Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!
Welcome to the long-awaited resurrection of my review of Final Fantasy VIII: the game that has plagued my existence for years.
I came buckets.
this is awesome!
FUCK yeah! This is the series that got me hooked on the Spoony!
Thought of the day: smacking yourself on the lips hurts. Don’t do it.
Oh, my. Awesome.
im so happy! even tho i havnt yet watched it!!!!
I just finished watching it. I laughed, then cried, then came a little…
Thank you for this spoony, thank you =]
Very entertaining! Even if I thought you dug a little too much into the logical problems, you’re points on the plot holes and everything else was great!
See ya next time! Whatever the next project is :-)
That, “I’m a man! *punch*”, part made me have to stifle a guffaw into a giggle. If it weren’t 4 in the morning, I’d still be laughing.
I honestly didn’t think Dr. Insano would fly, but the “I do love them tattooed bitches”-delivery after the end credits is perfect.
I like this game, but I still LOVE this video. Dr. Insano is my new personal hero.
Sadly, Thatguywiththeglasses jumped the shark really bad, recently…
Am I the only one that loves and hates this game? You know, when realism and nostalgia goggles meet… well and nothing happens?
Great vids btw. I love the series.
Everything is better with robots!
Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this for so long! Loved it!
Nice vid, love this series. Had a 90 min delay from school, guess someone wanted me to see this vid early today!
one of four
three to go
I love watching somebody tearing apart my childhood. Yeah, there are 3 more disks to go and believe me, things are gonna get even more illogical and weird. I wonder if the remaining disks are gonna take half an hour each to get through…
And I thought I that I had still something else to say, but I guess not.
PS. NO, WAIT! What was the name of the movie (or tv-series or whatever) where the japanese chick was sawing the guys leg off with that string. I’m sure I have seen that before, but I guess it has been such a long time that I no longer have any clue what it could have been. And am I right when I claim that she saws both of his feet off and then some guy wanders into the room and the whole lovely evening comes to a halt?
That was pretty amazing. I was afraid it wouldn’t be funny because you were mostly just doing this as fan service but it was actually hilarious.
Man, this is soooooo great! I laughed all the way trough.
The game seems different then how I remember it, must be the nostalgia goggle.
wow. this game makes NO sense whatsoever, yet you make it utterly HALARIOUS!
Great work Spoony. You can count me as a fan now.
To venom: the movie you are looking for is called the audion by Takashi Miike.
Eh, that reply was meant for Jnsbb not venom. Sorry.
YOU ROCK!!! The final fantaisy game review was what made me come to this website in the first place and the way you brought it back was awesome!!! Doctor insano is the shit! This caracter will definitely go somewhere!! Oh and good job for pissing off all those fan boys who think this game is a master piece, they déserve it. Good review and funny as hell!!
p.s: oh and by the way what was the name of that movie whith the japanese chik cutting this guy with a wire, i am sure i saw this somewhere.
Thanks for the info poomermon
Thanks Poomermon. And you’re not the only who looks up the wrong username in the comments section. I do that all the time too. Just gotta remember that the name is below the comment, not before it.
That scene with a japanese chick is from the movie “Audition”. It is great overall and that torture scene? Honestly one of the most disturbing and intense scenes I’ve ever seen.
Check it out http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235198/
Godlike spoony, godlike!
I liked the blank stare after the Episode II clip . . . And as for the Audition reference, nice. Gotta hand it to you for bringing out Dave as well. But the highlight was undoubtedly Dr. Insano. I hope he will return someday. Thanks for the great video!
“The boy in you is telling you to come.” Indeed.
Socksmakespeoplesexy had probably the best article on this game I’ve seen. It pretty much nails it. Square had to follow up FF7, Quite Possible The Best Game Ever Made™, and they choked. Plain and simple. If you’ve atually convinced yourself this game’s plot is legitimate, you’re a brand whore. Sorry, seek help.
Also, the only way thi story could have been redeemed is if Ultemecia tuned out to be a future version of Rinoa….which I actually thought was the case, until I asked about it and got proved incorrect. O_o
Awesome! :D Good to see you back tearing FF8 apart
This was the best one yet. It had just about everything: Harping on gameplay and story, lots of irrelevant clips from other movies and shows, homages to the thatguywiththeglasses crew, and you dressing up like characters. And you didn’t need to either curse or indulge in vulgar humour. And you don’t need action figures any more! You da man!
my third favorite in the series, only ranked below 4 and 5. glad to see the asshole shall be ripped anew.
keep up the good work, and kick some ass
OMG SPOONY. YOU TOTALLY SUCK! HOW DARE U HAVE AN OPINION OF YOUR OWN ABOUT FINAL FANTASY 8! (inserts a load of random crap about why spoony supposedly sucks and ff8 totally rocks).
just kidding. anyway that was funny as hell. my fave episode.
I’ve been waiting for this ever since part7 ended. Unfortunately, my iPhone doesn’t play blip videos so I need to wait until I get home to watch this. Damn professor doesn’t allow us to use laptops. Oh well, when I go home and blaze and watch it I’ll appreciate it more. I can wait another hour! I’ve been patiently waiting..
love the Nostalgia Critic reference with M Bison
Ah, finally, the reasons i don’t play final fantasy 8 anymore are revealed! Keep makin these spoony, they make my day 1000 times better!
I love your videos, and this one was hilarious. I also like Final Fantasy 8. But it’s cool, you’re entitled to your opinion, or else I wouldn’t like these videos so much. The only problem I have is that you keep attacking fans. And that gets pretty old…but anyway, keep up the good work ^^
Great video. Only three more discs!
Absolutely awesome review man. I laughed my ass off.
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay been waiting for this to come out. Love he “Audition” reference, made me scream like a little girl too.
I lol’d at the third youtube comment picture.
This made my day and the end was so funny I fell of my bed laughing.
DOCTOR INSANO! I voted for him! :D
insanely awesome. only 3 more to go!
Oh man, this poor excuse for a game is really driving you insane. Hope you got a good therapist, cause you’re really gonna need one when all this is over. Sooner the better, if you ask me lol. Anyways, this review was all that I expected and more. It reeked amazingness. After a very slow and boring day at work, it was just the thing I needed to cheer me up. Epic stuff man. Epic stuff :D
This was aaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome!!! I played it for about 30 minutes and in this short time I thought “THIS SUCKS ASS !!!!” – and I can see… I wasn’t wrong.
only 3 more, heh? sweet …..
I don’t think credit is needed for Linkara. Everyone will know you were referencing to Linkara. But then again, there are people out their that will cry out THIEF! way too quick.
Impressive, Spoony, now release your anger.
Can’t wait for the next three, because I only finished cd 1.
Well done Spoony! Dr. Insano 2012!!!!
Awesome..just..purely..awesome..i defiantly have a friend that is insanely obsessed with ff8 and wow would he flip out if he ever seen this..*tempted to send it to him as a bday present or something* but again..purely awesome
That was part with Dr. insano was the funniest thing i’ve ever seen on any other reviewing site EVER!!!
Haha XD Noah, i’m so glad you restarted this review! The Doctor Insano bit was classic! Can’t wait to see the parts.
I’ve had a loathing of Square ever since they left Nintendo for Sony. If you’re done with Final Fantasy VIII, then do other Square games. There are a series of stupid decisions they made that started during but mostly after the Super Famicom era. Please do more. I honestly hope there’s going to be more. There’s just a sea of stupidity and comedy gold waiting for anyone out there.
Finally awesome! Been waiting for this for a LONG time, thanks for continuing even if the recording process is hell!
Now for the other three!!!
Oh yes Spoony, the torture is not over. You thought Phantasmagoria 2 was bad, then wait for what’s yet to come!!!
This was SO worth the wait spoony. I was laughing out loud so frequently and so hard that at one point my sides almost burst. You are hilarious and please keep these reviews coming. I can safley say that the desire to ever play this game as quickly left my mind as soon as your second part came out. I know enjoy watching the true horror behind this game become unmasked. Great job!
Okay Square, maybe you know your audience. That is, you realize your patrons are a bunch of nerdy, alienated teenagers who demand a fantasy world populated by the same. Marketing, however, cannot excuse a plot that takes fistfuls of idiot pils. It’s called psychological realism. LOOK INTO IT.
I did love FF8 in my youth (I’m 20 now, go figure) but I still think you’re dead on. The whole junction system only appeals to the obsessive. The whole drawing-100-of-a-single-spell-or-card-monsters-for-the-same-purpose-while-just-as-time-consuming system was only made bearable when I installed a second tv in my room. And the poorly written script is the last nail in the coffin that pretty much keeps me from revisiting this game even for nostalgic reasons.
I wish critics and others like yourself would have ripped on this game’s flaws much sooner with such scalpel precision, but you know how everyone keeps from speaking ill of a new and heavily anticipated megaton budget release like this one when its still fresh on the shelves…
Anyway, it was fine video, Noah; I laughed out loud a few times :)
Nice little Bruce Campbell reference there with the Brisco County thing.
Damnit Noah that was definitely a fucking masterpiece I had to pause the game to catch my breath!
And I’m glad you don’t let those weirdos get to you who actually like that. My friends used to play this stuff all the time and when I got to watch them playing it I was like “well, this doesnt look like fun AT ALL” and they went out to explain the story-line (oh boy) and I couldn’t believe they paid money to play it. You listen, fanboys? Just because there are ways to get around the whole magic drawing …. Why not get magic without doing some stupid grinding? Seriously, you’re so lost in your own fanboyism you don’t realise when a game designer just messed up.
Anyways, I’m looking forward to the next three CDs =)
Dr. Insano is the fucking SHIT!!
Dear my, Dr Insano must like those tattooed bitches so much he had a heart attack just thinking about them.
lol this game is so weird XD Spoony, thanks for telling us to stay away from this. and awsome review!
Hahaha, push-n-eat macaroni in a tube.
Dude, I feel for you. After getting all the way to the end of disk 1, only to find that there’s a good 30 more hours of this stuff broke me too. Personally, I find all of your complaints about the game valid and the fact that some people can’t take criticism of their fav game abit sad. I love Metal gear solid but I’m willing to admit it has it’s share of dlaws. Anyways, I loved the Dr. Insano stuff and Dave of the DEad, and I hope you’ll do more posts soon (even if it’s no FF8 ).
Immense video! You did a great job with the chroma key, it looked better than when they try chroma key on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses…
wow that was 1 amazing review.
Although I disagree with alot of complaints you had with the game, I really enjoyed your review so far.
Keep up the great work man!
In fact, i loved that the background music for Dr. Insano was the Ultima 8 theme. Ultima, an RPG series far better than final fantasy…
Amazing review, your best work in a long time. Great use of the Hippos too, it fit great!
Man, I miss that band.
That was so epic, I had to watch it twice!
The chromakey-ing wasn’t too bad at all :)
And the video… fuckin’ amazing. I totally remember running forever trying to find that train. I also recall getting to the end of the first disk and saying, “Fuck it, this is taking too long. I’m gonna play some Crash Bandicoot or something.” (I was in the 6th grade at this time).
Oh man thank god you started this review again. This is what got me into watching your reviews back on youtube. I hated this game when i first played it way back when and everything you touch on is what irritated me. I also hated that stupid quizzes you had to do to earn money. When i play a game I don’t want to take a quiz OR play a stupid card game. Anyways, keep up the good work. I’ll be looking forward to the next one.
this video is biutifull i LOVE IT
3 MORE TO GO? God I thought for sure you were about at the end. XD
Even though I like VIII, I really love your reviews (I’m not a fanboy and I can concede that there are a fair bit of flaws, ironically enough, I was playing this all week and the some of the things you pointed out regarding the Timber tower never really occured to me). They’re so funny and entertaining that I can’t stop watching, same with all of your reviews. Yet again, you’ve done a kick-ass job and I’ll be looking forward to the next review on whatever it is you choose to do.
Have an awesome day/night/whatever. :D
Oh man, that was great. But seriously, FOUR DAMN DISCS? Jesus christ. Did they just milk this game for all it was worth? Nice use of Wanted Dead Or Alive, by the way.
Also, regarding your production notes talking about the intro, will we still have “Break Me” as the song? I’ve grown to love it and I don’t want to see it disappear, to be honest.
Keep on doin’ what you do Spoonyman!
This was an incredibly polished review. I’d venture to say the best you’ve made so far.
Awesome work, Spoony.
pretty good review
but… who is this ‘doctor insano’?
looking foward for the next one!
That was great!
You pointed out several logical problems that i never noticed.
Still love the game(9 is better), And think that the Draw ability is Unneeded to beat the game… (I got to the final battle on Disc three when i was 8 years of age, And only drew when i saw a spell i did not have… Mainly cuz i did not understand the junction system, which i shall admit, Was not a good idea.) Thanks to your reviews i bought this game again, So i could finally beat it!… Please dont hurt me! :P
Very good review. I laughed like crazy with that Zell jerking of thing. Can’t wait for part 9. But try to balance the sound : the music at the end made me jump on my bed.
