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« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2015, 11:30:53 PM »

My favorite in the series, but I'm weird. It's very flawed though. But I loved the characters, style, feel, and it has the greatest soundtrack in the franchise. The story is very very flawed though, but that said, show my an FF game that isn't (maybe not 6 and 9).

GF animations are a pain in the butt though.

If I were pressed to pick, FF12 wins for the best Summons.  They're quickly played out, and really encapsulate that "RAW AWESOME POWER" feeling (fucking Zodiark leaves me in awe every time).

I'm actually REALLY loving the discussion here and may have to do a Game Journal on it next (well, again, maybe, those things take time and I'm too goddamn thorough with those things).
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« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2015, 12:43:49 AM »

My tl;dr is that FFVIII was probably written with an actual plot in mind, but the writers failed to produce an actual storyline. They basically had a sequence of events leading to a particular (and probably clever) twist in mind and didn't do enough to connect them or flesh them out beyond serving as buildup/payout for their twist.

I know I've said this before (like in every thread where FFVIII came up) but I really feel like FFVIII changed writing staff at some point. The gaps in the story don't feel like they happened for budgetary reasons -- it's like there's this really big shift in tone shortly after Disc 2 starts and a lot of the rest of the story felt like it was being pieced together from someone else's notes.

This might be due to Square handing team FFVIII all the budgets (much to the detriment of games like Xenogears).
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« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2015, 04:21:21 PM »

I feel like I'm the only one who loves FF8 and all of the elements making it up unironically...
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« Reply #48 on: Today at 09:49:43 AM »

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« Reply #49 on: Today at 10:11:00 AM »

I still find it amusing that the dog is female (referred to as "she" all the time) yet it has a boy's name "Angelo."  My second and third playthroughs, I changed the dog's name to Angela. 
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« Reply #50 on: Today at 10:53:06 AM »

Oh yeah, another way to break FF8 is to only learn the dog's last trick.
That way it can only do the first one and the ultimate one instead of all the useless ones.
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« Reply #51 on: Today at 11:41:13 AM »

Oh yeah, another way to break FF8 is to only learn the dog's last trick.
That way it can only do the first one and the ultimate one instead of all the useless ones.

Hey now, Invincible Moon is pretty good if it procs at a timely moment. Also, IIRC both Angelo Reverse and Angelo Search procs randomly, Limit Break or no, which mean that there's no point in not learning them (though Angelo Reverse is still pretty useless since it namely focuses on rezzing Riona over the more useful characters). Only Angelo Strike and Angelo Recover should be avoided at all cost.

That said, Angel Wing can be game breaking if you only give Riona Meteor and let her Junction it to Mag (and equip Support Abilities like Mag +60%, HP +80%, Auto-Protect, Auto-Shell and/or Auto-Haste; and you might also want to let her Devour a few T-Rexes for some additional HP and make sure she has Vit Bonus and HP Bonus for level ups; to at least try to keep her standing past the moment when something looks at her funny).
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