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** The reason for Irvine's seeming tendency to crack under pressure in Disc 1 takes a different turn [[spoiler: when you realize he was lying and was actually cracking under the stress of being asked to shoot the closest thing he had to a mother. And he is the ''only one'' that can remember this.]]
** Irvine's LimitBreak is the only one that isn't magic-based. As in you need ammo bought in shops to power it. This makes perfect sense since he hasn't junctioned to a GF [[spoiler:and lost his memories of growing up in the orphanage]].

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** The reason for Irvine's seeming tendency to crack under pressure in Disc 1 takes a different turn [[spoiler: when you realize he was lying and was actually cracking under the stress of being asked to shoot the closest thing he had to a mother. And he is the ''only one'' that can remember this. And thus, on top of this, is ''freaking out'' about how seemingly cold and easy his old friends are being about committing essential matricide.]]
** Irvine's LimitBreak is the only one that isn't magic-based. As in you need ammo bought in shops to power it. This makes perfect sense since he hasn't junctioned to a GF [[spoiler:and hasn't lost his memories of growing up in the orphanage]].


* MostWonderfulSound: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeS7otRgXHY "The End"]], Selphie's rarest ability to obtain on her limit break. It's an instant "I Win" button that literally bypasses ContractualBossImmunity.

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* MostWonderfulSound: SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeS7otRgXHY "The End"]], Selphie's rarest ability to obtain on her limit break. It's an instant "I Win" button that literally bypasses ContractualBossImmunity.



* StoicWoobie: Squall. A great deal of the tension between him and his teammates throughout the game is that he refuses to open up to them about and problems he may be suffering. [[spoiler:It does lead to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when he finally does open up to Rinoa; of course, she was unconscious at time.]]

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* StoicWoobie: Squall. A great deal of the tension between him and his teammates throughout the game is that he refuses to open up to them about and problems he may be suffering. [[spoiler:It does lead to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} when he finally does open up to Rinoa; of course, she was unconscious at time.]]



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Even when played on original Playstation hardware, this is one of the most beautiful looking games on the Playstation. While the [=FMVs=] look ''highly'' dated (even falling into the UncannyValley), the in-game graphics have aged pretty well.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Even when played on original Playstation hardware, this is one of the most beautiful looking games on the Playstation. While the [=FMVs=] look ''highly'' dated (even falling into the UncannyValley), the in-game graphics have aged pretty well.


* VindicatedByHistory: With the HypeBacklash of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', and Squall having [[Franchise/KingdomHearts other]] [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy appearances]], ''VIII'' has started to receive a warmer reception from the fanbase. The game itself has largely been looked upon more positively, in particular its Junction system and characters. Many see a lot of criticism unfairly levied at it solely for ''not'' being ''FFVII''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: With the HypeBacklash of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', reception of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', and Squall having [[Franchise/KingdomHearts other]] [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy appearances]], ''VIII'' has started to receive a warmer reception from the fanbase. The game itself has largely been looked upon more positively, in particular its Junction system and characters. Many see a lot of criticism unfairly levied at it solely for ''not'' being ''FFVII''.


* {{Narm}}: During the confrontation with Norg, the Master and benefactor of Garden, he proclaims that the Garden is his, and Squall replies "It's not just yours." Norg's response to this is "THEN-WHAT-IS-IT!? IS-IT-[[spoiler:CID'S-AND-EDEA'S]]!? THAT-PATHETIC-MARRIED-COUPLE'S!?" This is supposed to be a major WhamLine that those two characters are married, but the very forced dialogue that has Norg deliver this reveal, coupled with his speech patterns throughout the scene, make it just awkward.


