is the eighth installment in the popular role playing fantasy series. While calm in appearance, the serenity that blankets the world is merely a curtain over the turmoil that threatens to surface... An unprovoked attack against a neighboring country, an assault by a strike team deep into enemy territory, and a declaration of war against the world plunges a previously peaceful existence into bitterness and chaos.
Thrust into the ensuing madness is a young man named Squall Leonhart, a cadet in the Garden military academy of Balamb. A lone wolf by the standards of others, Squall's relentless drive to become the best leads him into SeeD, an elite mercenary unit. His final test as a graduating cadet of SeeD is to settle the growing hostilities between the neighboring countries of Galbadia and Dollet. What was already a confusing set of events takes a turn for the worst when Galbadia begins its invasion on the rest of the world. The job of dealing with this new threat has fallen to Squall and the rest of SeeD. Focused on this new task, they can only ponder what the future will hold.
The latest version of the best selling roleplaying game franchise takes what made its predecessor a resounding success, and takes it to the next level. Graphics are more detailed and realistic, with breathtaking gameplay visuals and fluid, motion-captured cinemas that you have never seen before in a game. Battle sequences have been enhanced with new techniques such as drawing magic from enemies. Combining an epic storyline with dynamic role-playing elements, breathtaking music and well-defined characters, the world of Final Fantasy VIII comes to life in a dazzling display of digital artistry.