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Default  why do some people hate FF8 ?
10.23.02, 07:29:19
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[color=color=red/color]i personally thought it was the best of the 3 that came out on PSX. some people think it was the worst. can any one explain to me why some of the FF fans hated FF8 ?[/color]

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Default  10.23.02, 08:05:10
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Personally i ahte ff9 but ppl dont like ff8 cos its too easy

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Default  10.23.02, 08:16:01
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Most people will tell you that they don't like it because they believe it lacks the "Fantasy" element. They'll tell you that because it a more realistic game, they don't like it. Personally, the realism is what I love about FF VIII. It has probably the most realistic and well thought out characters than the other PSX games. Maybe the whole "growing up together" was a bit over the top, but besides that, I loved it.

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Default  10.23.02, 10:45:32
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Yea its characters were miles better than ff9 you could really relate to them

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Default  i know exactly why
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people didnt like 8 only because of its predessor 7. 7 was an amazing game and had an incredible story line to make up for anything it lacked. 8 had the graphics but its story was weak thats why people didnt like it



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Default  10.23.02, 11:09:08
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FF8 was my second favourtie after FF 7. Eight was the first ff i played but 7 by far overtook it when i played that. It takes a lot to beat 7 because it has a bit of everything. It has the best badguy really coz the others lacked the reason for you to hate them.



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Default  10.23.02, 11:27:11
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FF8 main character was too moody, and mainly cause the draw system and the juntion system sucked, much prefered Materia system
i even prefered FF9 to FF8, but overall FF7 was the best

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Default  10.23.02, 12:49:09
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I thought that Final Fantasy VIII was the worst of the PSX Final Fantasies. However, I don't see FFVIII as a bad game. It was very different from the other games, and it marked a drastic change from the fantasy environment that VII had, and this caused some fans of the series to become annoyed. After experiencing a masterpiece like VII, the storyline, music and battle system of VIII just didn't match up to the quality of it's predecessor.

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Default  10.24.02, 07:30:07
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I dont think anyone hates FFVIII. I think that people just think that it doesnt fit into the series. Final Fantasy is all about FANTASY. If you want a realistic game go play Metal Gear Solid 2 or GTA3. I personally thought the junction system was a dumb system. You had to have magic for you character to be good. Even Zell who you should have made a full fighter had to have magic. It takes away from the idea of fighter. Without the magic junctioned to his strength he sucks.


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I thought that Final Fantasy VIII was the worst of the PSX Final Fantasies. However, I don't see FFVIII as a bad game. It was very different from the other games, and it marked a drastic change from the fantasy environment that VII had, and this caused some fans of the series to become annoyed. After experiencing a masterpiece like VII, the storyline, music and battle system of VIII just didn't match up to the quality of it's predecessor.
Interestingly enough, I liked FF8 BECAUSE it was a drastic change. It was more serious and realistic. Not to say complete fantasy is bad, because it's not. FF7 is my favorite FF and it was complete fantasy in a lot of ways. But, FF8 was different and unique, compared to the others and that's what I liked about it. FF9 used themes used in MANY other FFs and I found that annoying. I didn't care much for FF9, because it wasn't unique at all. Just about every theme in the game had been used dozens of times.

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Default  10.24.02, 10:34:42
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I liked it. It was a bit of a change from the other games. I suppose some people didn't like it because it starts off kinda slow. That's why I hated it before, but once I got more involved, I loved it.


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Default  10.24.02, 10:38:52
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In my opinion FFVIII was quite good, although not as good as FFVII. I enjoyed the card battles in ff8, as well as the futuristic feel to the game. I also liked Squall because i could relate to him, and in some ways, im a lot like him (silent type). I liked ff8 better than ff9, and unlike most other FF fans, i like the futuristic ideals over the fantasy, mythlogical ideals. FF7 was a happy medium between the two, and it still remains my favorite game of the series, but ff8 was still an awesome game!

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Default  10.24.02, 10:40:18
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Redraven013 to put a point to it. I think its just as most said. In a nut shell. Draw system and magic system: sad next to the last ones which you could keep the spell after you used it alot. haveing to have a char hold Cards for magic is sad. Battle system was great and the realistic looks even better but as they say Squall was sorta maltempered if not total keeping his feelings away from the group. and the story didnt have to much to it like ff7 and Chrono Trigger did. its ok just it could have reworked some things a tiny bit more

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Default  Re: i know exactly why
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8 had the graphics but its story was weak thats why people didnt like it
Explain to me what was so "weak" about VIII's story. Considering the *SPOILER?* Rinoa=Ultimecia theory, which is quite possible, given the evidence...I think the story of VIII is great.
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Default  10.25.02, 12:57:49
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I actually thought that 8's storyline was pretty good..just not as good as 7's.

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