* ThatOneSidequest: The Queen of Cards quest/collecting all Triple Triad cards. To get all the rare cards in the game, you have to deliberately lose specific rare cards to the Queen of Cards in order to get new rare cards to appear. It ''sounds'' simple, but she moves to a new location every time you lose a rare card to her or win a rare card from her and she will only accept the cards for the quest when she's in Dollet. On top of that, when the new cards appear, you're given no hints about who you will have to play against to get them, and most of the people holding them are just random {{NPCs}}. Then there's the different card game rules, like Random which forces you to choose random cards from your deck, a real hassle if you're going for every card in the game. They can be spread or abolished in different regions, but even if you have a guide handy, it's a time-consuming process that will likely require multiple resets. Oh, but you can also get ''all'' the cards, even the ones from the Queen of Cards quest, from a NPC in Disc 4, but doing that requires that you completed two other easily missable sidequests before disc 4 and that you even know her location is accessible at all. [[ThatOneAchievement Getting the complete Triple Triad collection achievement]] if you're playing on Steam is just a perfect storm of GuideDangIt factors.

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* ThatOneSidequest: The Queen of Cards quest/collecting all Triple Triad cards. To get all the rare cards in the game, you have to deliberately lose specific rare cards to the Queen of Cards in order to get new rare cards to appear. It ''sounds'' simple, but she moves to a new location every time you lose a rare card to her or win a rare card from her and she will only accept the cards for the quest when she's in Dollet. On top of that, when the new cards appear, you're given no hints about who you will have to play against to get them, and most of the people holding them are just random {{NPCs}}.[=NPCs=]. Then there's the different card game rules, like Random which forces you to choose random cards from your deck, a real hassle if you're going for every card in the game. They can be spread or abolished in different regions, but even if you have a guide handy, it's a time-consuming process that will likely require multiple resets. Oh, but you can also get ''all'' the cards, even the ones from the Queen of Cards quest, from a NPC in Disc 4, but doing that requires that you completed two other easily missable sidequests before disc 4 and that you even know her location is accessible at all. [[ThatOneAchievement Getting the complete Triple Triad collection achievement]] if you're playing on Steam is just a perfect storm of GuideDangIt factors.


** There is no denying that the game caused a quite bit of a stir with the ''Final Fantasy'' fanbase when it first was released, and it has a fair share of both diehard fans and detractors to this very day; the story and especially the changes to gameplay were, and still remain, somewhat controversial. Everything related to the spell drawing mechanic tends to create debate between players over whether it was an interesting innovation or just really annoying busywork.

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** There is no denying that the game caused a quite bit of a stir with within the ''Final Fantasy'' fanbase when it first was released, and it has a fair share of both diehard fans and detractors to this very day; the story and especially the changes to gameplay were, and still remain, somewhat controversial. Everything related to the spell drawing mechanic tends to create debate between players over whether it was an interesting innovation or just really annoying busywork.

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* {{Narm}}: During the confrontation with Norg, the Master and benefactor of Garden, he proclaims that the Garden is his, and Squall replies "It's not just yours." Norg's response to this is "THEN-WHAT-IS-IT!? IS-IT-[[spoiler:CID'S-AND-EDEA'S]]!? THAT-PATHETIC-MARRIED-COUPLE'S!?" This is supposed to be a major WhamLine that those two characters are married, but the very forced dialogue that has Norg deliver this reveal, coupled with his speech patterns throughout the scene, make it just awkward.


** There is no denying that the game caused a quite bit of a stir with the ''Final Fantasy'' fanbase when it first was released; the story and especially the changes to gameplay were, and still remain, somewhat controversial. Everything related to the spell drawing mechanic tends to create debate between players over whether it was an interesting innovation or just really annoying busywork.

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** There is no denying that the game caused a quite bit of a stir with the ''Final Fantasy'' fanbase when it first was released; released, and it has a fair share of both diehard fans and detractors to this very day; the story and especially the changes to gameplay were, and still remain, somewhat controversial. Everything related to the spell drawing mechanic tends to create debate between players over whether it was an interesting innovation or just really annoying busywork.


** Abadon, the boss you fight right before Esthar, mainly because he's an undead. [[ReviveKillsZombie Just hit him with healing spells]] and he will be down in a few turns. Squall even tells you the strategy to defeat it.

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** Abadon, the boss you fight right before Esthar, mainly because he's an undead. [[ReviveKillsZombie Just hit him with healing spells]] and he will be down in a few turns. Hell, use a pheonix down, and he's down in one turn. Squall even tells you the strategy to defeat it.