Check the writing on the big monitor in Timber, I can’t remember exactly what it says but it’s something like “I will never let you live”. It’s supposed to be Adel’s thoughts, since her tomb is the reason for the interference with the radio waves.
hope to see more ff8 reviews in the future… have been waiting so long :D
ff8 is still your best work imo.
Brilliant as always. At this rate, I may have to stop watching Phantasmagoria every week or so!
I’m honestly surprised you didn’t use this “Linkara” from Atop The Fourth Wall reference when it came to the use of Magic in FF8. I swore I was going to hear the following
“Where are they getting these cards? Do they have the power to turn monsters into cards? How is that possible”
“Answer: IT’S MAGIC, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE EXPLAINED!”
lol i love dr insanos evil laugh and god do i feel for you i cant believe thats only disk one wtf
JUST AWESOME, ff8 = still da best review
lol nobody comments about the of course gues they don’t watch nostalgia critic or thatguywiththeglasses
I never liked this game my favorite its 6 then 7
i’v never finish 8 in fact I just get the guy with the cowboy hat and leave it there xd
hahaha wow that was the best review ever :D
looking forward to part 9!
Spoony is king!
Final fantasy 8 is one of the most boring games i have ever played the plot is just terrible compared to 7 and 9 and the only thing that was fun in this game was the pointless card game and that has just got to show how intensely boring this game is.
Nice to see your pain is everyone else’s pleasure. I feel ya, buddy. I myself have had my turn trying to understand what the hell is going on with the plot of FF8, and spending hours on that hideous and evil card game.
The worst part is…on Disc 2, you are about to hit the absolute WORST plot twist not only in RPG history, but of video game history. It’s that awful. Longtime fans and players will know what I’m talking about.
That being said, this was a tremendously polished review. I totally didn’t see the tip of the hat to Nostalgia Critic coming (the M.Bison clip), and the Captain Insano stuff was simply awesome. :-) Looking forward to more.
Nice review, I see you turned up the pace a little bit, and added more clips to append humor (case in point: the star wars clip).
The only downside was the Dr. Insano bit, it was a wee bit too long.
I think the new pace is a lot better. You’ve outdone yourself.
Looking forward to your future work. Really enjoyed this.
See, now, that first couple minutes where you give your final word on drawing magic is why it’s a good idea for the rest of us not to make too big a deal out of this whole FF8 review thing. Don’t want you stressing over this too damned badly. It’s just a game, after all. A very, very crappy game, but a game none the less.
Good show, as always, Spoony. I’m looking forward to more of this, and of whatever else you’re working on.
I don’t care what anyone says, FF8 is AWFUL! I won’t even play the game because a friend of mine brought her console to my house and had me watch her play. She couldn’t stop gushing, and I couldn’t stop gagging. Then again, she was fucking wet for Squall, which was nasty enough, but to make matters worse, she read yaoi fiction about him and… well, every male member of the cast.
We don’t talk much anymore…
Oh, Filthy Multi-tasking Quistis is awesomely terrifying. That must be what the mouth of hell looks like.
I have to admit that I wasn’t really sure how well the return to the FF8 review was going to go. After all, it’s been a damn long time and it’s got to be difficult to just somehow go back to that magical time and pick up where you left off without any hiccups.
I also have to admit that I had my doubts about the Dr. Insano idea when I first read about it here. It’s pretty difficult to work in a dual-persona character without it feeling gimmicky.
I’m HAPPY to admit that my worries and doubts went completely unfounded. You pick up where you left off perfectly and due to all your practice in game reviewing since Part 7, this is easily one of the best parts yet, if not THE best- and Dr. Insano’s appearance fit in PERFECTLY with your complete confusion at the plot, in addition to being frickin’ hilarious in its own right as a well-done pastiche of so many sciencey supervillains.
I am so waiting for Part 9.
good thing for spoony is thats its a review and not a lets play, so he doesnt have to show us hours upon hours of him playing, and hes going to run out of material sooner or later, 4 discs is to much to trash talk, although he does have to play the game and film it all.
I hope the video game dancing survives the Break Me edit.
I enjoyed Part 8, tonnes of laughs
Great job Spoony
Noah, my god man..I’m so sorry I asked for more of this… I’d forgotten it was a four disk game…
ooh, you have Audition?
>.> at the X-Files reference
naw, that should have been O_o;
I love you. Marry me.
I was once convinced by a friend that FFVIII was a good game if you take the Final Fantasy away from it, so I was like “Ok… I’ll play it again…”
I got through the first disc, and was like “Ok, the main character’s annoying, but it’s kind of… fun… and makes as much sense as any JRPG…” and I just gave up on the second disc.
It’s funny… more than 10 years ago from now I played this game about 3 of times (don’t mind me mentioning that), thinking that it was a cool game. and now I look at this game and think “yeah this game sucks.”
Way to open up our eyes.
Fu Manchu loves Phoenix Wright, awesome
Woo! Dr. Insano!
FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!
You haven’t lost a step.
I am soooo confused. Everyone in the world talks about this “draw” magic thing like it’s a 20 hour chore.
I just bought all my magic from stores. No more tedious or difficult then buying armor or weapons. Did people never try this?
Yes, I’ve become yet another person posting my ultimate solution to this apparently game breaking function. But it’s like hearing somebody doesnt like Pokemon because he didn’t know how to catch extra pokemon and went thru the whole game with just one and calling it too hard. I just don’t understand.
I guess the Galbadian’s really didn’t like the current President’s policies?
But yeah, damn. This review is so eye-openingly true >.<
This game would probably be better if all the main characters were wearing monocles. Everything is better with monocles. You should buy a monocle.
I’d vote for Doctor Insano in a heartbeat before I’d give Obama another term. even if it does mean me being Zombified and forced to fight Aliens. O.o’
@Captain Fong – I think the point is is that you basically have to do this tedious drawing over and over again or you really have no chance in beating the game, since the magic heavily affects stats. Sure, there are other ways to go about it, but they’re either a. just as bad or b. expensive as hell.
Your example doesn’t equal this game. A better comparison would be saying this game is like if you had to catch every Pokemon to beat the main storyline and not just have a decently leveled team.
I played this game on pc and, boy, was it ever a frustrating dissappointment!
You are to bad games what Christopher Hitchens is to Henry Kissinger.
You know, you even look like a young version of him…
Great work, I haven’t laughed this hard since I found out about midget wrestling :)
It’s great that you gone back to finish this once and for all. I thought it was really good and i can’t tell you how much i enjoyed sitting for half an hour watching you do your thing (did that sound gay…?).
The only thing i missed was that you didn’t comment as much on the dialogue like you did before. For example when Quistis and Squall where at the “secret place” or when the team took the train for the first time and Zell gave Squall the first issue of “Pet Pals”.
Those parts where the ones that i laughed the most at. In fact i think you’re best when you comment stuff that’s not really funny but make them funny with your genius comments. That’s why i liked your Phantasmagoria review so much, because you went for that approach all the way. This time you mostly narrated what happened and didn’t really dig in like before.
This doesn’t at all mean that i didn’t enjoy your review. You’re still one of my favourite “internet profiles” and the continuation of this review was still great. You can’t imagine how long i waited for this, keep up the good work!
Epic spoony, do make more, this game has much more bull shit you can imagine, email me if you would like some key ideas that would be epicly funny for your viewers in relation to ff8, just if you would rather not listen to the many emails you have already of people pointing out how your wrong or right blah blah, just like how the garden misses a almost direct hit with about 5-7 missles by flying away on all that looks like a pretty ring super hover thing! oh the horrorrrrrrr
Well, I did this game too. and yes, the magic=stat system is really strange.
Fong, you are right, we can buy magic, but it needs money,and money is a pain in the ass to get!I mean, the first time I played it, I stayed at level 3 of the seeds nearly all the game, so I barely had enough money to keep going with the plot.And the test is strange too.I mean, 30 series of 10 right/wrong test?And the questions were impossible!
The first time ( I went all the way to the end mostly with only limit break ,GF(which animation cannot be skipped, btw…)and some attack spell I was collecting.But I was never able to finish the final boss, without the help of internet and the location of the island with all the powerful spell…
Meh, maybe spoony will speak about that, if he go to part 30 =).
That was epic. I hope that you continue on with FFVIII, Spoony, even though you do have a long way to go, and there’s a lot of shit ahead. However, I’m sure you’ll be able to turn the terrible moments of the game into monumentally hilarious events, as you’ve been doing all this time. Keep up the good work with your reviews.
in the begenning of the review, spoony shows some of the messages he got from pissed off people who liked the game or whatever you say ;) some dude says, that he should get a education before opening his mouth. That comment made me crack wide open. So that dude is actually telling everyone to get an education before saying their/showing their opinion about a subject. Man think about how the world would be if we all should listen to that bullshit..
However, i love your reviews Spoony and you are really saving my day over and over again. I’ve seen em all like a million times and they are still hilarious as hell.. and really Final Fantasy VIII is just crap and plain stupid. Its ofc cool that people got their own opinion but man.. what is it that makes this game so glorious, so dramatic and so exciting that the majority of gamers love it?
Wonderful! Thank you for updating your play-through of this. I’m looking forward to seeing the other 3 discs. *Evil grin*
Ho, forgot about the review itself.
Quite good return, actually^^.You’re damn right about the seifer part.And for the sorceress, I first thought she was talking to herself (because thats the sort of thing that evil villain say to themselves , while thinking of taking over the world) but no, since the president heard her.And she even kill the president in front of the crowd…It’s not mind control too, it’s nowhere say, and the team isn’t even affected by it.
(And btw, yeah, the plot twist are lame).
PS:Your talking about zell jerking off in the corner, but he doesn’t really seems to do it in this video.Where he DOES however, is in part 7, at the 6:22 minute. Go check this out, he is even moving!
Isn’t the response that Spoony gets from Final Fantasy fanboys pathetic as shit? It’s like their very purpose for existing is to play a bad game just because it’s predecessors were good, and pull out of their asses every retarded rationalisation and to like a BADLY DESIGNED, POORLY WRITTEN GAME. No amount of fanboydom will change the fact that this game does not work on paper. Is there any reason in hell why you can’t get over the fact that not everyone likes this bullshit? Is it really necessary to bitch and moan to someone who hates bad games for a good reason? Spoony is nowhere near insane or masochistic enough to abuse himself with a game that is clearly badly made.
No, I have not played Final Fantasy 8, but don’t tell me I shouldn’t righfully bash it. That’s like saying that I shouldn’t bash Superman 64 because I haven’t played it. I can tell whether a game is badly made, or if it’s premise is flawed when I see it.
woaw that sure was long and hilarious!!!
@ Lanthroviel – Better yet, he’s doing it to a picture of some old guy on the wall…
I´m sorry that you have to go through this crappy game.
All Hail Doctor Isano. For hope that he might share the Suicide girls with his leutenants like me.
Your video reminded me how truly dull and confusing the storyline of this game was. The only way I’m ever playing it again is vicariously through your hilarious videos. :P
Think about this for a second.
In the first flashback Laguna walks hunched over in a really odd way.
Now he has a hole in his pants which just so happens to be where his asshole is.
Yeah, Squall ain’t the only one who’s prefrences we can question in this game.
Thanks for going back to a game I can relate to, I never really like when u play weird old games like Phantasmagoria
Please Dr. Insano , don’t cut off Canada and attach it to Australia. I am allergic to shrimp on the barbie and I don’t want Dingos eating Canadian babies. That being said, you can see the difference in this and the past Final Fantasy 8 videos. While I loved them, the production values, the quality of the editing and even the humour have evolved into something really special. I recommend this site to all my friends, this stuff kills me.
you thought the FFVII movie was bad?just wait till the FFVIII movie!ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
Rinoa isn’t very smart. Laguna’s an idiot too. And it’s for special things in disk 3.
That ‘FF8 sucks and you suck for liking it’ rant at the begining was pure gold. You’re officially the best game critic around IMO
Does Dr. Insano have an ear infection or some sort of balance issue? It seems to me like he has fallen over in both videos I’ve seen him in, both to his right side and after everything else in the video is over with.
As someone who has clocked in about 30 hours as medic in Team Fortress 2, it’s my professional opinion that falling over usually isn’t good….
Doctor Insano was god-like. That was hilarious.
Also, One more thing!
There is a compleatly complicated plot theory that Rinoa IS Aden. In all honesty never much understood it…
Anyway, I still like the game. But it is my secound least favrate Final Fantasy. My least being a tie between FF7, And 12.
Pure genius this one, I’m looking forward to more FF videos with a sprinkle of random pellets of other shit here and there.
I’m sure it’s not the case, but a little part of me can’t help but to wonder if the Doctor Insano bit is, at least in part, a commentary of our latest election.
Also, am I the only one who is reminded of the conclusion to the “Battle of Wits” scene in “the Princess Bride” when Insano falls over like that?
I use to play ff8 but now looking back on it blows hard. So good job on telling those retard fan boys off.
Love Dr. Insano. Sorry you had to suffer through 1 disc, but I promise you, the plot only gets ummm, more… looking for the word… from here.
God damn. You are a god among men.
