After years of requesting it, Square Enix has finally released Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Depending on who you ask, this is either the worst game in the franchise or is the best installment that has yet to be bested. Either way, fans are in for some old-school PlayStation fun, though some might take umbrage with the fact that some moments have been censored.
Some fans on Twitter pointed out how Siren's look has been updated, giving her a skirt rather than a shell that barely covers her unmentionables. While most fans would understand, they do find it weird that Shiva is technically a naked woman yet her design was left intact. Square Enix has also covered Rinoa's cleavage, which isn't too bad, though pervy fans will feel blue-balled.
Obviously, this doesn't affect the gameplay, so anyone who just wants to play the game should. These details aren't too bad since they actually looked much worse before. After all, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered actually improves the character models and makes it look much better than before, though still not PS2 quality. Overall, these censored moments aren't a big deal.
Personally, I just want to play this game on the Nintendo Switch. Old-school RPGs are great for handheld play after all, and the fact that it boasts improved character models and other fixes to the gameplay makes this the definitive version of Final Fantasy VIII.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is now available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.