As a game on the original PlayStation, Final Fantasy VIII’s visuals were pretty impressive for their time, but at times the character models and textures could look a little crude.
This required a bit of suspension of disbelief when comparing the beautiful looks of our favorite heroes in cutscenes, and their appearance during gameplay.
The discrepancy reached a high point of comedic value in a certain scene in which Rinoa complimented’s Squall’s handsome appearance… even if the screen told a very different story.
Apparently, things have changed on the remaster, and now Squall can finally be “the best looking guy” at the party. For real.
You can check it out below, as shared by Square Enix itself.
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) August 13, 2019
The remaster was announced at E3, and it will come for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC this year.
In case you’re unfamiliar with it, find an official description below.
“FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered brings the game’s classic story to modern platforms, now with newly rendered visuals that bring the game’s characters to life like never before.
In FINAL FANTASY VIII, the military nation of Galbadia has declared war on the Dukedom of Dollet, who must hire the mercenary force, SeeD. Squall Leonhart, a new member of SeeD, together with his friends and Rinoa Heartilly, a member of a resistance group, get pulled into the war, unaware of their fated task to save the world.”
The original Final Fantasy VIII was first released on PlayStation in 1999, followed by a PC version in 2000.