But I feel so bad for you. 3 More cds to go. Good luck holding on to your sanity, you’ll need it.
You are right yet again! I’ve yet to see a reviewer give Final Fantasy 8 what it really deserves! You hit every point spot on! I quit, i think it was in the third disc (I played the game ONCE, back when the game was days old), and could not stomach the story.
Good luck with the rest, cant wait to see it!
BLIV IS A PIECE OF SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The X-files part made me laugh so hard I was crying. Absolutely perfect timing Spoony!
I like it, and hate FF8. Though a lot of people were waiting on this, I wasnt especially anxious.
I remember when Spoony was worried about still doing his reviews. Phantasmagoria got him back into his finest form and a return to FF8 is Spoony on a full offensive. Great job!
DON’T GIVE UP! BELIEVE YOUR OWN JUSTICE! YOU CAN DO IT!
…because yeah, this is still the best thing ever. Your glorious return to FF8 bash-tacularity was better than ever!
Yeah…I hate FF8 alot too, but mostly because it’s trying to be a love story. Love stories have NEVER worked well in Final Fantasy. Ever. Closest it ever came to working was in 6. Being a love story between the two most unlikeable characters ever just makes it worse. Only good thing about FF8 is that you get some sweet Pixies from it in Monster Rancher 3 but…heck with it, Monster Rancher 4 is SO much better.
Wow. I didn’t think this episode of the FFVIII review needed any more witty cynicism considering how the game’s logic jumps all over the place (Irvine, Galbadia soldiers, “proving courage”? WTF?). I still enjoyed it, but I thought the Dr. Insano skit felt too pushed.
Other than that, the part with Dave of the Dead was okay. I still laughed at the crazy random enemies.
The only way to stop my sister from having me play this horrible game is you. You are truly the Messiah Noah, saving a poor nerdy guy like me from playing a truly horrible game. The only redeeming factor in this whole game was the music because I’m a sucker for Nobuo Uematsu.
God I love your reviews, the only spectacular parts of my days, long live The Spoony One!!
Nice to see another ff8 review, keep up the good work :)
greetings from finland! keep em coming!
You know, I liked FF8, but it was pretty ridiculous at times. I like the micro management(I’m an RTS player) but 8 took it too some extreme levels. My first time through the game I just quit reading the dialog at a certain point in Disk 2.
Now, the overall story: It has elements, that if properly executed, would be good stories. Ultimecia had potential, dammit! The problem is that the good bits are so mixed in with the crap and nonsense, it spoils the whole thing.
Awesome to see FF8 back. But eeesh man, the Audition clip was unexpeced and nasty!
I AM A MAN!!! *punches cd case” … I lol’d.
Awesome review. Anyone else wanna watch Dave of the Dead?
Best video yet. Still a littleneedlessly whiney about the game, but you certainly make some terrific points. Best writing, Acting, and general presentation so far.
I’ll miss the intro, it’s been stuck in my jhead for many a day, and you should have put Fu Manchu in a brighter shirt.. the beards was camoflaged against the dark shirt
but it was great. can’t wait for discs 2-4 :P
Finding the [Old Key] twice unlocks another invisible item later in the game, one which has nothing to do with the keys whatsoever. Don’t you just love strategy guide baits?
loved the review was not a let down i would love to see footage of that ufo in ff8 it was incredibly odd could you fight it or was it an easter egg? anyway love dr insano he rules cant wait for next part btw when is ur minority report game reveiw comin out i saw it at the end of johny neumonic its been a while and i cant find it anywhere anyway good luck with teh future projects good luck and goobye!
Evil Sorceress voiced by James Mason = WIN WTF YES (yes)
I love this review! And I love the game. After you made me laugh, I’m using the things you mentioned to help my beat the game! I mean, piece of crap… shit… yes…
Awesome and funny review. I did not like ffviii , but still completed it to find out what happens in the end. No matter how bad a story, i have a habit of trying to find out what happens in the end. Thanks for your review.
The guards are easier to beat than the Detroit Lions, LOL
I’m looking forward for the next part, although I’m sorry for you to suffer from playing it. I gave it up in the beginnig of the Disc 3.
Man i remember the time i got FF7. It took me some time to compleate. First there was the money problem. Ooh! Why? Why? Almost everting in the game cost about a fuck alot. Yeah I said fuck alot. There was nothing that i could do. I didn’t know how to use the internet back then, and i skipt all the “talk” in the. and didnt understand anything. Well after about 1 week of playing FF7, I knowtist that there was a joke. What joke you ask? Hehe, There was another disk. There were 4 of them (I think). Well now i dont own FF7 anymore, and I dont what to download it cuz i fucking hate it. Yes, I hate FF7. I hate all the FFs. But… I… Am… A… Gamer…
Must… Play… Games…
Or… Life… On… Earth… Will…
I love you guys. Now go get me my coffe! NOW!
Just joking, FFs are not my game. No they weren’t hard, just too long of the same stuff, over the limit sci-fi and well too much Fantasy.
Have a good day or night or whatever the time is for you all.
thx for the awsome video spooney, i loved teh detroit lions,and that kwame being booed at the red wings victory party clips, great stuff man
THIS IS JUST TOO FUNNY!!!!!!!;D
the only thing that can be improved if the review would go into more details
I… I love you. So far you have put a voice to EVERYTHING i have ever hated about this game. Truly you are a shining ray of truth in the darkness that is the FF8 fandom.
Suicide girls reference? Everyone loves them it seems.
The Dr. Insano bit is a bit forced. Sorry. Everything else is good.
hey noah, u should do more reviews on final fantasies, especially on X, X-2 and 12. i hate 12. its not even RPG dammit..
I have to disagree with your stance on the supposed ‘busywork’ involved in the junction system. That’s playing the game. Beefing your characters up through said ‘busywork’ is what RPGs are all about, every final fantasy has had ‘busywork’ like this, and if you don’t enjoy leveling up skills, abilities and stats because of the ‘busywork’ involved then you really don’t sound much like the RPG loving type. And if that’s the case, then you really don’t have any business reviewing RPGs eh? Strengthening your characters through these methods are what a lot of people like the most about the game, and it seems like your really reaching to blast the game for something it really hasn’t done all that badly. You admitted yourself at one stage that it’s actually not too bad a system.
@ hmmm:Spoony IS a RPG fan, and mostly a WESTERN RPG fan (though he seems to played a lot of ff) and as one too, I disagree with your thing.The “busywork” is indeed a common thing (but again, not so much with JRPG, mostly WRPG).
Nearly all FF have a poor “busywork”:I mean, in FF7 you have the materia system, and the weapon/armor type.In FF9 , the weapon and the skill system.in FF6, the weapon/equipement, and the esper system with magic.But those system was easy to use and understand.
In this one, they wanted to change thing, it’s clear.But they changed nearly EVERYTHING and I think the result is bad.
I mean, check the thing with the weapons:Each character have 4 different weapons.To find the magazine that say what items you need to create such weapon is already a pain in the ass with Internet help.Then, you have to find the ITEM needed for the weapon which is REALLY A PAIN TO FIND.And that is totally useless, because if you have good magic in the strength, you will already do 9999 without the need of this weapon.The exception is for squall last weapon, of course, but here,finding ingredients are I-M-P-O-S-S-I-B-L-E to find. (like the one you find 1/3 of the time on a mob that you make appear by talking to a cloaked man in the city, yeah this one.) so what the point of that?
For the magic part, its also too much.Think about it, each character have 9 stats, and 3 defense; that mean 12 magic (and not all magics fit to all spots) and you have to collect them 3 times if you want to “max” your team.And even with cards you can’t have enough magic for that, so you have to farm them, OR leave this shit be and continue without caring about that.Thats what I did the first time, and I nearly finished the game with only the magic I collected on the map, and no drawing!
Don’t listen to them. I thought Dr. Insano would suck too, from seeing the still-shot before playing the video, but the accent and the delivery is spot on. Dr. Insano for president!
Great review as always noah!!! Love ur vids, specially the FF8. Though, I have to say FF8 is one of my fav games. You touch very good points but still i love this game.
ff12 had busy work too. you have to kill monsters to get loot (for money) exp. for leveling up, and lp for buying lisences which permit you to use things. but then again ff12′s battle system was a bit more realistic. now that you think of it ff12 doesnt have retarted like weapons, they were more dungeons and dragons like. (for example assassins dagger has a chance at 1ko.) only thing i didnt really like from ff12 was the storyline. so ff12 was almost exactly opposite of 7 or 8..
i know that had nothing to do with the video, that was just to let you all know how much they improved.
rather than that i cant wait til part 9! (i laughed at that part camparing seifer to that anican dude from star wars)
forgot to mention for ff12, if you mastered the gambit system you can pretty much get through most of this game with the analog stick.
@Ianthoviel: I see what you’re saying, and the game isn’t for everyone in that sense, but like i said that’s the aspect that a lot of people love about it. You can easily beat the game without absolutely maxing everything possible (hell, it’ll be much more challenging and fun if you don’t), but the option to do so is still there for the hardcore RPG’ers who want the strongest possible team. If you don’t want to, then don’t, and that shit won’t apply to you. Pretty much every FF has worked around that theory of personal choice. But to say that the game is shit and you’re an idiot for liking it is going a bit far. Then again, it is a spoony review xP
I have to agree with you the FF8 sucks I remember playing it getting through the first disk then saying fuck it and not bothering to finish it. Oh and I would have so voted for Doctor Insano he would make a great ruler
Doctor Insano…more like Doctor Horrible. Lame
You make FFVIII’s existence meaningful. Heh.
Though… well, the bit about Dave seemed just a teensy bit irrelevant.
Okay, let’s say for the sake of argument that the system isn’t that bad. However, there is the problem of everything else being horribly done. The horrible card games, the bad characters, the senseless weapons, the pain in the ass way to get money, and the completely illogical plot. I mean this is a RPG, the plot is the main focus it’s what you’re playing for, to find out what happens to the characters and the world. But because the characters are so bad, and the plot just contradicts itself all over the place, it makes FF8 a failure as a RPG. I should know, I still own the piece of shit.
Card game is optional about as much as choco-racing in 7 and blitzball in 10, in that it only forces you to do it once. I never had a problem with money in this game either.
But yes, it’s true, the characters and plot are fucking god awful. Then again i’ve never liked any FF plot, they all make no sense, have annoying protagonists, and try way too hard to be deep and abstract. But i play RPGs for the gameplay, so it never bothered me >_>
Anyways I don’t think FF8 is a great game at all, doesn’t even come close to other RPGs i’ve played, i just think people give it far too much unsubstantiated shit that it doesn’t really deserve. Hard act to follow after the hype FF7 produced, maybe? meh.
Man, the quality of the game has really gone up. Have you been recording from the PC again ?
i just blew a load
who on earth would pride themeselves on being a master of shit?
the doctor insano thing was brilliant though :)
keep it up noah
I actually thought the game was nearly over there. But three cds to go? AHHHH poor Spoony! “Aw, let´s back up the wambulance”
Mad as I am, I have to admit that I stil like the Emo gunblande-consept. Keep it up Spoony, cause you my main man!
i feel sad that you have to do 3 more disc and it was 8 parts to do 1 disc, hope you can do the rest of the game
I’m glad you decided to keep going Spoony, I know it’s painful in fact I just downloaded the PC version to remind myself in person how bad it is (Strange I know). I just can’t wait to see you rail on this game more, good work 10/10.
PS: 23:16 – 23:19, did A Whores arm just twitch?
I love all of your reviews, and I normally don’t like reviews…(Thought they were incredibly boring)
I downloaded FF8 a while before I started reading and watching your reviews and such, and I got stuck on the first CD, ON A ****ING LEDGE! I couldn’t get anywhere…so I basically quit playing and went off to play Phoenix Wright instead. ^^ Ain’t that fantastic?
Anyway, keep up the good work. :)
When are you going to make part 9? I want to watch you torture yourself some more.
@Hmm: Sorry to continue with this topic but it had to be said. First all rpg good rpg does not need to go trought all that busywork thing for only résulthe of getting your character more powerfull, many good game like the witcher need only to fight against monster earn point and ad them to the stat of your choice. Second, i am a rpg fan, but still dont like getting my characters all that mighty, because it take all the potential fun and challenge of the game. Rpg are before all about good character developement and good gameplay. Not trying to become invincible. Though this game is bad, it is not shit, i played more shitty game than that one. But the one part of this game that personaly believe was the weirdess was in the end of it. The final boss completely out of the blue and the final cinematic really weird.
Note: this was only my personal opinion and was not meant to insult you
You should do a mini-series of Dr. Insano and continue what he’d do in office.
