There’s no doubt that there has been an abundance of special moments in the Final Fantasy game series. We are going to go through some of them, focusing on the Final Fantasy VIII which is one of the most popular and brilliant games in the series. Without further ado, here are a few unforgettable moments from Final Fantasy VIII.
When Time and Space Unite
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream”, says Poe, and that reminds us of the Final Fantasy VIII’s ending, after the final boss, sorcerer Ultimecia is defeated. As time and space are rapidly dissolving, Squall is caught in a limbo area where he needs to fight to hold on to all his memories and his very existence. It’s a heart-wrenching experience for the player and beautifully, artistically executed – definitely one of the most memorable game endings and a great way for closing an epic adventure.
Flying School is Cool
There’s nothing better than a game outright blowing your mind with something completely unexpected. One such moment is when you find out that Balamb Garden can actually be lifted into the air thanks to the (of course) secret and ultra powerful engine. You learn this after the school gets in the immediate danger of a warhead attack, but, fear not, as the school has a pretty cool secret and you can see it in action as the whole campus is lifted off and it starts flying around.
War of the Schools
Wars between schools have always been a thing. But, most normal schools take the phrase figuratively and compete in sports, knowledge and general authority. Tell that to Final Fantasy schools, though – they take it literally. So, around the middle of the game, your character’s school Balamb Garden gets into a full-fledged war with Galbadia Garden which happens after their empress Edea orders the attack (the dictatorial characteristics really shine through). And so the epic fight ensues, right on the school grounds. Takes school wars to a whole different level, doesn’t it?