Plot. The story takes place during a futuristic time. Squall Leonhart is the taciturn and reluctant hero of the game, he leads a group of young cadets from Balamb Garden against the Galbadian forces and also an evil sorceress. However, the beautiful Rinoa Heartilly gives Squall a change of heart during her journey with him, however she was acquainted and involved with Seifer Almasy, Squall's rival. What goes in this quest, goes beyond a wild imagination. The story of this game is unique.
Graphics. Final Fantasy evolved their CGI scenarios and gave the characters a realistic look for the first time. Squaresoft did an incredible job with creating a fabulous 3D environment and a more real-looking world.
Good Aspect. The good aspect about this game is pretty much a lot. The realistic looking characters and also the gameplay. A good mini-game to take a break from adventure is the Triple Triad card game, the game may be entertaining, but it is mostly difficult when you challenge players who are very good. I also enjoyed the scenarios and the looks of fighting screens.
Rantings. The bad aspect of this game is the experience points and the magic system. No experience points were given after boss battles, and those who defeated the last enemy would get more experience points than the rest of the party and also the magic system. I did not like the Draw system that much, because it was missing the traditional magic system the series had. I also hated the attempt to obtain special items to customize the weapons, instead of buying powerful ones.
Music. For the first time in the game, Final Fantasy had more than one vocalized theme in the game composed by Nobuo Uematsu. Liberi Fatali is considered to be one of the best themes of the series and the most popular one is Eyes On Me, performed by Chinese singer, Faye Wong. I love most of the music in the game, and the part when trying to assassinate the sorceress, that was a very unique musical theme.
Characters. Squall is one of my favorite characters of the series. The use of the gunblade is almost like pulling a gun trigger while pressing R1 when you attack the monsters. Cid makes an appearance as well, and does not join the party in battle, he is the headmaster of Balamb Garden. Rinoa is one of the most beautiful lead damsels in the Final Fantasy series, her story and personality are very memorable.
Overall. You can either buy the old game on Ebay, or you can download it on the PS3. I give this great game a 10 out of 10. My next review will be Final Fantasy IX, thank you, and God bless you all gamers.