Joy Evangelion wrote:
Been playing Final Fantasy VIII
for the last few days....
It's always been one of my life goals to beat a FF game, so I hope I make it through this one. Fighting.
I posted that back in April of this year, and I'm proud to say... I. DID. IT. But, no, I have not been playing it for eight months straight. If I was I'd probably have a level 1000000 Squall w/ 9999999 HP.
Other things sort of got in the way of me playing it, which actually kind of bums me out now because I wasn't as in tuned with the story as I should have been.
A few thoughts.
I'm pretty good at avoiding spoilers, and since I'm a total Final Fantasy n00b I was pretty overwhelmed with the final boss. I think I missed five or six GFs, didn't do too well at upgrading my weapons, and didn't stock up enough very powerful spells. Also, I think I unlocked everything but limit breaks by beating up Ultimecia's crappy minions, so I didn't have a chance to use those in the final battle, which I completed by relying only on Squall, his girl Rinoa, and the always cheerful Selphie. Not that I didn't think the other characters were sorta cool too, except for Zell's Mike Tyson tattoo.
On Thursday I was all ready to beat the game and defeated that amalgamation of Ultimecia and her lion GF thing and after I beat it I thought it was all over and I started going crazy celebrating in my apartment, and then I lost to her final ultimate form. So I thought that was pretty funny.
Really loved the final animation, as I am a sap.
Looking forward to when I replay it without taking long ass breaks inbetween, even if I don't do it for a year or so.
Thinking of starting another FF soon, though not sure which(I'd play X but I am incredibly adverse to the main characters' design, unfortunately).