Final Fantasy 8 or Final Fantasy 9? Which is better?
IX doesn't get interesting until the start of disc three.
This is fact and cannot be disputed.
Bland environments? FFVIII? No.
I honestly think a lot of people just heard opinions of VIII and never gave it an honest shot. Like people complaining about the Draw system, disc 1 is really the only time that I spend time drawing. Disc 2 and later you have most of the refine items to magic abilities from GF. At that point you can make the necessary magics quickly. During the later portion of Disc 3 you can make so much magic it isn't funny.
I agree that most of the offensive magic has little use in the game, the support spells do though. Cast Aura on Squall when he has Lion Heart and most bosses near the and die quickly.
Getting characters to 100 in VIII is so easy. Disc 4 on the Island Closest to Hell, levels you up in no time. So you shouldn't have problems on Disc 4.
Like I said in an earlier post, I found VIII to be very very easy. The story has it's problems, but the quirks in it make the game enjoyable to me.
seeing as how my sig is SeeDSquall i would have to say FF8 my favorite, but i'd say 9 is the "better" game. It takes a special person to enjoy a lot of things in 8. Like the draw system, card game (gets pretty annoying late game) weapon "crafting", Zell...
But all those things i love, and i know i'm different because of it. Limit breaks for 8 are the best though, anyone who doesn't agree is crazy imo.
9 has a great story, cool characters, a much simpler and direct character build/ lvling system, music, it's a great game too.
9 is better
Only thing 8 had better than 9 was how the limit breaks worked. I liked the trance abilities in 9, but getting them to activate was annoying
I haven't even played 9 yet and I'm gonna say 9, yet I didn't like 8 that much. 9 does look very good, I can't wait to play it, but I won't may a judgment till I do so. 8 on the other hand I just saw as a disaster, it has potential though.
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Final Fantasy VIII, Squall has an incredible backstory and the game itself has a mystery yet to be resolved: Squall's death.
Squall's death is just fan theory. However the game was pretty awesome.
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Voted for IX because VIII represents (for me at least) the "fall" of Final Fantasy,
FF I through VII were Masterpieces, Compelling stories, Tight mechanics, and Wonderful Characters.... in ff8 they sacrificed those things for graphics,
In ff9 square almost brought FF back to the level of quality that the past games had.................and then they threw it away when they made ff X...........and they've been falling ever since.....(to me)
l find just the act of someone asking this question very offensive. FF9 is better in every way compared to FF8.
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