Platforms and Pitfalls Episode 6 - Final Fantasy VIII

Breaking our usual form, this month instead of talking about a topic using 5 games, we are talking about 5 topics focusing on one game, Final Fantasy VIII. Thank you all those who contributed with comments!

As a warning, The story and Ultimecia’s castle sections contain spoilers, please be aware.

0:00:00 Opening
0:04:13 Story and information delivery
0:33:00 Junction System
0:46:54 Ultimecia's castle
1:00:28 Triple Triad
1:14:31 Mechanical Metaphors and tropes
1:24:07 Little extra things we love that didn’t fit in anywhere else
1:36:15 Closing notes

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 Music taken from the Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack, and composed by Nobuo Uematsu, tracks in order used are


My Mind

Silence and Motion

The Castle

Shuffle or Boogie

The Salt Flats

Fisherman’s horizon

Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec