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Old 09-03-2019, 05:40 PM   #1
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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Out Now, Launch Trailer


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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Available Now

One of gaming’s most cherished RPGs returns today on modern platforms with the release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered on the Nintendo Switch system, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PC (Steam), and the Xbox One family of devices.

The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience:

• Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.

• No Encounters: An enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted. While enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story event battles.

• 3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.

• The Steam version will also receive additional functions, including All Items (possess all items except for a few certain items), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks, and All Cards (possess max number of Triple Triad Cards except for Rare Cards)

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is available now for $19.99 for the Nintendo Switch system, PlayStation 4 system, PC (Steam), and the Xbox One family of devices. For more information, visit ffviiiremastered.com.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:37 PM   #2
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:57 PM   #3
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So, this remaster gives you toggles to cheat?

Way to get the full experience!
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:34 AM   #4
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The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience:

• Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.

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• The Steam version will also receive additional functions, including All Items (possess all items except for a few certain items), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks, and All Cards (possess max number of Triple Triad Cards except for Rare Cards)
I like cheats in games, and I miss them dearly, but...

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Old 09-04-2019, 03:17 AM   #5
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Basically the cheats are there so you do not need to do any of the busy work, one of the game's failings. Not its only failings by any stretch, because FFVIII is terrible all around. But at least now, if someone wants to play through the worst Final Fantasy story ever written, its much easier to do so.
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But at least now, if someone wants to play through the worst Final Fantasy story ever written, its much easier to do so.
Finally, my time has come.
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:20 AM   #7
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Uh oh. Looks like they censored the game in some pretty funny ways too.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:02 AM   #8
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8 was not one of my favs but I am not a hater. I like the cheats. It took it from never gonna buy to maybe if its super cheap someday.

I mostly want to play the card game and go through the story. I like the idea of skipping most of the grind if only to save time.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:34 AM   #9
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There's no real remastering here. Just new models on the main characters is all. Hopefully people will be able to mod in other better assets like they did with the old version of FF8 and especially FF7. The AI upscaling methods folks have been tinkering with are like a magic wand on 2D backgrounds. Cant wait to see what they put out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaEgc46FNWE
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:50 PM   #10
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Where's the option to have Squall get murdered instantly upon starting the game and get replaced with a pile of inanimate lumber?
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