Final Fantasy 8 or Final Fantasy 9? Which is better?

#51J_Can_ManPosted 1/3/2013 8:47:13 PM
People here are sure sucking IX's ****, but I find 8 to be way better. Mainly the faster combat, and the draw system made every character pretty damn customizable, with the only downside being that everyone had to be a summoner of some sort.

IX is a beautiful beast as well, almost a retro feel to it. Go through with the golden chocobo quest, and try your luck with Ozma, well worth it.
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#52Emi3280Posted 1/3/2013 8:48:20 PM
Final Fantasy VIII, Squall has an incredible backstory and the game itself has a mystery yet to be resolved: Squall's death.
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#53xXDeadWulfXxPosted 1/3/2013 8:51:19 PM
IX, no doubt about it.
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#54SandOnMyBootPosted 1/3/2013 8:53:20 PM
FF8 broke so many rules of storytelling. I lost count of the number of times a Deus Ex Machina happened. So often there were inexplicable events happening or odd character behavior without explanation or reason. In fact, that "Squall's Dead" theory makes far more sense than the game's canon plot. Not to mention, almost every character in FF8 seems to have some form of mental issues judging by the way they act, but their counterintuitive behavior is never commented on or explained.

The magic drawing aside, the battle system completely eliminates each characters individuality in battle except for their limit breaks (which you'll rarely use, unless you spam the broken way it's set up) since all magic is 100% transferable to any party member. And I thought FF7's system was exploitable.

In a nutshell, FF8 had broken gameplay, constant plot points that were never explained and were only there just to be there, and characters that acted illogical and downright idiotic.
#55Javelin_ChimeraPosted 1/3/2013 8:58:21 PM
9 is pretty useful if you are having trouble getting to sleep.
#56xzisted074Posted 1/3/2013 8:59:39 PM
Get both.
#57blackhrtPosted 1/3/2013 9:02:24 PM
From the Final Fantasy games I've played so far I vote: 8. I got tired of seeing the cartoon characters in games before VII. idk, maybe it was because I was playing chrono trigger and illusion of gaia at the time as well that made me want to see something different. I just wanted to see some more human characters to go with the layered stories.

Junction and Draw System didn't bother me too much. The summons got kind of weird in 8 though.
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#58The_DOAMPosted 1/3/2013 9:02:36 PM
FF8 of course
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#59Devil_wings00Posted 1/3/2013 9:06:22 PM
Not really a fan of 8. Not terrible or anything (I don't have a spoony style hate for it) but I always found it dull.
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#60TinyTim123Posted 1/3/2013 9:06:32 PM
inuyasha1031 posted...
I hated 8, the whole draw system and weapon upgrading sucked.


I played all the way through 8, and rather enjoyed it, but the draw system, that was sooooo soooo bad! It artificially lengthened battles needlessly.
I played 9 for about 45 minutes. I had to go somewhere for a couple days and hadn't yet found a save point. I never played again.

I still say probably 9, unless you want to play in short bursts, in which I say avoid both.
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