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Final Fantasy VIII Needs To Be Remade Too!

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Note:original version of this articlce posted on GameGents.com

Final Fantasy VII is being remade. And that is absolutely amazing news. 

I’ll always remember how I felt when Square announced the Final Fantasy VII remake. Tears were streaming down my face. Finally it was going to happen. After so many years of dreaming, Final Fantasy VII was going to be remade. I shouted “Yes!” at the top of my lungs. My housemates stared at me and asked what’s up. I told them. They laughed. They just didn’t get it. They didn’t understand why this announcement meant so much. But this was a truly special event. People remember precisely where they were when we landed on the moon. We’ll remember precisely where we were when they announced that Final Fantasy VII would be remade.

Obviously, we are all extatic about the Final Fantasy VII Remake

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I damn near cried when Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced

But  Final Fantasy VIII deserves a remake every bit as much as VII does

Square have done the right thing in remaking Final Fantasy VII. No question about that. It’s one of the greatest games of all time. But a lot of people, myself included, actually prefer Final Fantasy VIII. Final Fantasy VIII was an absolute classic. When someone asks me what my top 5 games of all time are, I’ll always put Final Fantasy VIII near the top.

For starters, Final Fantasy VIII has the best story Square’s ever written.

Final Fantasy VII has a truly spectacular story. It’s full of amazing characters. Cloud and Aerith are definitely two of my favourite characters of all time. But Final Fantasy VIII has an unforgettable setting and some of the best character development in any game ever. It’s packed full of unforgettable scenes too:

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Final Fantasy VIII is packed full of memorable moments

There are so many beautiful moments in Final Fantasy VIII

The scene where Rinoa floats off into space and Squall tries to reach her. You can hear Rinoa’s breath running out. Then there’s no more. Squalls ring floats up as she passes out.

The moment when you get the ship. Rinoa floats into Squalls lap and then here comes freaking Faye Wong with Eyes on Me.

And that fateful shot that Irvine took. It had my heart beating hard.

Just look at these cutscenes. Beautiful.

A remake would really bring all those stunning Final Fantasy VIII moments to life  

Final Fantasy VIII made the PS1 absolutely shine. That opening sequence with Squall and Seifer fighting. Beautiful. Iconic. When they steer Balamb Garden into Fishermans Horizon. There are so many breathtaking scenes.

But one of the problems with Final Fantasy VIII was the fact that the technology didn’t really have the power to show the story in all its glory. Just imagine what a remake would do. It would truly bring the story to life.

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Final Fantasy VIII has the best characters in the series

 

 

Plus, Final Fantasy VIII’s characters are the best in the series. If Cloud and Aerith are getting remakes then Squall and Rinoa deserve remakes too. 

In my mind the character development in Final Fantasy VII was absolutely perfect. There really aren’t that many games where I really care about the characters. But I was completely captivated by the characters in Final Fantasy VIII. I lived right through the romance of Squall and Rinoa. And honestly, that romance was done so much better than Cloud and Aerith’s. And what about Irvine? He’s surely one of the best characters of all time. His coldness, his woman chasing… there were so many characters in VIII and all of them were near perfect.

A Final Fantasy VIII remake probably wont happen. But we can dream. 

Obviously there isn’t much chance of a Final Fantasy VIII remake actually happening. But at least it seems possible now. Just think, only a month ago we all thought Final Fantasy VII would never be remade. That’s happening. So why not VIII? If the Final Fantasy VII remake does well for itself then surely Square would at least consider remaking VIII.  And if they do… oh boy… that announcement would be another moment I would never forget.

I can’t wait for the Final Fantasy VII remake. But if VIII was remade I’d basically cry myself into a state of total and utter ebullience.


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Why Nature Lovers Will Love Guerrilla’s Horizon Zero Dawn

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Guerrilla Games really want you to get a great sense of discovery and exploration from their new game Horizon Zero Dawn. Their ethos is simple: create a virtual world that feels as amazing as the wildest parts of the natural world. If you’re a nature lover you’ve probably seen the BBC nature documentaries, like BBC’s Planet… Read more »


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Horizon Zero Dawn Has Us Scratching Our Heads With Intrigue

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Guerrilla Games has announced Horizon Zero Dawn at E3 and the beautiful trailer left use scratching our heads with intrigue. For starters the story. It’s clearly got an environmentally-friendly theme. We humans, who built cities full of skyscrapers, have died off. Because we’ve died off animal and plant life has risen in our place. i.e…. Read more »


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Our Study Shows that Playing RPG’s Expands Your Mind

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Psychology / Psychological Benefits of RPGs in a nutshell:



-They develop mindfulness (a key psychological skill that is used in wide ranging fields from self help for depression to sports psychology)


-They develop creative thinking skills via puzzles (creative thinking is important to many jobs, from a career in teaching to Information Technology)

They train our minds to work progressively towards a goal


They are arguably the most relaxing form of game


– They teach our minds to spot how things will logically progress (important to both personal and professional life)

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Psychological Benefits of RPGs




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Seven Sacred Beasts Review

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Mattie is a summoner who can use his abilities to use monsters, sort of in a Pokemon-style way. The one thing Mattie loves above everything else is money. That’s right. He’s extremely shallow. Not much of a hero, really. He’s no interest in fame, honor or nobility, just cold hard cash. Then one day Mattie stumbles upon a woman in a den full of monsters. She promises to pay Mattie 100 million in gold (whole lot of mulah that) if he can be victorious in a tournament that will determine the greatest sorceror in the world. Clearly this woman is up to something–no one offers that sort of cash–but just what exactly is she after? Mattie journeys off to sin the battle and to earn his cash reward.


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Games Like Lords of the Fallen

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Lords of the Fallen 
b Lords of the Fallen is a role playing game(RPG) that utilises an advanced combat system and a skills tree. Lord of the Fallen is set in a fantastical world in which Gods have failed humans. You play a human who will set ou on a quest to defeat the gods. 


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20 Games Like Aura Kingdom

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Aura Kingdom

Aura kingdom (which also goes by the names Fantasy Frontier online, and Innocent World) is a game by video game developer X-Legend. Free to play, Aura Kingdom was released in August of 2012 and has become extremely popular over recent months.


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25 Amazing Games Like Age of Wushu (#3 is Best)

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Age of Wushu

Age of Wushu is a massively multiplayer online role playing game made by video game developer Snail Games. The game features stunning graphics and some revolutionary game mechanics. The action is all based around the combat and you’ll need to use your skill in order to progress.


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25 Games Like Two Worlds

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Two Worlds

Two Worlds is a fantasy role playing game created by video game developer Reality Pump and released in 2010, with a sequel released in 2011. Two Worlds is set in a 3D fantasy world not dissimilar to that found the Elder Scrolls games.


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Games Like Sacred 3

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Sacred 3 is a side scrolling hack and slash brawler game made by video game developer Ascaron Entertainment. Sacred 3 is the latest in the Sacred series and takes the gameplay of the series in new directions.


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