Does anyone remember when this was released, just by itself, as the preview for Final Fantasy VIII? Just a couple of years earlier we had all had our minds blown by Final Fantasy VII. Then this trailer hits, and the advance in graphics was so radical it was almost impossible to believe. This was like a preview, music video and opera composed by Nobou Uematsu all in one.
I remember the only details that I knew at the time this trailer hit were that the main character would be named Squall and would work for a mercenary group called SeeD. He would have a “gunblade” that was a combination of a sword and a gun. And that a love story would take center stage for the first time in a Final Fantasy game.
Even though, in my opinion, Final Fantasy VIII didn’t match the quality of FFVII, it was still a damn good game.