Beginner Tips - New Functions | FF8

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A list of all the new functions in the game Final Fantasy 8 Remastered (FF8, FF VII). This is a list of all the new additions that improve the playability of the game. Read on to know more about these new additions!

FF8 Remastered Additions

FF8 Remastered features new QOL (Quality of Life) changes that drastically improve the playability of the game. Below are the summary of said additions.

  • Improved Graphics
  • Fast Forward Feature
  • Battle Assistance
  • No Encounter

The L3 and R3 Buttons

The L3 and R3 Button are the analog sticks in your gamepad. The left analog stick can be pressed to use L3 and the right analog stick can be pressed for R3. These will be used for many of the games brand new features.

Improved Graphics

New Visuals Adds Life to Game

The Remastered gives all fans the nostalgia they all wanted. But with that nostalgia comes a new welcome change that breathes life to this old game by Square. Below are some of the new scenes in the game.

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He's finally the best lookin guy around.
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Fast Forward

Press the L3 Button to use Fast Forward

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FF8 Features a junction system where you equip magics to your characters. The fast forward features greatly helps in stocking up on magic by speeding up the process. You can use the feature by pressing the left analog stick.

To learn more about stocking magics, see the link below.
Beginner Tips Draw | Final Fantasy VIII

Battle Assistance

Press the R3 Button to use Battle Assistance

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For those who are having difficulty with managing their characters or those who simply want to enjoy the story, the Battle Assistance feature is here to help you! Using the Battle Assistance will make your ATB Gauge always full, Limit breaks always available, and your HP will be brought back to full health after taking (non-lethal) damage!

No Encounter

Press L3 and R3 to Use No Encounter

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The No Encounter is here for players that want to explore the world or solve puzzles undisturbed. This feature helps the players do the things they want to do without being obstructed by unnecessary battles. Using the feature too much however, may make the party unstocked with magics or underleveled so it is wise to not abuse this feature too much.

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Game Features

The Junction System Limit Break
Stats Running Away
Drawing Status Abnormalities
Junk Shop Active and Wait ATB

Triple Triad

Explanation of Triple Triad Triple Triad Rules

Beginner Guides

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