Final Fantasy VIII is undoubtedly the most polarizing entry in the long-running series of games. I was a 16-year-old teenager when this game was released on 9.9.99 and was able to play the game a week early due to my part-time job at a video store. I instantly fell in love with the story, but many of my friends were confused about the sequel. Some of the most common comments were, “Where is Cloud and Tifa?” or “What happened to Midgar?”. I fought many battles championing what was great about the game, but many of my friends didn’t care.
It was 20 years ago when I finished Final Fantasy VIII, and despite the continued bashing of the game from the game community, I always wanted to revisit it. That time finally came this month with the release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. I downloaded the game as soon as it launched on the Nintendo Switch eShop and started my walk down memory lane. Does the game still hold up? Watch my video and find out!