Final Fantasy VIII is now on iOS and Android
The oft-forgotten Final Fantasy VIII has made its approach to smartphones, just some a long time after it initially debuted.
Right this moment, Sq. Enix launched the basic roleplaying recreation on each iOS and Android; it’s accessible for $16.99 proper now, however that worth will soar to $20.99 beginning on April fifth. Final Fantasy VIII first launched on the unique PlayStation again in 1999, although this model is the newer remaster, which hit consoles just like the Xbox One, PS4, and Change in 2019. The sport is additionally accessible on Steam. Along with improved visuals, the remaster consists of some quality-of-life tweaks, like the choice to hurry up fight and world exploration.
And whereas Final Fantasy VII tends to garner a lot of the franchise’s nostalgia — and the big-budget remakes — VIII is a notable entry within the sequence, one which noticed Final Fantasy develop into extra grownup storytelling. It was nonetheless filled with battles and monsters and magic, however the core of the expertise was on a budding romance.
“The Final Fantasy sequence at all times positioned emphasis on drama, and with Final Fantasy VII, from a broad perspective, I consider we reached the head of depicting a narrative the place ‘protagonists face a big pressure of evil,’” director Yoshinori Kitase advised GadgetClock in 2019.
“On the flip facet, the sequence has developed on a extra granular degree since Final Fantasy IV, because it started to incorporate narratives that targeted on characters’ feelings. With the development of CG know-how permitting for a extra delicate expression of characters’ feelings, we determined to take on the problem to focus on ‘love,’ which delves deeper into the inner side of humankind, as our theme.”
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