cool Ghost. In this thread, I will be doing an LP of Final Fantasy VIII.

What is Final Fantasy VIII?

Final Fantasy VIII is a video game, originally released by Squaresoft for the PSX in 1999. This was also the first Final Fantasy game I finished (but FFVII was the first one I played). This was back in the days when Final Fantasy games came out semi-regularly, and it was on the heels of Final Fantasies IV, VI, and VII, at least in America, which tend to be favourites for a lot of people. This game is not a favourite for a lot of people. Personally, I don't mind it, but I also know that quite a bit of that is nostalgia.

This game is kind of weird, mechanically; if you don't know what you're doing, it's a slog, and if you do, it's really easy to break it. I'm not planning on doing a lot of that second one, for two reasons: A, it's boring; B, it's boring to see someone just cheese the game. That's the preamble done I guess.

Anyway, let's play a game, shall we?

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Bonus Updates

Fan Art (Some light spoilers here)



inverts shows us who really thought Laguna was cute during the train dream.



Variant_Eris demonstrates the utility of Selphie's approach to problem-solving.



inverts illustrates Squall's plan for a surprise attack.



yokaiy presents a cautionary tale of gunblades.

After someone pointed out that Edea's parade synched up with the song "Thriller", Comrade Fakename linked this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p_ENriuXqk

Cavelcade presents a theory of why Adel's so ill-adjusted:



and Burger Flipper illustrates a great gift for her:



Burger Flipper also illustrated the effects of 10,000 Needles:



Battle Pigeon doctored up an image of Adel's magical specialty:



Burger Flipper summarises Laguna's role in developing the final mission plan:



and then continues on to reveal the true villain of the game:



FeyerbrandX on the topic of hot dogs:

FeyerbrandX posted:

If you bring something up in the first act, it better get eaten in the third.


And Daigerus illustrates one of the proposed names for DoomHouse:



(inspired by this post:)

Trick Question posted:

That's not Alexander, that's iron MikeTyson.
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