* ThatOneSidequest: The Queen of Cards quest/collecting all Triple Triad cards. To get all the rare cards in the game, you have to deliberately lose specific rare cards to the Queen of Cards in order to get new rare cards to appear. It ''sounds'' simple, but she moves to a new location every time you lose a rare card to her or win a rare card from her and she will only accept the cards for the quest when she's in Dollet. On top of that, when the new cards appear, you're given no hints about who you will have to play against to get them, and most of the people holding them are just random NPCs. Then there's the different card game rules, like Random which forces you to choose random cards from your deck, a real hassle if you're going for every card in the game. They can be spread or abolished in different regions, but even if you have a guide handy, it's a time-consuming process that will likely require multiple resets. Oh, but you can also get ''all'' the cards, even the ones from the Queen of Cards quest, from a NPC in Disc 4, but doing that requires knowing the specific NPC and that she's in a location you need to have already completed two other easily missable sidequests to reach, assuming you know that location is accessible at all. [[ThatOneAchievement Getting the complete Triple Triad collection achievement]] if you're playing on Steam is just a perfect storm of GuideDangIt factors.

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* ThatOneSidequest: The Queen of Cards quest/collecting all Triple Triad cards. To get all the rare cards in the game, you have to deliberately lose specific rare cards to the Queen of Cards in order to get new rare cards to appear. It ''sounds'' simple, but she moves to a new location every time you lose a rare card to her or win a rare card from her and she will only accept the cards for the quest when she's in Dollet. On top of that, when the new cards appear, you're given no hints about who you will have to play against to get them, and most of the people holding them are just random NPCs.{{NPCs}}. Then there's the different card game rules, like Random which forces you to choose random cards from your deck, a real hassle if you're going for every card in the game. They can be spread or abolished in different regions, but even if you have a guide handy, it's a time-consuming process that will likely require multiple resets. Oh, but you can also get ''all'' the cards, even the ones from the Queen of Cards quest, from a NPC in Disc 4, but doing that requires knowing the specific NPC and that she's in a location you need to have already completed two other easily missable sidequests to reach, assuming before disc 4 and that you even know that her location is accessible at all. [[ThatOneAchievement Getting the complete Triple Triad collection achievement]] if you're playing on Steam is just a perfect storm of GuideDangIt factors.


* ThatOneSidequest: The Queen of Cards quest/collecting all Triple Triad cards. To get all the rare cards in the game, you have to deliberately lose specific rare cards to the Queen of Cards in order to get new rare cards to appear. It ''sounds'' simple, but she moves to a new location every time you lose a rare card to her or win a rare card from her and she will only accept the cards for the quest when she's in Dollet. On top of that, when the new cards appear, you're given no hints about who you will have to play against to get them, and most of the people holding them are just random NPCs. Then there's the different card game rules, like Random which forces you to choose random cards from your deck, a real hassle if you're going for every card in the game. They can be spread or abolished in different regions, but even if you have a guide handy, it's a time-consuming process that will likely require multiple resets. Oh, but you can also get ''all'' the cards, even the ones from the Queen of Cards quest, from a NPC in Disc 4, but doing that requires knowing the specific NPC and that she's in a location you need to have already completed two other sidequests to reach, assuming you know that location is accessible at all. Getting the complete Triple Triad collection achievement if you're playing on Steam is just a perfect storm of GuideDangIt factors.