I love how many comments I’ve seen basically considering what Spoony says law about FFVIII. There are a lot of us who love the game still and love Spoony’s review about the game. One thing, if you play this game for like ten minutes then put it down calling it a sack of shit then you’re actually missing out on the point of video games in general. That’s like playing Mario for the first level, dying and then saying this game is terrible for pitfalls. Love your review as always Spoony. Great parody of the game :)
loved the review laughed so hard most the time you are grade A when it comes to reviews i always look forward to the reviews vlog etc i still enjoy ff viii and everything you say about this game is so true everything you have said i have thought about this game when i played it. Keep it up spoony
I like FF8, but I’m not gonna go all fangirl on you, I was insanely bored while I was drawing magic. I hated Squall (or, Emo McWristcutter) The only characters I liked where Laguna, Irvine and Selphie. These days I spend my time playing FF9 :3
Great review, man, as always. Trying to stifle laughter at 2 am is hard work. And I would also like to say that your green screening was great! What gives away an amateur green screen is any green “artifacts” floating around the person standing in front of it. This is caused when person stands too close to the screen, so the light reflects off of the green screen and onto the person’s shoulders, back ,and hair. And you can’t get rid of those little shiny green bits (unless you want to cut off some of the person’s shoulders). Anywho, I didn’t notice anything wrong with the keying, so nice work!
I’ve been a big fan for a while now dude. I’ve liked your recent stuff (Hell’s Kitchen wasn’t my favorite but Demolition Man was pretty darn good) but I must say this was awesome. A true return to form Spoony. Keep it up.
People actually mindlessly agree with Spoony?
I’m pretty sure Spoony would. Hate FFIX. Which is my all time favorite final fantasy and depending on the ending of a game I’m in the middle of now its my favorite game of all time. A lot of my friends watch the reviews and don’t agree with any of it- they just enjoy the reviews! I honestly don’t like 8 or 7 much at all- 9 embodied Final Fantasy for me and I’ve always seen 8 and 7 as the odd ones out. All the other final fantasies were old school- things were changed like woah in 7 and 8, and again in 10. ..Don’t..get me started on 13′s appearance so far xD
…I was thinking about the Sorcerous (SP?) and I’ve come to a slight conclusion that perhaps she has the ability of something like a Jedi-Mind trick over weak minds. That would explain her ability to easily pull Seipher over to her side and the reason the crowds continued to cheer while she was talking about their demise. Just a quick thought, secondly this is actually making me want to play the game even more then before. I think your actions might be having an affect counter to what you were hoping for…>.>
Well, if you don’t like it, make a better you. Gosh, it’s a freaking game. Do you really think that US Games are better?
Get a life and stop whining around.
This review was fantastic. It’s good to see a return to the classic review style, and a game such as this really deserves the punishment.
I have played every Final Fantasy game but XI and XII, and 7 and 8 are the only ones that really felt like I had to force myself to play.
I’ve played through all the Final Fantasies at least once. During my run of FF8, I basically didn’t bother spending the effort of comprehending the plot because of its inanity and confusion, but I did go through the whole game to see what I could enjoy out of it (obviously not much) and just for the sake of completion.
Your videos definitely show me a ton of stuff I didn’t pick up on, or didn’t bother piecing together. I can only imagine that the plot must have been written by committee, with different teams writing completely different scenarios, and they spent like 10 minutes in a half-baked attempt at the end to patch it all together. It makes absolutely no sense.
dude, the old keys are for late in the game if u pick them up you’ll unlock bonus items. in disc 3 inside lunatic pandora where you show the first one mash the X button around the area and you’ll find combat king a magazine for zells limit break! And the second one look inside the circle thing and you’ll find a luvlug which makes every GFs compadibiltity go up by 10.
This review ended at the furthest point I was ever able to reach in the game. And that was after starting it over about 7 times over 10 years, thinking it might be good each time.
So terrible. IX was actually a blast after this atrocity.
“I AM A MAN” “SMACK”
was freaking hilarious
This was the first RPG game I ever played, and surprisingly, it didn’t stop me from playing more. I too was annoyed by drawing magic, irregularities in the plot, and the aggravating card game. But since this was the Final Fantasy game I ever played, and because I had already made up my mind to like Final Fantasy, I accepted all these things. It was not till years later when I was introduced to the Spoony One that I realized all the needless drivel that was injected directly into the polluted arteries of this game. I had previously said that I liked FF8, but upon watching these reviews, I found myself laughing my head off, wanting to defend the game but knowing it was impossible. Thank you, Oh Spoony One, for enlightening me and showing me the folly of this BS game.
Comedy gold. In my misspent youth I played a lot of JRPGs, all final fantasy titles included. While there are a few good games, you really have to wade through a sea of shit to find a few pearls, and all that time it takes to find them is better spent doing something else.
Anyway, disc one was actually the best of them… I shudder of what is to come. Be strong, spoony one!
well i can say i share your opines on on some of the games loop holes but once i stop trying to read logic in to a game called “Final Fantasy” it was a pretty good game
and yes my name is really Zell and i could not stand zell (game)
hahaha i loved your review. I thought you were DONE with the final fantasy reviews but you kept loyal to your fans and brought us half an hour of entertainment…… I LOVED IT………….I love the names you give the characters and GF………….
LOOKING FORWARD TO FINAL FANTASY PART 9…………………….HAVE FUN IN DISC 2 SPOONy bard from ff3
What the goddamn hell? People actually brought up the item and card refining as a solution to the drawing problem with a straight face?? It’s still the same damn problem, which is that I should never need to go through a laborous process get to get MAGIC in a FANTASY game! Jesus, when you use CARD REFINING as a better alternative, you know something is wrong.
That said, I hope you’ll continue this series because it’s absolutely brilliant. I used to kinda like this game, but this all reminded me just how much I should have hated it (don’t worry, I’m making up for it now). It gets even more hilariously bad from here – like how you need to save Rinoa from her own stupidity multiple times. Good times, good times.
Good work Spoony, I enjoyed watching this review. Thankfully, I’ve never played FF8. I look forward to future parts.
Wow! As a kid, I can’t believe I even made it past disc 1 in the game. 0_0 Even when I was young, I hated the game, but…it’s one of those things where I HAVE to beat it, just so I can say I did (although…I never did). XD ANYWAYS… I’m so happy to finally see another review from you, and glad to see that you’re making fun of the whole story, and not taking the game seriously. ;p I hope to see part 9 from you soon, and good luck getting through the rest of the three discs.
First off, i have to say i’m a huge fan of all your reviews Spoony, and you’re definitely my favorite reviewer of all time, even ranking above the Nostalgia Critic and AVGN. However, these FFVIII reviews are a bit… tedious to me. I mean, i’m a fan of every FF game, with maybe the exception of II, V, and XII (XI was never an FF anyways). but FFVIII ranks up there on my list. It’s not the top, oh god no. Mostly for the reasons you listed, it’s nowhere near the top of my list.
But these reviews are just downright hard for me to watch, and i only mildly like the game. I don’t understand all the people commenting who say things like “I like FFVIII, but i LOVE this review!” Before Part 8, i could see that. After all, the reviews up until now had been clever, well-done, and entertaining as hell to watch. But at this one in the first few MINUTES, you go deliberately out of your way to not just insult people who like this game, but downright YELL at them for being such morons for having a certain opinion. That kind of pissed me off, because it’s one thing to not like a game, and it’s a totally different thing to shit all over other peoples opinions.
Ok, i get it. Have the point of the review is to annoy fanboys, but you’re just ending up insulting anyone who ever enjoyed this game.
Oh, and another thing for the majority of commenters on here and on youtube: Grow a pair. Quit mindlessly agreeing with the guy and have an opinion of your own for once. I’m sure a great deal of you actually do hate this game with a passion, or these reviews are the first place you’ve seen this game played, so whatever. The people i’m talking about are the ones who say things like “I used to like this game, but you’ve OPENED MY EYES!”. Opened your eyes? Really? If you actually played this game through even ONCE, you’d have to be blind to miss most of the things Spoony talks about. I mean, seriously, do you just not have the guts to say “I disagree, i think FFVIII is a good game despite these flaws”? Just because he’s an awesome reviewer doesn’t mean his opinion is infallible.
Poor poor spoony XD. dont worry only three more XD
Some of his points are just silly, like asking where your hit points are, but I just love these videos since they are fun
FF8 was ok for me, it just took so long….
Yeah, this game is the starting point for where it went wrong, I actually think 9 is worse in that it seems to almost rip off DragonballZ (I HATE Dragonball Z). But I loved how you made fun of the characters in this game especially Zell and Irvine. The Bon Jovi intro for Irvine was a nice touch. I actually think he looks like Brett Michaels, scary i know.
“I’m Jesus LOOOOOOOOOL”
That’s all i could type…oh god…laughing too hard.
With every instalment of this, it becomes ever clearer that this game is horrendous: it takes RPG tedium to new heights, the characters don’t act even remotely like human beings, the plot contradicts itself at every turn, and the whole thing is seemingly full of constant annoyances, like paying all that cash to go to a place, only to be told there that you have to leave, clean out a dungeon, and come back.
Truly, anyone who defends this thing is a smeghead of the highest order.
“I mean, i’m a fan of every FF game” – It seems to me mr.Gh0st that you are “mindlessly agreeing” with any FF fanboy who thinks that pretty much every FF is awesome. Some of them sucks no matter how you look at it. Fanboys just don’t notice the massive stupidity of this game and just enjoy it because it just HAVE to be awesome – it’s from square duhh. I f.ex. have disliked this game loooong before this review. Yeah the characters are retards or just annoying teens, the dialogue is baaaad and the plot is like a ripoff from some donald duck comic “this is the baaad witch! omg fooled youuu, she was only in hypnosis! Now you have to go the future to kill this truly bad witch…” gimme a break. But the reason why i stopped playing this in the end was the fact that this game is both slow as hell and easy as hell! Anyway If i were a teenager goth (or just 8 years old) i might have liked this but unfortunately i was 20 when i played this first time. Jeeez why oh why they started making these games for teenagers..
BTW i really hope spoony does FFX sometime. Just imagine the rant he would make about Tidus… =D
Well, it’s true that in every series there is at least one bad apple. Phoenix Wright had its Justice For All, Devil May Cry had its Devil May Cry 2, and Final Fantasy has a few as well. When I said I like every game, it means that I can appreciate all of them. Every Final Fantasy has its own set of fans after all, and I can see why THEY like it, but I personally don’t like them. These games are
Final Fantasy XII, XI, X, II, and V. XII was a single player MMO with bad plot, XI was an actual MMO with half the plot and double the grinding of XII, X was just… ridiculous, and i don’t mean that in a good way, Sphere grid was a bad level up system, and all the characters sucked. II required a strategy guide or else you would be killed in the first 10 minutes without having a clue what was going on. Finally, FFV was like a step back from IV in terms of plot and characters, and was pretty boring. It’s saving was the job class system, which was admittedly the best in the series, but… V should have been a step forward, not backward, from IV.
That being said, i still like VIII and VII a moderate amount. I was very close to hating VII just because of all the obnoxious fanboys of it who insist that Sephiroth is “teh best villain evar”, but ignoring the fanbase it’s difficult to call it a bad game (even if a number of elements were taken almost directly from “Akira”). VIII was interesting, and I think most of the people who were disappointed in VIII were none other than the VII fanboys who expected VIII to be more of the same, and were angry at it when it was different.
There are legitimate reasons to dislike the game though, From a certain perspective, the characters are annoying and the plot is a bit thin. But on that other end, the character development is some of the best in the series, up there with VI. The whole “villain fakeout” thing can seem annoying, but it really IS a fakeout considering that in every FF game before that (barring IV), when you were handed a villain, he WAS the villain. Having the main villain in your party for a point in time was a pretty interesting turn of events to me.
Over that, VIII required you to use your head. It basically tells you the rules, and theres a number of ways you could go about things. In VII, Materia system, no questions asked. You kill enemies to get more skills for it. Even the job class system was like that, only one way to do things. In VIII however, the game gives you multiple ways to get magic, through drawing, refining, buying, or even playing the card game. It was completely up to the player. That being said, Final Fantasy VIII also gives unprecedented freedom in distribution of character stats, meaning that Squall could be either your main fighter, main healer, or however you junctioned his GF’s and abilities. This also made you alot more careful with what you junctioned and what you actually use in battle.
ALL THAT BEING SAID, VIII is only a wooden and boring experience if you let it be that way. The game is designed to force players to go through the game with their own style, which leads to people playing through those “pointless challenges” Spoony talked about. The game also adjusts to your leveling style, making every boss proportional to what level you are in the game. In essence, there is never a point in this game where you made a bad choice or your characters are too low of a level, and you have to start over again. This doesn’t sound like much, but there were alot of RPG’s (final fantasy included) where i’ve had to restart after getting to a boss late game and realizing i’m not strong enough.
VIII isn’t my favorite FF (that spot goes to VI) but it certainly is the most creative one. Alot of people take the creativity and call it over-complicated and stupid, but if you’re willing to give it a shot and put some thought into it, you’ll get alot out of the game.
Hilarious as always, Spoony. lol I was waiting for you to continue. “Im a cowboy…” lawls. Just curious, though. Was the Dr. Insano thing a shot at Obama? Even if it was, it was hilarious. lol Just curious.
When ever I go on youtube or anywhere else and people say this is there favorite game in the series, I link them to this review and tell them to SUCK IT FU!
