Final Fantasy VIII Remastered now has a release date

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  1. GamerzHell9137

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  2. Taleweaver

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    I really hated the original final fantasy 8. I've done some ranting on the game in the past, so if you want to skip it (or don't want story spoilers), just don't expand the following box:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Ahem...rant aside: at least SE somewhat recognizes these gripes. Turning off the encounters and a speed-up are much needed. I'd even be tempted to give it another chance if my backlog didn't contain hundreds of games I'd rather play.
     
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  3. leon315

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    The most important thing must be said TWICE: play original one on PSX, I was never able to complete Card queen's quest neither Pocketstation to have that rarest card.
     
  4. yadspi

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    Remasters are games made to work on modern systems with little touches. Remakes are what you're thinking about.
     
  5. Idaho

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    I hope this is coming to Android too...
     
  6. DANTENDO

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    Though remastered sounds wrong as master word means like the greatest or ultimate so I think Remastered should be replaced in games with the word revamped:D
     
  7. duwen

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    I really enjoyed VIII. While it's probably not my favourite FF, I have played through it more times than any of the others - I like the characters more than those in some of the more highly regarded titles in the franchise, and it's non-linear narrative is also more engaging than the stories in most of the later titles.
    Not sure if I'll bother with the remaster - I'm always happy to play my original PS1 disks.

    Mastering and remastering are production terms. Nothing to do with master equating to great or ultimate.
     
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    I forgot
    Neat. I'm one of the 5 people who actually like 8, so will probably give this a go at some point.
     
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    Wow did i missed something ?? Didnt know the remaster was going to be on the switch i knew that the ps1 version was coming (Thats Already Out I KNOW) but this totaly suprise :D
     
  11. chartube12

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    Ill be honest, ff13 and core crisis are the only two titles I have finished. And 13 I altered my save at the final boss. Couldn’t get past him
     
  12. Fugelmir

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    I don't mind the addition of the cheats. But I don't want them enabled by default; and I certainly don't want them to be activated with a button press on the fly.

    Let the user select "easy mode" from the beginning to enable that sort of functionality. Final Fantasy games are not terribly difficult to begin with.
     
  13. Wuigi

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    If they release the new character models for the party members they put in as DLC for 3$ for the existing FF8 on Steam I might consider buying it.
    Other than that nothing major seems to have changed, it was the same for the FF10(-2) Remaster, all NPCs looked atrocious and the German localization was one of the worst I have ever seen.
    If you play FF8 with an emulator with PGXP you can have FF8 with the same visual quality in 16:9 and original OST right now and it only costs 10$ on PSN.
     
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  14. darksweet

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    is anyone know about the region that this game will be, im in Singapore account i can't find the game in pre-order section
     
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  15. proffk

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    Looking good but a total remake would of been better.
     
  16. Anonymous456

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    Cue: "Don't Be Afraid"
     
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  17. pustal

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    I wonder if it will look better than the GUM mod.
     
  18. Glyptofane

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    FFVIII was the main game I was in the middle of when my piece of shit third party mega memory card for PS1 failed. I was pretty far into it and never had the urge to start over during that generation and then just moved on entirely. Now is the time for the rematch.
     
  19. Voyambar

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    If I may chime in here. This is not new news...hell this news isn't even surprising in the slightest. Square Enix keeps remastering their FF games to the point where hearing of a FF remaster isn't even a pinch of surprising. Square Enix needs to stop remastering their FF games because its getting old and annoying. It would be both better and a surprise if news came out of a new FF game.
     
  20. simbin

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    No physical. Guess I have to be happy with my PS1 copy, pickup free version later ;)
     
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