Square Enix has recently released Final Fantasy VIII Remastered and made it available for both iOS and Android. The company has added combat assistance, the ability to disable skirmishes with enemies, and triple the gameplay speed. 

The character look has also been improved. What is more, the manufacturer has allowed gamers to choose the difficulty level according to their needs. It’s also worth noting that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is there on NDS ROMs platforms Nintendo Switch and other consoles such as PlayStation 4, etc. So you have more than enough options to play your favorite game.

PC 2000 Version vs. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered: Key Differences

Digital Foundry has released another video; this time, it is the remake of the popular RPG Final Fantasy VIII intended for the Japanese market. The release has its advantages, which both players and experts liked. Here’s a list of the major changes:

  • The new character models look great and, most importantly, one-of-the-kind. For example, on Squall’s model, you can see the scar he received in the very first battle;
  • The game comes with boosters that will help save you precious time; not all players can spend hours on game grinding and pumping;
  • The new version comes in 1920×1080 on both the base PS4 and the Pro, but the aspect ratio is still 4: 3. The game has black bars on all sides of the screen, but this doesn’t distract from the gameplay process;
  • FMV videos have been improved, but they could be better. There is a dissonance between quality character models and a blurry background;
  • There are no changes on the world map either. Moreover, thanks to the high resolution, all the charms of the relief and the uniform “connection” of textures are now visible;
  • In Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, which is partially based on the PC-port of the 2000 game, the gameplay idea is completely repeated. For example, the analog stick works as intended;
  • The developers have replaced bad quality MIDI music from the PC port. In the remaster, all sounds will be the same quality as on the PS1;
  • The frame rate of the interface during the battle in the remaster is 60, as opposed to 15 fps in the PS1 version of FF VIII. Because of this, it is much more convenient to carry out Limit Break attacks. You need to press a certain button in time, and the system will perform the target action.
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Conclusion

Final Fantasy VIII was initially launched for the PlayStation in 1999 and then was made available for the PC. A couple of years ago, Square Enix officially released the HD remake of Final Fantasy VIII for consoles, such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. However, this is not where the story finishes. 

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is currently available for smartphones and tablets in the App Store and Google Play. The game size is rather big — over 2.5 GB, so you should make sure that your device has enough free memory space. Until April 4, the game is offered for $16.99, but the rise in price to $20.99 is expected.