Final Fantasy VIII Coming to American PSN

We’ve known about Final Fantasy VIII being on the Japanese PSN for a while.  In the back of my mind I knew it would come out over here, I just didn’t know when.  In fact, I still don’t know when, but now that I’ve read through my PSN newsletter, I know that it is definitely going to be available over here before long.

There are quite a few people so enamored with Cloud they can hardly see straight, but I enjoyed the story, characters and unique game play quirks of FFVIII more than its predecessor.  I was actually able to relate to Squall and his loner attitude more than any character in FFVII and I thought the other characters, especially Rinoa, were developed much better than the side characters in the previous title.

With that said, I did buy FFVII when it hit the PSN, I still enjoy the game.  But you can bet I’m going to pick up FFVIII as soon as it’s available, as well.  While I’m on the subject, anyone else in the camp of liking FFVIII over FFVII?  Let’s see how many fanboys I can stir up.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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