Whenever someone asks me what my favourite Final Fantasy game is, the answer is always Final Fantasy VIII. It’s getting on a bit (20 years, in fact) but its tale of time-travelling witches, lovestruck teens, cannonball dogs and bonkers floating military schools is still, for me, one of the best things to come out of this never-ending series.
It is, however, one of the more trying Final Fantasy games to get running properly on PC. The 2013 PC release is, let’s face it, a bit of a fudge. The music isn’t right, the controls are fiddly; it’s aged horribly. Good thing, then, that today marks the release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, a spruced-up, PC-friendly version that finally does it justi– wait… What’s wrong with those SeeD students? And those backgrounds? And oh sweet Guardian Forces WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO SQUALL’S FACE?