Thanks for clearing your view. You have many good points and i for one agree pretty much everything you said (i still disagree about the character developement… remember FF4 Cecil, Kain, Rydia f.ex. they were far better developed heroes, to me at least. But indeed when it comes to FFV heroes, emo git and the others are better. I also want to remind that for a quite long period you didn’t know about Exdeath in FF5, and in FF6 you thought for a long time that Gestahl is the primary villain, and Kefka is the sidekick MEANY :D so i don’t think quite the same about the fake villain thing… There are FF games that somehow do the fake villain thing but it is done with a subtle touch and it doesn’t make you wanna punch the plotwriter).
I actually played FF8 before FF7 and i got this huge WTF moment, because before FF8 i played FF6 (it was indeed awesome). I was like what the hell happened to the series! Aaaanyway i don’t remember having trouble with the cards or the junctionin system (was it really that tedious honestly?). But it all seemed a bit lame: i don’t want to attach 84 black holes to my luck, or 100 firagas to my strenght – i was perfectly happy with the previous system with tons of armour and weapons in your inventory. I also hated the way new weapons were aquired in FF8, but i do think the magic junction system isn’t a bad idea. I just think they took it too far. Gone were the special armors with special powers and gone were the rings and shields and double weapons etc etc… I just felt like the game took me for an idiot.
FF7 was quite nice. To me there was only one major flaw… again the difficulty is a joke. And i’m not a hardcore player who fights every random battle etc etc but in both FF7 and FF8, i think i died once or max twice in those games. I didn’t know that FF8 scales the difficulty – interesting… still it was easy. The battle with Seifer pretty much sums it up. :o And yeah the materia system in FF7 isn’t anything godlike but there was some purity in it, unlike this junctionin mess. Creativity is indeed present in FF8 but i’m not sure if the results are that impressive when it comes to gameplay…
I stopped playing this in “back to the future” part because i was so fed up with the slowness of this game and the plot really losed its grip. I might try this again sometime… if only there was a turboboost button like in those emulators…
Well… What can I say??? I loved FF VIII, I love the whole series, and if anyone says that they played FF VIII and died only once or twice, they didn’t do these 3 things:
1. You didn’t complete the game, the first time you go face Ultimecia you die, that’s a 100% sure, because if it’s the first time you pley the game you don’t know how to unlock your abilities (magic, GF’s, junctions, etc…) plus you arrive at this point so low on stats that Ultimecia just rapes you.
2. You didn’t get the “Eden” GF, because to get it you have to draw it from “Ultima weapon”, and then defeat Ultima weapon because you can’t run from that fight, and trust me, I still have to fight Ultima weapon about 5 times befor I can defeat it, it is a pretty strong boss.
3. You didn’t fight “Omega weapon”, which to me is the strongest boss ever made in the FF series (although some friends tell me that there’s a “Ruby weapon” or an “Emerald weapon” in the FF VII game that seems harder to beat that Omega weapon in the FF VIII game). To beat Omega weapon you need to be very strong plus have tons and tons and tons of luck!!!
I played FF VIII all the way, and I managed to complete almost all of the sub quests, but I couldn’t complete the chocobo race thing because I played it on an emulator, and there’s a part that you do with an accessory that works on the actual Playstation but not on a PC, and I really wanted to complete that chocobo race because that way you get the strongest GF of all, “Griever”
Hope you enjoyed my comment as much as I enjoyed playing this AWESOME game XD
Well i did say that i stopped playing FF8 didn’t i? So yeah i believe there may be some tough guys at the end but that really isn’t a good difficulty design if you can walk through the whole game just whistling your way through 90% of battles and after that the game finally decides to give you challenge. And yeah i most certainly did not defeat TEH ULTIMA WEAPON (awesome name btw x) or Omega weapon, nor did i beat Ruby and Emerald in FF7 – but all those guys have absolutely nothing to do with the overall difficulty of these games. Why would i want to pump my characters for basically nothing? They are completely optional supertough bosses just to give the fanboys some reason to power up their characters. They have no other purpose, no meaning to the plot, no must have items/weapons – nothing. And for people like you, they are a nice addon… But they don’t compensate the bad difficulty setting. Difficulty should keep you on your toes constantly and keep the tension high when fighting people that has something to do with the plot. It’s funny how the game makes you think that “OMG this guy must be tough as hell (like Seifer, like Edea…)” but then the enemy is really just a big fail. I really can’t see how these extra optional uberbosses would make the game difficulty good.
Yeah, that is a good point. I mean, Cecil and Kain are two of my favorite characters from FF altogether, ranking up there with Setzer and Mog (that guy has mind powers o.O). So, ok, FFIV had ridiculously good development and plot for its time, especially since it followed a game with virtually no story at all where you fight a puff of smoke as a final boss, and was followed by a game whose villain was like a character-deprived Golbez. Since you haven’t finished the game though, it’s hard to pass judgement on the overall character development. Believe it or not, Squall actually turns things around eventually, which is a pretty big development shift from his usual Emo Git personality the game starts him with. It’s no Final Fantasy VI, but it’s still shows signs of fair development.
That being said, you reminded me of something i did actually REALLY hate about the game, probably the most out of any of it. The weapon creation system. It’s like Gil in this game is used for nothing but buying overpriced train tickets, since the shop-keeps are so lazy you actually have to go out and get the materials yourself, not to mention the store owner won’t even tell you the weapons existence unless you pick up the latest magazine. For the longest time, i didn’t even know how to fashion weapons out of what the magazine told me, and later figured out there were actual stores for this. That bit really annoyed me to no end.
The style of the games certainly changed, and i think FFVI was the borderline game between anime and fantasy. It pulled it off very well, but it was the sure sign that the series was taking a totally different direction. Sure enough, FFVII and FFVIII move us into the realms of anime, with VII still offering up some good characters and progression (most of this was placed solely onto Cloud though, as most of the other characters had a few 5 minute scenes to develop them, and afterwards no one ever spoke of it again) and VIII putting up new battle system ideas. I think the only real problem with the junction system is that it was unrefined. If it could be combined with the old weapon and armor features like Materia was, and maybe make it a bit less extreme than having 100 EVERYTHINGS, I think it would have come off much smoother. But, for IX they just threw the baby out with the bathwater and never used the system again. (some kind of Relic system would have been a good idea too)
So what is FFVIII really? Well, it’s a game with average plot that peters out a bit near the end of disc 2 and beginning of disc 3, but somehow manages to pick the slack back up at disc 4. The characters start out terrible, but develop into people who are eventually pretty sufferable (except Irvine, but I just always thought he was pretty cool anyways. Besides, name me one FF game where you don’t have a character that doesn’t hit on everyone (after FF3)). The Junction system of combat is rough around the edges, but it’s still playable, and for those who are willing to dedicate their time to it, it does pay off in the long run.
Overall, FFVIII really is a decent FF game. Maybe that type of thing wasn’t acceptable for the time, seeing as FFVII was just released and fans were expecting more of that, when instead they got something completely new. FFVI fans were still disappointed that the series was moving in this direction, and FFVII fans were disappointed that this wasn’t “FFVII-2″. Ignoring all the predispositions and looking at the game on its own, as another installment in the FF series… it ranks somewhere in the middle. FFX deserves to be picked on waaaaay more than this one does.
You summed it up nicely. It seems we’ve established pretty mutual understanding. I’ve enjoyed this exchange of thoughts, keep posting em in the future as well. And sure, i’ll take your word about character developement, maybe i’ll finish that last cd someday. But maaan, somehow i started longing for FFIV & VI… Those were the days i tell ya! Also the soundtracks of those games still amazes me… :) But yes, it is better not to compare these games all the time.
“FFX deserves to be picked on waaaaay more than this one does.” – i couldn’t agree more.
spoony is god !
all hail spoony!
Thanks, its a breath of fresh air to find someone who watches these videos and also knows anything about most Final Fantasy games. And I think we can all hope FFX and X2 will get what they deserve from Spoony some day…
I really liked playing this game in the begining, despite the junction system, because I liked the story. It was different than anything I’d played for awhile, plus lots of the character interactions and dialogue was funny (intentional?) But, after awhile, the grinding and wandering without an objective got on my nerves and I had to quit it.
The FF8 reviews are just awesome and some of Spoony’s best work. This last review was just hilarious. Right up there with FF8 part 7, which was also great.
This game really deserves all the criticism he gives it, as it was just all in all, a terrible game. The story sucked, The characters were just ridiculous (even for a final Fantasy game) and thanks to the drawing magic system, it was just boring as hell to play. I actually played all the way through this piece of crap, and it really never got any better. Hearing this game get ripped to shreds in a multi-part review is great, Especially all those plot holes that I never really noticed the first time I played the game, like the TV broadcasting thing.
I can’t wait for part 9.
Keep up the good work Spoony.
Good review, though I am disappointed you didn’t point out something I’ve always found hilarious – that General Caraway instructs you on his assassination plan by shouting about it right outside the presidential palace. That’s the equivalent of loudly announcing you’re going to kill a member of the President’s staff outside the White House!
I’ve always thought Rinoa inherited the Stupid Gene from her father.
omg you updated!!!! I’m so happy!! Gonna watch it and THEN leave my review of your review!
that was seriously hilarious… I can’t even pinpoint which part had me laughing the most. I think it was the tickling mockery though… rofl XD
Omg, that was hilarious. FFVIII is one of my favorites, but I tend to be a fan of self-deprecating humor, and really, how can I deny anything said in here when it’s all true? xD
I NEVER NOTICED THEY’RE ALL TROLLEY 08 IN DELING CITY. Oh my gosh. It’s hysterical.
I am totally looking forward to seeing what you have to say about Zell breaking out of prison in the next part.
Loved the review, I look forward to more FF8 content.
I have one complaint though: Stop taking so long in releasing FF8 videos, wtf. It’s just Spoony is intentionally jerking us around withholding content .
Great video btw.
Hey Spoony!!! I TOTALY LOVE YOUR REVIEWS!!!!!!!! Although, I regret to inform you that I am a FF8-aholic!!! It’s just that once you pick it up, it wont let go…IT’S JUST SO FUCKING ADDICTIVE!!! I’ll tell you a few things…
HURRY UP ON REVIEWING THE DISCS!!! YOU’LL LOVE REVIEWING DISC 3! THAT’S THE MOST STUPID, RIDICULOUS, AND FUCKIN HISTERICAL!!!!!!!!!!
Also…READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SQUALL (or emo git as you prefer to call him) IS IN MY DICTIONARY!!!~~~~~~~~~~
DEFINITION ~ squall: noun; 1 a sudden violent storm;
2 a squeal, a scream;
3 a child sobbering in a corner;
 squally adj; stormy
~I hope you include this definition in your next review (especially the 3rd point!), and if you do, could you mention my name in the review (Inferno Guard) just so that I could rub it in my best friend Ellimunto’s face!!!
Can’t wait to see the next review,
I hope it’s soon *crossing fingers*
These videos are hilarious!
By the way, I don’t know if anyone here would care, but I’m doing this Fix Fic play-through of FF8 at http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=428367
Squall turns out to be less of an Emo Git and more of a walking, talking, self-directed WMD.
lol i’ve seen all of the videos like 3 times each XD i thought they were hilarious^^ but ( i’m sure i’m not the first one too ask) when is part 9 coming =D?
i guess, i am the only one who has a problem with the soundtrack of FF VIII. i really liked the music in FF VII, quite a descent drum n´ bass soundtrack, who fitted perfectly into the average setting. in the eight part, ermm, not my beer to be honest. but i mute the sound, and played my soundtrack, wich in FF VIII was Spocks Beard, FF VII Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and FF IX Bob Marley. Yeah, playing your own music gives em all their very own feeling.
to break a stance for FF VIII, i liked the micromanaged charakter management (not the tutorials you were forced through). chasing around the planet for items and spells was fun, ermm if the map was more crowded with cities and locations it would have been better. the story was awfull, but wait, long range communication is one established thing, cable, chocobo couriers, trains, i wonder how their world economy works.
I personally love Final Fantasy VIII, although my favorite final fantasy game was Final Fantasy IX. But I still like watching your review of the game mainly because they are freakin hillarious. So I just wanted to ask, are you going to do all four disks or stop half-way through.
Insulting people who like this game is fun? Actually, I liked your reviews, but now, you are nothing
more than a cheap copy of the AVGN… and that’s just boring. If you don’t like a game, that is your
problem, but if you insult others because they like it, it’s simply too far. Joke or not, there is for
everthing a limit and you went to far. I’m pretty disappoint from you… whether you accept it or not.
Okay, two facts: I love FF8 (insert insults here) and I’m manic depressive. So why is it I can watch these videos and laugh and enjoy them so much?
Actually, I think one thing you’re forgetting about FF games is something anyone into nostalgia stuff should get: sentimentality. The FF series have been part of different generations of my life (I’m 26 3/4 years old, so of ‘that’ generation). And I can harken back to crappy days and remember escaping in them. That can override any plot hole (or 10,000), just listening to “Eyes on Me” or whatever can give me that half-fond/half-aching nostalgic feeling, just like this game.
