Final Fantasy 8

Sony Computer Entertainment/Squaresoft
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FINAL FANTASY 8 is the 8. installment in the Final Fantasy series produced by Squaresoft for Sony Playstation and PC.The game's story focuses on a group of young mercenaries who are drawn into an international conflict and seek to protect the world from a sorceress manipulating the war for her own purposes.Final Fantasy 8 is the first game in the series to use realistically proportioned characters,the first to feature a vocal piece as its theme music and one of the only titles to deviate from the series' traditional means of increasing a character's power.In addition,it does not have a magic point-based system for spellcasting.The game consists of three main modes of play:the world map,the field map and the battle screen.The world map is a 3D display in which the player may navigate freely across a small-scale rendering of the game world.Characters travel across the world map in a variety of ways,including by foot,car,Chocobo,train and airship.The field map consists of controllable 3D characters overlaid on one or more 2D pre-rendered backgrounds which represent environmental locations such as towns or forests.The battle screen is a 3D model of a location such as a street or room where turn-based fights between playable characters and CPU-controlled enemies take place.Regular series composer Nobuo Uematsu wrote and directed the soundtrack for Final Fantasy 8...