Politics, magic, technology and pure human emotion fuel a quest for answers in this installment of the wildly popular Final Fantasy series. The hero of the story is Squall Leonhart, a somewhat troubled teen who is a student at the military academy known as Balamb Garden. As the game starts, the antisocial and introverted Squall is preparing to take the final steps to becoming a member of Garden's elite mercenary force called SeeD. During the required field exam, Squall's group (including his hated rival, the brash and arrogant Seifer Almasy) uncovers the beginnings of a plot by the nation of Galbadia, a global superpower with a tyrannical ruler. Squall and his comrades, Selphie Tilmitt and Zell Dincht, are SeeDs less than a day before being assigned to a mission in the Galbadian-occupied country of Timber. It is there that Squall meets Rinoa Heartilly, the young and passionate leader of a rebel faction. It is soon discovered that Galbadian President-for-Life Vinzer Deling has allied ...
The chequered destiny of two men who continuously plunge their mighty souls into battle...
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Did You Know?
All the GFs that have to be drawn from bosses in the game can also be drawn from the monsters in Ultimecia's Castle. See more
Later on in the game in disc 2, the party visits what's left of Trabia Garden in ruins and the student and teacher survivors trying to rebuild the school. But after the Time Compression event in disc 4 and defeating Sorceress Ultimecia. The fate of Trabia Garden and the student and teacher survivors is unknown whether Trabia Garden has been rebuilt or if it's still in ruins. See more
They told me that I failed as an instructor. Basically, that I lacked leadership qualities. I was a SeeD by the age of 15, got my instructor licence at 17... It's only been a year since I got it... I wonder where I went wrong... I did my best... Are you listening?
Are you done yet...? I don't want to talk about it. What am I supposed to say about other people's problems?
I'm not asking you to say anything. I just want you to listen.
Then go talk to a wall.
During the end first half of the end credits we see a few minutes of "handheld video camera footage" taken during a party after the team's victory over the sorceress. At the end, just before the camera's battery runs out we see Riona outside pointing towards the sky. After the credits are done there is an additional scene. See more
In the Playable demo of Final Fantasy VIII, there were several changes, including new music through the scene, altered dialogue, and a few errors, such as abilities that the characters could not have at that point in the full game. See more
Referenced in Kingdom Hearts II
Music Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Lyrics by Kazushige Nojima
Latin Translation by Taro Yamashita
Orchestrations by Shiroh Hamaguchi
(as Shirou Hamaguchi)
Conductor: Katsuaki Nakatani
Soprano: Komaki Miyabe, Matsue Hamauzu
Alto: Chie Sasakura, Hitomi Kaga
Tenor: Hirokazu Takiguchi, Jun Suzuki
Bass: Katsuyuki Nakanishi, Takeshi Yamagami
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Kenji Nagashima
Assistant Engineers: Yasuhiro Tsurusaki, Yasuo Iijimma
Recording Coordinator: Yuji Saito
(as Yuji Saitou)
Recorded at Sound City, Tokyo See more