But still, I effin love these reviews. Please do one for FF7 too oh and you should review Blade Runner the video game (the 1997 point ‘n click), what a forgotten classic.
Ahhh, I love your reviews, Spoony. I’m glad you decided to return to this, but I feel sorry for you that you have to suffer through it.
What with the Sorceress on the podium and such, what the hell was Rinoa doing? She was just like…swaying back and forth? She was right there when the Sorceress killed the president and she didn’t do anything! Was she high or something?
I voted for Dr. Insano too XD And was Fu Manchu playing Phoenix Wright? I heard the “Objection!” Wow, you have just escalated about 20,000 times on my cool people list. Spoony, can I has ur babies? OwO
Awesomesauce. Entertaining as always Spoonish, keep dem good work ups.
Drive dem overzealous fanboys to nerd raage for ’tis funnay for ze masses!
I thought these reviews were genius, because yes, I both hated VIII and enjoyed it.
Alotofgoogle, I felt he was justified with his reaction, because he was relentlessly insulted by hundreds of viewers, maybe thousands or more, over his oversight of the card modding system. Joke or not, I felt it was funny, and called for. All due respect, if you don’t like him insulting VIII fans, talk to the VIII zealots that insulted him first.
Great job, Spoony! :D I really hope you finish these reviews. It’s hilarious, please don’t stop now!
Oops, sorry. I mean Alaxander65. I’m not used to the posters name being below his post. My apologies.
You know, I like a lot of the silliest stuff Square has done, including FFX-2, but I have always hated this game. I got about 5 seconds past the first boss fight and gave it up as to dull to waste time on. Seriously, I blew about 150 hours on FFVII and probably 200 on FFX (nevermind an estimated lifetime total of 1300 some odd hours of Pokemon) , but drawing magic was too boring for me. Also the graphics are ugly as sin, the characters are as ridiculous as always yet somehow less interesting than normal, and the plot just blows. Mostly is was the drawing magic, though.
You know that already, but I felt the need to reconfirm it.
Zell: You’re A Whore’s [the rest is blocked off screen.] LMAO!
ABORT! ABORT! lol.
I’m pretty sure if Insano was elected after his speech a lot of people would be saying “Can he do that” and “Why are so stupid”
Damn, I really hope there’s more of these. These are awesome.
Alaxander65, you unbeliver!!! How dare you compare spoony one to avgn!!!! His review style are awesome! And if your feelings feel hurt by those insults, just stop watching and stop doing the same thing you say he does to those ff8 fan by insulting him!
I just figured out why those people are celebrating the Sorceress! That arched gateway looks exactly like Le Arc de Triomphe in Paris, THEY”RE FRENCH!
From the comments, we’re all sadists. Your pain is our pleasure. And what a /glorious/ pleasure it is!
“Wide-awake kawaii nightmare” Goddamn I love that description.
SpoonyOne you are the most awesome internet person i’ve ever known, thank you for restoring my hope in humanity by continuing your reviews and please keep going with final fantasy reviews
this is the most hilarious shit on the interwebs. keep it going. i love it
Very funny review !
I quite agree with the fact that the plot “looks” bad, for me mainly because of stupid dialogues and poor “mise en scene” (and actually, by looking closer, it was the same with the sixth and the seventh). I think the tenth and the others that followed revealed those stupid realisations because of voices and advanced grafics.
That being said, I like the spirit, the intentions and some good ideas behind. It’s like Kubrick’s 2001 directed by one of the guys who made the harry potter movies, if you see what I mean.
For example the fact that we actually can read what Squall and some other characters are thinking adds to the character development thing a little like reading a book with descriptions or whatever. In a real movie, characters would be able to transmit that only through their dialogues or through their behaviour, but first : Square is bad at that, second : a virtual character will never replace a real actor and third : when ff8 came out, technology wasn’t good enough yet to even try rendering such difficult things.
Then, the background scenario and the design of the world itself is also good. At least it’s different from the medieval castles, knights and usual jungle, desert, tropical places we find in almost every RPGs. That one propose something different, something maybe strange sometimes but still unusual (like the weird balamb university or the blue cristal world where laguna is wandering when squal falls asleep or the Esthar city or even the chapter in space with completely upside-down screens to show the zero-g stuff or the big monolith like in 2001 etc…).
About the gameplay, I’d say I don’t really care, and for me it’s not what matters. I never tried or not even thought of drawing a hundred spells to an ennemy. Maybe sometimes I tried on boss to see if they didn’t had any GF, that’s all. And by only doing that, I still could reach the end of the game (maybe just a little more difficult when it came to the last battle). It’s easy and it’s on purpose, at least for me.
I greatly enjoy your sense of humor, lol i kid you not i had been waiting for this part 8 since at least a year ago when i first ran into your utube videos. LOL PLZ FINISH THE GAME you dont even have to edit it as severely as you have in part 8 I would just love to watch you play the game and rip on it lol. Granted I understand you have a life outside of this aweful game. Just giving u my two cents and saying I love your work
“you voted for a Guy named Doctor Insano!!!!!”
Oh god, this had me in tears! Hilarious! Dr Insano was the best part, and the flashback commentary was good too, and the Star Wars clip….awesome, truly awesome.
I love how in the beginning of this video some asshole starts calling Spoony a fag and talks about how much he sucks balls, when he’s the one who has the screen name “MasterBahamut07.” lmao wat a fucking dolt. keep up these ffviii reviews spoony and while you’re at it, you need to pick up the intensity against ff fanboys like “MasterBahamut” roflmao.
What is the name of the cover of the Chocobo theme that starts about a minute and a half in? Because that cover was awesome!
As a Detroit Lions fan I love your joke bashing them… ohhh they suck.
I scanned through and didn’t see anything about this, so I’ll put it out there. The reason why Seifer went with Edea is because his “romantic dream” that he mentioned earlier in the game was to be the sorceress’ knight. You can deduce this by looking at the books Seifer ordered from the library…yeah, I know, it’s stupid. But that’s the reason. Love the reviews, though, keep ‘em coming!
What really got me was the Sorceress’ dialogue. Oh my God, I did not remember how bad it was.
The great thing is, the audio of you reading the lines came a little bit before the words came up on the screen, so every five seconds I was thinking, “OK, he has got to be ad libbing this part, right?” Then it would come up on the screen. Seriously, what the fuck were the writers thinking?
I heard when they translated this game some of the dialog was changed like when Rinoa called squall a “Meany” or during the speech or at the end.
Dude the next part is going to be amazing. I love final fantasy VIII
Spoony, I watched the 10 videos you had of FF8 the other day, even if only 8 are about 8. That got me to playing the game again to see just WHY I liked it so much. I picked up a file near where you left off, and noticed a scene you didn’t make fun of that had me shouting WHY?!?! Its if you let Irvine make the parties on exiting Galbadia. It gets rather… odd. If you have a file/save state before it… ACTUAL DIALOGUE actually consists of stuff like “Irvy Kinnepooo! I’ll make you happy!” from Selphie. Rinoa in that acts just like… well A Whore.
Dude, your videos are awesome. LOVING the Audition reference. Anyone who can joke about that movie is alright in my book. ;)
Good luck for your Dial M For Murder thingy if you’re still doing it. I’m hoping whoever who’s supposed to be Grace Kelly is at least 1/4 as gorgeous ;)
Someone needs to add Japanese subtitles these reviews and circulate them on image boards.
By someone I don’t mean me. I can’t write in the language.
Dr. Insano 2012.
Heh, playing Wanted Dead Or Alive during Irvine’s intro scene made it 10x more impressive than it actually was, AND it reminded me that I loved this song so now I’m gonna download it and listen to it on repeat on my computer ^_^
Wha wha wha wha wha WHAT?
HE WAS GOING TO ASSASSINATE HER WITH A FUCKING SAWN OFF SHOTGUN?
MOST ACCURATE WEAPON IN THE WORLD HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Oh, and that’s another thing: THAT MOTHERFUCKER IS HUGE! It COMPLETELY defeats ANY advantages a sawn-off would give you.
That’s why America in real life never let’s anyone under 18 join the military. Can you imagine some terrorist demorallizing a 16 year old by saying. “You think you’re a man. BUT you’re only a boy.” Just like the sorceress demoralized Seifer who before was a bad ass kid. Thank god Final Fantasy 8 is a fantasy.
The Moai Head UFO combined with the X-Files music and your confused expression was sheer brilliance.
That’s total bullshit. You still have to draw magic quite a bit even if you refine items. And turning monsters into cards is another pain in the ass method for getting magic and items. The fact of the matter is that getting magic in this game is a pain in the ass. Spoony don’t listen to these people. I played the game all the way through once. It took me over a year to do it. The fucking game is tedious as all hell. But for some sick reason I actually enjoyed it. I must like pain I guess…………o.O
Seriously, this whole series is great and I’ve been following it for awhile. But coming back and watching this episode, there are two parts that are just hilarious. First of all, your delivery on “No smartass, those are boats. Shut up.” is absolutely perfect. As is your face after that weird UFO battle.
Dude… I have to give you so much credit on this review cause it was 100% damn near perfect and I just enjoy the fact that one of your goals is to destroy those damn fan boys hopes and dreams. I was actually in your second part of this review.. or third with all the comments about drawing magic they called you a noob and shit WTF im glad you filled in the gaps for them by telling them the alternatives sucked just as much. You should NOW do some reviews on FF9 and 10 those arent as bad of games like playing wise but you could do a shit load on the stories im sure and are you thinking of doing one for the MMORPG FF11?
now if I am not mistaken The guy Called “Aro2220″ who was just bitching about how Spoony rolls at 1:51 spelled Fantasy wrong (Fantays)…..that just goes to show how some Idiots think that they can hate on someone else without making themselves look stupid….it just amazes me…I mean if ya don’t like the vid don’t comment,and if you see everyone and there mother has already pointed out what you were going to say then stay quiet,Know what I mean?
wow cody….you just made what I said true for all to see…btw jackass you just also spelled “your” wrong (tour)…and you also made two WHOLE comments on the same point over and over again…I think that if you have only one thing to say then say it once and leave it at that,and plus cody most of us that enjoy his pain is because some of us (like me) liked the game but also hated some parts in it,Spoony one is just showing those that loved the whole game…(Like you)…that there are some parts,in the game,that would drive a sane human (unlike you) to go bat shit for a few seconds…then continue because we just have to see the ending after everything the game has put us through. Fusa out…
P.S. Me-> (>0.0)> ==|counter bash|==|>t(X.Xt) <-Cody
i love the fact that right before he says “is this even legal” Fu man chu is playing PHOENIX WRIGHT, AN ATTORNEY GAME!!! it’s just funny.
Cody seriously just give it up really. Ur starting to sound like a madman there. Spoony hates the game, I hate it, many other people hate it, SO FUCKING WHAT?! It’s not the end of the world, but to you it seems to be.
You know, if Edea is really possesed by the spirit of Ultamicia, then there’s now need for Squall and the other quiefs to be going on this gay adventure with fucking telepathic time travle and shit. No, what they really need to do is call the Ghostbusters! No sniper, just have the Boys in Grey come in and hose down Edea with mood slime and then trap Ultamicia before she can jump into another vessle and cause any real trouble. 1 simple phone call.
hahaha, love this stuff. thanks again for pointing out all the flaws with this horrible game.
Seriously, I’m not entirely sure which is funnier. Spoony, or the massive hate war going on in this comment board, especially how so few people take both sides of the arguement into consideration. For me, personally, the game kept my interest off and on for a few months, mostly because I hated spending so much time Drawing. Which, apparently, you barely need to do. Unfortunatly, most gamers, myself included, had no idea that you could skip over it. Unless you had a guide or two in front of you that you read to be able to play this game to the max, your first reaction would be to draw as much as you can. And why would you do that? Well, because you want to be freakin’ tough, right? And most people don’t know they can skip this because they either wont get a guide at first, (they wanna beat it legit) or they don’t want to risk getting their asses handed to them by a boss.
On top of all that, I fail to understand how people can get so worked up when someone bashes on a character they like. Look at me, I’m a HUGE fucking fan of Richter Belmont. HUGE. I will prattle on ENDLESSLY about this guy. But lots of people downplay him, diss him and just tell me flat out that he sucks compared to the other Belmonts and whatever the hell the other family is. Morris. But I don’t rage out and start spouting out profanity like I was a six year old who found the Big Book of Cussing. I’ll get mildly annoyed and debate it, but I sure as hell don’t go into a frenzy. But hey, that’s just me. Maybe I’m too calm to understand, and some people just have shorter tempers. Whatever.
The plot of the game was okay. A lot of the stuff seemed rather absurd, but I didn’t question it too much, since it IS a fantasy game. You can’t really argue against a die-hard fan about realism in it, since you can’t counter the “It’s magic” clause. You could argue about the magic itself, I suppose, like why you don’t see spells meant for fixing said problems, but that seems kinda pointless. The fact that half the cast IS annoying as hell doesn’t help the fact too much. Zell and Selphie need Ritalin, Squall needs some Prozac, and Siefer needs a swift kick to the rump. I still USED Zell, since he made me laugh, and I use Irvine, just cus he can crank out serious hurt with his bullets. And Squall, because he’s the Main Character.
