When asked what franchises defined the original PlayStation, many will point to Final Fantasy, which jumped into 3D models with fan favorite Final Fantasy VII. Like its older brother, FFVIII has made its way to Steam today (Windows only). The game will cost $11.99 and supports Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud and partial controller support. Added to the original game is the Magic Booster which powers up your spells and the Chocobo World mini game that never reached western shores.
For those unacquainted with Final Fantasy VIII, here is the synopsis: “It is a time of war. Galbadia, a Global Superpower, has declared war on Dollet, a country whose training academy is home to two personalities: the hot-headed Seifer and the 'lone wolf', Squall Leonhart. Both are equally at conflict with each other as their country is with Galbadia; to others, Squall appears lacking in team spirit, while Seifer lacks the discipline of his rival. However, a chance encounter with the free-spirited Rinoa Heartilly turns Squall's universe upside down; having thrived on discipline, Squall find the carefree Rinoa fascinating. He also begins to dream that he is Laguna Loire, a Galbadian army soldier…”
The game can be bought from Steam here.