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Final Fantasy VIII - About


It is a time of war. Galbadia, a Global Superpower, declares war on Dollet, a neighboring country. The training academy of Garden is home to two personalities - the ambitious but hot-headed Seifer and the serious 'lone wolf', Squall Leonhart - both equally at conflict with each other as their own country is with Galbadia. To others, Squall appears aloof and lacking in team spirit, whilst Seifer, a born soldier, lacks the discipline and self-control that is so evident in his rival. However, a chance encounter with the free-spirited Rinoa Heartilly turns Squall's universe upside down; having thrived on discipline, Squall finds Rinoa's carefree attitude fascinating. He also begins to have dreams in which he is Laguna Loire, a soldier from the Galbadian army. In time he will discover that the fate of both himself and the figure in his dreams are inexorably linked.

In a journey across time, space and dimensions, a small group of friends with a mysterious connection join in a fight against an unknown evil. Everyone has a connection to the other and to the past and only trials and adversity will ever reveal the dark past, that they and others have lead.

Enter Squall, Zell and Selphie. Each a young student at Balamb Garden, a school for elite soldiers for hire, waiting for their chance to become SeeD. They and their teacher are sent on a mission to help a small group of rebels in a mission against a witch named Edea. What follows is a story of love, betrayal, civil war and a battle against an evil that defies time and logic.

Can they put aside their differences for the sake of their country?

Will they succeed in ending the bloody war that has already ravaged most of their planet?

What part in all this does the mysterious Laguna Loire play?

Fate plays no further part in this tale - now only you can decide what will happen next as the greatest Role Playing Adventure of all time returns...


Platform: PSX, PC
Genre: RPG
Developer: SquareSoft
Publisher: Sony, Eidos
Players: 1
Discs: 4 CD-ROMs

Release Dates

Japan Flag Japan: 11/02/1999
USA Flag USA: 09/09/1999
Europe Flag Europe: 20/09/1999

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