The whole thing seemed kinda convoluted, despite being alright. A lot just seemed to happen at random, or was just thrown at your with little elaboration as to why it was happening. Hell, it would have been more tolerable if Squall …’d a bit less.
But I dunno, Maybe the ending made the game perfect. I never finished it, since I stopped right after jumping through the space time vortex thing. I realized I couldn’t finish making Squall’s final weapon while in there, couldn’t find a way out, and got pissed. I was heavilly underleveled, mostly due to relying on big junction spells, and didn’t feel like taking the effort to unlock all my abilities again.
But whatever. I’ve rambled far too much, and I highly doubt anyone lasted past the second paragraph. TLDR: Most people don’t think before having fan-rages.
The “It’s Magic” cause should not replace bad world design, convoluted storytelling and flat characters. Magic does not explain some of the random crap that seems to just fall into the characters lap, and every world needs at least a small amount of realism to make people want to explore it.
Saying the “WIZARD DID IT”, only explains so much.
Also! (Yay, more of my ramblings to ignore! XD) Another reason I didn’t finish was cus I was still pissed over loosing Odin to fuckin’ Siefer. Seriously, what the hell man, Odin was full of “fuck you” and Siefer just kinda went “lol, no.” And that wasn’t what pissed me off the most! What got to me was how long I SPENT getting Odin right before all that, only to lose him and get Gilgy as a replacement.
Don’t… Bash… Gilgy…
Actually when all is said and done I am surprised it took well over 250 comments on this video and many more comments on the videos before to have this flame war start up. I much like the saying “each to there own”.
I HATE this game with a deadly passion mostly for what the spoony one has said so far. I hated the draw system, I hated the money system in this game. Even after getting better ways to get magic witch dealt with items and cards by then I had screwed myself with the card system that I couldn’t stand it. I understood the weapon system…. doesn’t mean I cared for that specially since I got to far and couldn’t even make lionheart witch just urked me more. I felt like I was being dragged through the story line. Oh and Cody before you come and smite me and say I have not played through it all I have played through 99% of the game having being stuck at the stupid castle… witch is a complaint in of it self and probably the reason I gave up… oh look I screwed myself by unlocking things in the wrong pissing order…
That is my opinion. All in all I thought it was a bad game. I am entitled to that opinion. As Cody is entitled to his. The ones I hate are those who bash on the others opinion. Now I will agree that Spoony’s bashing was probably drawn out by all the bashing by people like Cody, but at least even that was funny. Cody… your just irratating x.x
Okay I have said… typed a mouth full… and am going to run with life intake if I so can help it
I have no problem with Gilgy save when he replaces Odin. CURSE YOU GILLLLLLGGGYYYYYY!!!! *Shakes fist*
RAVU AND PEACE!
That election video was. . . beautiful beyond belief. I’m saddened though that I’m only the 2nd person to notice the Ultima 8 music used in the background, such wonderful music, makes me want to convert it to MP3 so I can listen to it on the move. . . .
Much love to the Spoony one. <3
I voted for Insano then obama.
“This world is made of…love and PEACE!”
So, if Insano is president, who’s this Barack Obama guy I keep seeing on TV?
Do you really have open with you saying we suck? I was enjoying this review until you insalted us, the fans. Don’t you think that’s… um… harsh?
The devil can turn his own card into a hundred black holes? Oh wait, I'm sorry, “blacgoles.” One hundred “blacgoles”
I first thought that you are exaggerating. Nobody needs 100 spells, but in the end there is always a truth in rants: You do draw magic for hours and hours and it's pointless! There might be some usefull spells for cureing or this scanning stuff, but all those element spells are just weak.
Why should I harvest tons of spells when it's way more effective to mow down everything with your GF, because it's faster, easier and doesn't cost you a lot of energy. All the people who bragged about multiple playthroughs point out one thing: The gameplay is dumb. You can specialize in one sort of attacking schema and you win, making the rest of the taktics absolutly pointless and obsolete. It surely never drives you to make tactic decisions or something. Press button until you win =/
When I realized that I surely can't skip those stupid GF animations which drives me nuts with all those damn random fights. Oh and with those cowboy boy there was another stupid character approaching. If this Zach guy isn't annoying enough -.-' and the story didn't became any better at the beginning of the second disc.
My conclusion? Why do I even played this stupid shit! So I quit after the beginning of disc two.
Calling all the fans stupid might be a little to far, but they surely shouldn't be blind fanboys and girls just because there is Final Fantasy in the title.
Oh and… Please review the movie Advent Children. Please do! I beg you! This movie has nothing to offer than really nice graphics and fight scenes, but the rest was super crap! The only purpose of the movie (and the dumb jesus like ressurection of Sephirot) had the only purpose to give fangirls new material to masturbate. And what was up with those three random enemies? They came out of nowhere, wanted to do whatever, because of whatever. What a bullshit character design!
Ah let's close this comment with something nice: Really great reviews of FF VIII. It shows the fanboys that they should activate their brain.
A valid point. How DO clear-as-day villians get into positions of power?? Frickin' morons. Lol
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surely you not knowing about the interacies of the magic system is a result of the unintuitive badly designed, badly taght and ass backwards rtatergy guide driven nature of the game. Even then there is every other flaw with this bag of wank. I mainly duck out of playing JRPGs because how stuck they are in so many inherent flaws that needed exist, FF8 is a compendium of the wider flaws of this whole genre and especially of the FF series thereafter
how much do you want to bet that half of those people pissed off at you and writing comments, if not more, were the ones who love to cosplay and draw sick FF porn.
And when you think about it, this statement is probably absolutely true!
I somewhat enjoyed FFVIII (that is to say, I thought it was “okay” when I was in my early teens when it came out…), and yet I have to agree with this. I barely got around to finishing it because it just kept dragging on and on and on, and the characters I just… didn't care about. And though I was able to ignore all of the metaphysical BS involved in the game, I thought it was too complicated, whatever happened to just leveling up, or maybe just giving me points I could give to my characters in a more traditional style?
And whatever is wrong with normal swords, be they Longswords, Katanas, or Rapiers, that nobody seems to use them anymore in these games?
Thanks a lot Spoony :-)I admit I really sucked for liking it so much back then. What there they (and I) thinking? I guess the magic System from FFVI wasn't good enough so they had to invent the drawing crap.. and why should I get Money from dead soldiers when I get a wage. Ahh, the comfort of regular income.. And screw all the Weapons and Armor which I could buy for money when you can junction the devil to the hairs of my ass! oO
After your reviews I am healed! Final Fantasy VI is just as good as it ever will get! time to finish the series as it was meant to be in the first place :-)
“And you can stop emailing me about it, okay? Moving on!” Freaking awesome. I have to say that one of the best things about this set of reviews were the flame wars that accompanied it. Hilarious! (Yes, I know that it's only really fun if you're sitting on the sidelines but… hell, did you SEE what some people wrote?)
And I have to agree, FF8 was the beginning of final fantasy's slide downhill. Fast slide. I mean, I actually liked FF7 – or more to the point I liked finding new ways to break the game and skip the boring parts – despite the annoying characters (the only ones I ended up using were the fucking tiger, the vampire, and the robot (they were the least hitting-head-against-wall worthy)). FF8? Nuh-uh. *Sigh* I miss the days of FF1 (sheds a tear of nostalgic remembrance).
On a side note, I agree that cosplayers (well, a fair majority) and porn fan-fic give us anime fans a bad name. A REALLY REALLY TERRIFYINGLY BAD NAME. I once innocently linked to a 4chan thread… for 3 days I sat in a corner with a gun, a bottle of white rum and a swath of antipsychotics, terrified that the internet was going to come screeching out of my laptop to murder me.
I'm not kidding.
4 chan = psychotic break. DON'T GO THERE IF YOU VALUE YOUR SANITY!
//End rant. (moral of the story: beware the internet, kids).
do you know what's really sad about Seifer's seduction? A really shitty girls cartoon called Winx club actually had a similar seduction that WAS MORE CONVINCING. The idiot teenager gets seduced by a really slutty teenage witch named darcy using mind control and her own sex appeal in addition to ego stroking that's actually more convincing. What does it say about the game when the trollopy girls cartoon actually does a better job with a similar plot device? Sad really
I actually enjoyed this game a great deal and hated FF7 with a passion, but I have to agree about the drawing thing. After a few runs I made one when I used a code to assure that I always draw 100 magic. MUCH more enjoyable.
However, the story was awesome, and many of the characters were really enjoyable, plus it was beautifully told. Unlike FF7, ugh, that one made me cringe.
Really, one must have an incredibly fragile psyche to have a reaction like this.
Yes. I do.
… the image boards still haunt my nightmares. *whispers* they never leave. *cue creepy movie from the exorcist playing in the background*
You have some serious tunnel vision to get over man, I couldn't even watch the rest of this video.
It's all fun and games until he disses something you like.
Final Fantasy VIII is one my favorite RPGs of all time. I've always thought the characters,storyline and over world felt very real.
Final Fantasy VIII is one my favorite RPGs of all time. I’ve always thought the characters,storyline and over world felt very real.
I almost cried to when i heard you say that theres 3 more disks left
I’m not sure why you feel the need to get 100 of every spell for every character. If the programmers didn’t cap the stock number at 100, how many would you require then? 150? 200?
for when you junction them. the more you have, the stronger you get by junctioning that certain spell, and 100 spells equal maximun junction power.
i.e. 10 curagas junctioned to your health would increase you hp only a 10% of what a hundred curagas junctioned to your health would increase your hp.
Spoony’s reaction to what Selphie may eventually become is exactly mine to that scene, only I scrunched my legs up and clutched my head. It probably doesn’t help that Selphie’s weapon is a piece of length either.
Wow, Seifer really is Darth Vader!
OK, so firstly, I would like to thank you Spoony for proving me right to my friends… who, I might add, are all avid fans of ALL the Final Fantasy games (well, from third onwards, including VII, X2 and XII). I have completed this game, it took me two years and four tries to do it, I started playing this game about two years after it came out and in 2005 I finally managed it (truthfully, I want that part of my life back). Game score of 100% and over 120 hours of game play and God, don’t I hate it! (I hate my friends for challenging me to such a painfully bad game and wasting so much of my time)
This game deserves a to have a second ass-hole to be torn it to it, just so that that one can be torn into as well.
Secondly, I really don’t see why people like this game, the storyline is contrived, the characters flat and life-less and the world literally pisses me, there is no realism, no sense of danger (or even fun) in this game. For me, playing this game is the equivalent of Christmas karaoke with my nan (and that is appalling, I assure you).
For those of you that are going to flame me for this comment….
CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE! I CHALLENGE YOU!
BTW: Spoony, keep up the good work. Loving the show.
So Spoony’s into meth whores?
Not all of them are meth whores. lol.
ROBOTIC SUICIDE SQUIRRELS!
Hey, Spoony! Not all cosplayers are weirdos! http://media.photobucket.com/image/hot%20cosplayer/Bathrat/Babes/cosplay2-6.jpg
I take offense to that. ^^
funny you should choose a trap as your example of your “not a weirdo” cosplayer…
“A test of bravery? Seriously dude? Fuck you.
How about this for a test of bravery? How about I summon the fucking devil to peel your face off and fuck you in the eye sockets, because I kicked his ass, and he’s MY bitch now.”
Most epic statement in the whole video. ROFl.
you can find the old key using the yellow key card from fallout 2
Oh, you wanna know why the UFO with the Easter Island head was there? It’s part of a fucking special quest where when you beat it you get a rare card! YES, another fucking card! WHY?
This game just get’s stupider and stupider, infact it’s getting so stupid, that i can’t believe i wasted my time and life on looking for why theres a UFO there and posting this fucking comment!
…Please, just hate this comment, i deserve to be hated for commenting this piece of shit fact.
You think that’s bad. I responded to it. And this post was nine months old when I replied.
You know what I hate? They changed it here the whole magic system, then they reverted BACK to the way seven kinda was. But only to yet change it AGAIN in the very next game in some banal stupid system that anyone who is a fan of all the other final fantasy games is loath to use. Really!? Really?! Change it back only to change it again? Damnit!
If they did change they whole system back to the way it was I can guarantee that the old fans, ((Ones that decided after x-2 the series was pretty much dead.)) would come back. Hell remake ALL of the old games. You WILL make money off that. If they remade seven with the graphics they have today they would make a great amount of money. They did it with four! That is a GOOD remake! ((Except being relegated back to level 1….but you do level up fast…damnit.)) After X-2 I stopped paying attention to this series. I may own dirge of Cerberus…but really. I only got it as a gift.
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you know if civilians are going to be be blind and deaf when looking at a sorceress that might as well have a twirly mustache, they deserve to die.
This is not for you?
However, the screaming students thing was moronic too, and wandering around the tomb for hours was about as fun as clubbing myself in the head with a massive rubber dick.
