I think this was already reported on here during the E3 stuff, but it's come more to my attention due to a friend sharing info with me on Facebook. At first, I ignored this news. I thought it was just for the Switch (which I may still get) and I believed that the Steam version was "remastered." But, it seems I was incorrect (please correct me if I'm wrong). I played it a few years ago on Steam and didn't have a problem with it, it looked fine to me. Although, I must admit, I never really complained about the graphics. I know the non-FMV stuff wasn't perfect, but kind of blocky/not smooth, but that never affected the love I have for this game. Apparently the "remake" is coming for all (current gen) consoles and on Steam. It might be something I get, I'm not sure, I'll have to wait and see. Hopefully it won't cost very much (I doubt it will).

What do you think about this? Let me know in the comments!

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/final-fantasy-viii-is-finally-getting-remastered-not-a-remake-10579979/?fbclid=IwAR0y521_15LDMOKKNvKLijkTK2w4DBwjuauKMxJ6w0NuTgOe49qilBbsPIs

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/29/2019 at 02:40am

The version currently on Steam is basically just a port with a few QoL features. The graphic upgrades in this remaster are VERY noticeable and help a lot. Much of the original Playstation's library hasn't aged well, and this is a fresh coat of paint that makes it more accessible. I probably don't care one way or the other about it honestly. Remake treatment I'd be more interested in, but while this is very cool, it's not something I really need to enjoy that game. Unless it's crazy cheap. Then maybe

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 07/29/2019 at 04:02am

Yeah, I think I feel like you. I absolutely love this game, I don't care if it looks like it did on the PS1, that doesn't change how much I love it. It might be nice to play the remastered version, though. I might check it out, we'll see.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 08/20/2019 at 04:13am

A new trailer has been released with a launch date! Sept. 3. https://youtu.be/JbTcLwqheao

I don't think I have a stronger emotional bond with any game that even comes close to matching the one I have with this game. The music makes my hair stand on end and makes my eyes water. I wonder if I will ever care with how it looks compared to more modern games. It will always have a very special piece of my heart. It certainly brings back now old memories!

I liked something I saw earlier that the remake pretty much puts an end to a funny meme. If you're not familiar with it, you can check it out here: https://memebase.cheezburger.com/tag/final-fantasy-viii I think it's a pretty funny meme actually.

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