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* ThatOneSidequest: The Queen of Cards quest/collecting all Triple Triad cards. To get all the rare cards in the game, you have to deliberately lose specific rare cards to the Queen of Cards in order to get new rare cards to appear. It ''sounds'' simple, but she moves to a new location every time you lose a rare card to her or win a rare card from her and she will only accept the cards for the quest when she's in Dollet. On top of that, when the new cards appear, you're given no hints about who you will have to play against to get them, and most of the people holding them are just random NPCs. Then there's the different card game rules, like Random which forces you to choose random cards from your deck, a real hassle if you're going for every card in the game. They can be spread or abolished in different regions, but even if you have a guide handy, it's a time-consuming process that will likely require multiple resets. Oh, but you can also get ''all'' the cards, even the ones from the Queen of Cards quest, from a NPC in Disc 4, but doing that requires knowing the specific NPC and that she's in a location you need to have already completed two other easily missable sidequests to reach, assuming you know that location is accessible at all. [[ThatOneAchievement Getting the complete Triple Triad collection achievement achievement]] if you're playing on Steam is just a perfect storm of GuideDangIt factors.


* That One Sidequest: The Queen of Cards quest/collecting all Triple Triad cards. To get all the rare cards in the game, you have to deliberately lose specific rare cards to her in order to get new rare cards to appear. It ''sounds'' simple, but she moves to a new location every time you lose a rare card to her or win a rare card from her and will only accept the cards for the quest when she's in Dollet. On top of that, when the new cards appear, you're given no hints about who you will have to play against to get them, and most of the people holding them are random NPCs. Then there's the different card game rules, like Random which forces you to choose random cards from your deck, a real hassle if you're going for every card in the game. They can be spread or abolished in different regions, but even if you know what you're doing, it's a time-consuming process. Oh, but you can also get all the cards, even the ones from the Queen of Cards quest, from a NPC in Disc 4, but doing that requires knowing the specific NPC and that she's in a location you need to have already completed two other sidequests to reach, assuming you know that location is accessible at all. Getting the complete Triple Triad collection achievement is just a perfect storm of GuideDangIt factors.

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* That One Sidequest: ThatOneSidequest: The Queen of Cards quest/collecting all Triple Triad cards. To get all the rare cards in the game, you have to deliberately lose specific rare cards to her the Queen of Cards in order to get new rare cards to appear. It ''sounds'' simple, but she moves to a new location every time you lose a rare card to her or win a rare card from her and she will only accept the cards for the quest when she's in Dollet. On top of that, when the new cards appear, you're given no hints about who you will have to play against to get them, and most of the people holding them are just random NPCs. Then there's the different card game rules, like Random which forces you to choose random cards from your deck, a real hassle if you're going for every card in the game. They can be spread or abolished in different regions, but even if you know what you're doing, have a guide handy, it's a time-consuming process. process that will likely require multiple resets. Oh, but you can also get all ''all'' the cards, even the ones from the Queen of Cards quest, from a NPC in Disc 4, but doing that requires knowing the specific NPC and that she's in a location you need to have already completed two other sidequests to reach, assuming you know that location is accessible at all. Getting the complete Triple Triad collection achievement if you're playing on Steam is just a perfect storm of GuideDangIt factors.

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* That One Sidequest: The Queen of Cards quest/collecting all Triple Triad cards. To get all the rare cards in the game, you have to deliberately lose specific rare cards to her in order to get new rare cards to appear. It ''sounds'' simple, but she moves to a new location every time you lose a rare card to her or win a rare card from her and will only accept the cards for the quest when she's in Dollet. On top of that, when the new cards appear, you're given no hints about who you will have to play against to get them, and most of the people holding them are random NPCs. Then there's the different card game rules, like Random which forces you to choose random cards from your deck, a real hassle if you're going for every card in the game. They can be spread or abolished in different regions, but even if you know what you're doing, it's a time-consuming process. Oh, but you can also get all the cards, even the ones from the Queen of Cards quest, from a NPC in Disc 4, but doing that requires knowing the specific NPC and that she's in a location you need to have already completed two other sidequests to reach, assuming you know that location is accessible at all. Getting the complete Triple Triad collection achievement is just a perfect storm of GuideDangIt factors.


*** [[http://radiantbutterfly.tumblr.com/post/71485958945/ff8-ultimecia-dialogue-comparison It seems that this is actually a result of the translation being butchered.]]

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*** [[http://radiantbutterfly.tumblr.com/post/71485958945/ff8-ultimecia-dialogue-comparison It seems that this is actually a result of the translation being butchered.]]

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