…I have issues.
Also, did anybody else have problems upgrading the weapons and finding all the magazines?
“Its normally called….a vessel….”
“No smartass those are boats. Shut up.”
That entire boat scene is awesome.
I’ll take four years of Insano over two terms of Lex Luthor and his national “dick-waving contest with Superman” platform.
remember Spoony-Quistis….ok? Quistis. speaking of…does Quistis know what kind of power you have in your pants? *wink*
Nice old ECW reference with the Dudleyz thing
Until watching this i had NO idea you could get magic all these other ways. this game sucks. and even if i had known this, it wouldnt have made it any better.
They must shop at whatever store Tetsuya Nomura shops at for his clothes. I think it’s called “Belts and Zippers Are US.”
Once I actually learned what that second Laguna mission was all about (from a strategy guide, naturally) it was quite interesting. Laguna’s story is basically about following the Lunatic Pandora, which is where they are in the flashback. The thing is on its side though and in the process of being dug up and repaired when you find it. So all the stuff you open, all the things you find and move, they’re all important later when you visit the finished and completed Lunatic Pandora as Squall.
Of course, none of that makes sense. You open a door 17 years in the past and in all that time no-one thinks to close it again? In all the building and construction no-one finds that old key? People just leave important items hanging out behind unsecured doors you opened 17 years in the past?
FF8 is, again, one of those games that is great if you don’t actually think too hard about anything you’re doing while you’re doing it.
The angry comments shown in this review saying that YOU’RE AN IDIOT for not knowing that you can refine cards and stuff are the most depressing thing, just to know there are swarms of those frothing angry freaks out there waiting to jump out of the floorboards and scream at people over such trivial garbage such as Final Fantasy. I think it was more of a defense mechanism to try to defend against the game’s awful characters and story, so they try to divert attention to how OH YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRAW SPELLS ALL THE TIME blah blah.
PS: I bet it would be a million times worse if you ever reviewed Xenogears. Oh god the fans of that are delusional.
Xenogears? actually that was a great game! better than most or even all the final fantasy games! and it’s not overrated like this game is!
Let’s be perfectly honest-they didn’t get the chance to fuck Xenogears up completely like they did with FF. They just clung tight to FF and ran it into the ground, thus leaving Xenogears alone for the time being.
Xenogears was good dude.
Haha… I’d totally vote for you if you move Canada to Australia :D Well I’d vote for you anyways. Hah.
You think too hard… that’s what makes these videos so funneh.
Insano for president!
MasterBahamut07′s comment cracked me up.
Anyone else ever notice the sorceress looks like Queen Amidala.
Man just like FFX I didn’t see how bad this game was until I started watching Spoony. But both my brothers think this game is great. Now I personally would never call them idiots for obvious reasons but I think they should really look at what they’re playing. Though I know they wouldn’t watch spoony without insulting him. Oh well. At least we can agree with this review. I have to say that all of spoony’s opionions are extremely well backed up it is kind of hard to at least not see where he’s coming from. I wish all people could
the vice president was playing pheonix wright!!!!
OBJECTION! um..I…I got nothing *loses meter*
That’s a good point Spoony, why do People act so stupid in comics and elect total megalomaniacs as their leaders, then again can’t say it’s a total act of fiction I mean we did elect Barack Obama didn’t we?
Huge Crowd – BOOOOOO!
I played and beat this game only once… and I intend to keep it that way. This game was indeed a piece of donkey turd.
people calling spoony a newb on ff8 is fucking retarded, in fact if youre one the emos who sent him an email burning him at the stake for anything when this is a review and for fun anyway, then youre bigger loser than spoony could ever be, which isnt an ability he has.
HOw is the grinding in FF8 in any way worse than the one in FF7? It took FOREVER to level up materia in FF7.
Because in FF7 it had a good plot and you actually NEEDED to grind out maxed materia because if you don’t it is likely that Sephiroth is gonna kick your measly ass in the final boss fight. And at least it gives you a damn good reason to grind them out. He is dropping a meteor the size of texas on the planet. You pretty much need to be decked to the fucking teeth to destroy him.
Not to mention it was even more frustrating leveling up your Limit Breaks in FF7, but I would STILL take that over the idiotic battle system in FF8. At least you could keep track of your progess leveling up the Materia.
If the plot was “good” I’d have been able to play through it at least once out of five tries :( game was so boring and massive grinding should never be mandatory, not unless it’s obvious from before you even buy it and you know that’s what you’re going to be doing.
The battle system in 7 wasn’t actively littered with you having to do
anything extra while grinding. The thing is that you made arrangements
for materia growth very easily outside battle in 7, by choosing specific
weapons and armor which had multiple growth rates for materia and you
could max an “ALL” materia in less than an hour with triple growth, and
all the battles were easy, because the weapons and armor with those
growth rates were very good. Hell, it was easy enough to even start
selling maxed “ALL” materia for a quick 1.4 million gil if I remember
correctly. I think it took maybe 70-80 hours with the gold chocobo quest
(including the materia associated with it) to beat the game? It was fun
and didn’t take much time to learn anything, because the tutorials, few
of them as there were, were straight-forward and early into Final
Fantasy VII, giving you plenty of time to max the materia along the way.
Grinding is a part of most R.P.G.s, western or eastern, and if you make
it fun and not feel like a chore, then it’s not a problem. Pay attention
to tutorials, and you’re good to go on most games.
Hell, I’m playing Tales of Graces f at the moment, and I’m forcing
myself to grind because I chose the highest difficulty and ignored the
tutorial information. That’s my own fault, but I like the game, because
it proves a decent challenge, and the grinding doesn’t feel contrived
for the sake of having extra hours added to the game.
The plot was decent for 7, even if certain times it felt like it dragged a bit. On the other hand, it boils down to taste. If you can’t tolerate something about a game, you can’t tolerate it, not to mention attention spans. If there isn’t something that keeps you attracted, then it’s a waste of your time. I mean, the plot for some games can be good without you liking the game regardless, or perhaps you might even just suck at that particular game because of its mechanics or what have you (This is not an attack. I’m just saying that I’m pretty good at most games, but that doesn’t mean I’m great at every game, but I can still like it even if I suck at it.) It took forever for me to learn how to play some of the “Tales of” games effectively, and all their plots are almost identical. Hell, I sucked at “Legendia”, but I still liked the game (not to mention how bad I was at “Graces f” before I finally broke down and read the tutorial book in my inventory, and now I kick ass while having liked the game the entire time, bar the fact that some characters can be annoying. That means YOU, Cheria. It’s called fucking character development. Do something that isn’t whiny and self-righteous for once, please.). R.P.G.s aren’t always those which you can “just pick up and play”; it’s not a fighting or racing game. There tends to be strategy involved, but F.F. 8 is the example of too much bull-shit involved. It’s all too cryptic and makes no sense.
I think the best example of an eastern R.P.G. is Phantasy Star IV. I play the game through to the end once a year because of its excellent story and characters. You tend to like the characters, the battles were strategic. There was hardly ever any grinding, but you might be just two levels off from kicking the boss’ ass easily if you don’t grind for an extra 10-15 minutes in a dungeon. The game’s damned good. The only problem was that it came at the end of the true life-cycle for the Genesis, so it didn’t get the attention it probably should have. Also, being associated with Sega seems to be a stigma for anything nowadays, sadly.
Whatever anyone’s responses are, there’s no reason to attack. Although this IS only the internet, we can be adults in conversation occasionally, I would hope. So, bring up good points without ad hominem attacks, and we can have a good time.
Finally, “Demon’s Souls” and “Dark Souls” have essentially no plot whatsoever, and those games are excellent to play, though I don’t recommend them for everyone. I have a friend who loves both western and eastern R.P.G.s, but he fucking hates the “… Souls” games; the mechanics simply aren’t for him, and that’s understandable. It’s not easy, and it’s not common to have control over each arm in an R.P.G. so actively. The first is more difficult in my opinion, but the games are challenging if you engage and embrace everything it has to offer to the player, but there is basically no story. Oh well. The gameplay is excellent for me, and I tend to love turn-based games better. Go figure.
Those commenters are insane. I sometimes disagree with Spoony, but damn those people called him every swear word and derogatory adjective under the sun. Word of advice, it makes you sound a lot more credible defending a game when you are not calling a person a retard (they seriously said that) trying to defend it. For instance, if I like Okami, and another person called it crap, I would ask why, try to counter the points, but in the end would agree to disagree. I would not call them a moron. Everyone has their right to an opinion, even Spoony.
That’s true, I agree completely, However this is the internet, where people spam nonsense just to get you to leave or annoy you. We’ll never have enough mature people who properly defend their opinions.
to be honest it was to be excepted that the sourceres was evil -_-
I’m a fan of FF8 and Im finding these reviews fuckin hilarious. One of my favorite games being torn apart? Awesome. No seriously i like seeing other peoples opinions on my favorite things like anime, video games, movies, etc… I like the game but im not the type of fanboy who spews verbal diarrhea when someone doesn’t like what i like, its all opinions and spoony’s is hilarious keep it up man
I would vote for Dr. Insano. You’d have to be crazy not to vote for Insano in 2012.
It’s okay if you don’t like the game but it’s not right to say anyone who does like the game sucks as bad as it does. They are entitled to their opinions just as much as you are.
True altho you stll may rub it in a little ;3
It’s somewhat strange - I don’t actually disagree with anything what you say, but none of this actually bothers me. I still like the game a lot, and I even found some parts that you disliked to be quite enjoyable – for example, the various kinds of brokeness of the characters (It makes a lot more sense if you try to stop thinking about the characters as sane people).
You actually think materia is tedious? why?
Really, I know this is an old review, but I really need to say this. The reason Irvine is unable to shoot at first is because, later in the game, we find out that the sorcerer Edea was in fact the Matron who raised Squall, Quistis, Selphie, Seifer, Zell and Irvine, and since Irvine is from a different garden, he hasn’t used any GF’s yet, so his memory is intact (Yes, the use of GF’s erases the users memories), so, when he sees Edea, he knows that she’s the woman who raised him and took care of him when he was a little kid, and he doesn’t say anything to the rest of them because he knew that if he did, he would cause them pain. As he sees it, they are all happy not remembering their childhood.
Yes, I know Selphie is from another garden too, but later in the game she explains that when she was a rookie at that garden, she found a GF and used it for a while, thus, explaining why her memories are gone as well.
I respect Spoony’s opinions, but really it’s a fantasy game. It’s not supposed to have real world logic at all. I have to say Spoony is acting like a real bigot in this video. No matter how overrated or silly something is; if you judge somebody for liking it you are a bigot. Not to mention every opinion on here is subjective. Your favorite games could easily be bashed as well.
Real world logic isn’t the same as common sense.
In fantasy Common Sense is just as useless as real world logic
God! Youtubers are such assholes! If you never played the game, of course you’re not going to know every absurd short cut this piece of crap has to offer. And even doing it the easy way sucks up a lot of your time since the GF’s have to learn how to refine stuff.
dude spoony could make a review about why i as a person suck, and i would still find it fuuny ;P
The ending is so hilarious! ;’D
The Lone Wanderer from Fallout 3 should have been the one to assassinate The Sorceress.
The Lone Wanderer could either kill 10 raiders or wipe out an entire town with a nuke if it meant earning caps.
The Lone Wanderer: That’s all I have to do assassinate a Sorceress. Oh please! I can snipe a Deathclaw from a mile away, so killing a Sorceress is a walk in the park.
Why’d he name him “Dudleyz”?
No yer right, women dont belong in the military.
Theyre sandwichmakers by nature.
I would love to see Dave of the Dead made by george romero it woudl be funny to see XD
The review that spun me out of a depression.
This fucking train XDD
I searched for an HOUR back then and then it was at the stupid GARDEN! God i hate this game!!!
Wow… was that a Thieves’ World reference nearly twenty minutes in? Nifty. Noah’s FF reviews are hilariously epic.
And Dr. Insano is always a treat!
the Thieves’ World story was EPIC.
That sound effect that came from Fu Manchu’s DS sounded like a sound effect from Phoenix Wright Trials And Tribulations.
“Use your aggressive feelings…chicken-wuss!”
its a good way to pass the time and its a fun story idea. But…theres so much bull shit it this game that covers up what fun thing there are that it really makes me mad. I like ff8 more for playing with the story and passing time and i still like playing it. But all the bull shit in the game really does make it hard to sit through
I have to say this, Dave?
Its a pretty damn good movie.
Fu Manchu was playing a Phoenix Wright game. After he presses the screen on the DS you can hear “Objection!”
How do you do only squall when there are points in the game WITHOUT SQUALL. The flashbacks, & the prison.
those points in the game don’t count in a squall only play through. kinda like i’ve heard of people doing Colette only play throughs of Tales of Symphonia, where there are times when you have to play the game only with Llyod.
“whatever fagballs”, sounds like cartman wrote that :D
he needs to do one about Ni No Kuni, as much as i loved that game, there was a lot of stuff wrong story wise.
Seifer’s I AM A MAN punch would’ve been so much better than what he actually did.