Politics, magic, technology and pure human emotion fuel a quest for answers in this installment of the wildly popular Final Fantasy series. The hero of the story is Squall Leonhart, a somewhat troubled teen who is a student at the military academy known as Balamb Garden. As the game starts, the antisocial and introverted Squall is preparing to take the final steps to becoming a member of Garden's elite mercenary force called SeeD. During the required field exam, Squall's group (including his hated rival, the brash and arrogant Seifer Almasy) uncovers the beginnings of a plot by the nation of Galbadia, a global superpower with a tyrannical ruler. Squall and his comrades, Selphie Tilmitt and Zell Dincht, are SeeDs less than a day before being assigned to a mission in the Galbadian-occupied country of Timber. It is there that Squall meets Rinoa Heartilly, the young and passionate leader of a rebel faction. It is soon discovered that Galbadian President-for-Life Vinzer Deling has allied ...
The last great love story of the 20th century.
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There are three boss fights with Seifer, two boss fights with Edea and two boss fights with Raijin and Fujin in this game. See more
After Squall is dressed up in his uniform, he leaves his dormitory room located in the North area first floor of Balamb Garden and he leaves the North area. But when Quisits calls for Squall at the First Floor Lobby. Squall approaches from the South as though he's entering the school from the front gate. See more
So lie... Is it true that SeeDs aren't supposed to question their mission?
There are times I'd like to know myself. Like... now for example. But...
What do you care
So like... if you knew that your enemies were pure evil, you'd get more fired up to fight them, right?
...An enemy that is pure evil? Right and wrong are not what separate us and our enemies. It's different standpoints, our perspectives that separate us. Both sides blame one another. There's no good or bad side. Just 2 sides holding...
During the end first half of the end credits we see a few minutes of "handheld video camera footage" taken during a party after the team's victory over the sorceress. At the end, just before the camera's battery runs out we see Riona outside pointing towards the sky. After the credits are done there is an additional scene. See more
A PlayStation 2 re-release was rumored for a late 2001 release. It would contain enhanced graphics and sound. Rumor states additional enhancements, such as a simpler Juntioning system, would also be included. However, such a release did not occur, and Square made no formal announcements regarding one in the years before or since (this entry: 2004). See more
Followed by Final Fantasy IX
Music Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Lyrics by Kazumi Someya
Orchestrations by Shiroh Hamaguchi
(as Shirou Hamaguchi)
Conductor: Koji Hajima
(as Koji Haijima)
Performed by Faye Wong
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Kenji Nagashima
Assistant Engineer: Kazuhiro Koyama
Vocal Recording Producer: Alvin Leong
Vocal Recording Engineer: Simon Li
Artist Manager: Katie Chan
Recording Coordinators: Yuji Saito
, Naoto Echizen
Recorded at Sound City, Tokyo
Recorded at AVON Recording Studios Hong Kong, China See more