No Need to Grind
Most JRPGs feature a traditional leveling system, where you’ll gain experience points from defeating an enemy to level up. As you level up, your characters get stronger, allowing them to be better equipped to deal with tougher challenges ahead. That’s completely unnecessary in Final Fantasy VIII, though.
In fact, level grinding in Final Fantasy VIII can be counterproductive, and just make the game that much harder for you.
FFVIII’s foes will scale to your level, meaning that the more you level up, the stronger your enemies will be as well. And that applies to bosses, which can quickly spell trouble if you don’t have the right GF or magic loadout to deal with them.
Depending on the kind of JRPG fan you are, this may or may not be good news. However, the fact that you don’t need to grind at all to beat the game makes Final Fantasy VIII one of the more palatable and easier games to beat in the FF series.