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Final Fantasy VIII- The Sorceress War is the unofficial Prequel to Final Fantasy VIII. I got the idea after playing said game because the story itself wasn't that great, but there was this interesting sidestory of a man called Laguna which sadly wasn't involved in the original game that much. So I just thought to myself, "Why not create such a game?" And here it is.

About the story:
Final Fanatasy VIII- The Sorceress War follows the story of Laguna and his friends Kiros and Ward, whom Squall, the main character of FFVIII dreams of from time to time. Starting off as simple soldiers of the Galbadian army, the three soon get dragged into a conflict between two nations, ultimately ending in a war. Laguna, Kiros and Ward have to make their way into the country of Esthar and fight to protect the ones they love.

About the game itself:
Final Fantasy VIII- The Sorceress War is directly connected to Final Fantasy VIII, so I tried to adapt as many game mechanics from the original game as possible (such as GFs, Drawing, etc). Since not all of that is 100% possible in the RPG Maker, I still created a kind of unique game.

So here are some of the features:
-around 10 hours of gameplay
-a cool and interesting story (with a few adaptions)
-tons of well-known characters, places and enemies
-the original soundtrack of FFVIII
-a large selection of spells, summons and limits
-three unique characters with powerful abilities
-Drawing and Junctioning for almost unlimited customization possibilities
-sidequests that only a true warrior journalist is able to solve
-TRIPLE TRIAD!
-a detailed walkthrough if you are stuck
-and much more...

So what is there else to say? Probably a lot more. I can just suggest to play it for yourselves. If you have just half as much fun as I had creating this, I would be happy.

For a complete list of game features (especially if you never played FFVIII before) please look into the walkthrough.

Feel free to leave comments or criticism, and always remember, this game is not trying to get on the level of FFVIII, but paying tribute to a great character with a great storyline.

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This game gets quite hard rather quickly. Somewhat annoyed that leveling up won't help me being able to run away from enemies.

BTW, what is the drop rate for the normal ammo?
Yeah, the game can be tough at times, but I didn't want to make it as easy as the main game which was, once you figured out the system, hardly a challenge.
I don't quite know how the escaping system of RMVXAce works but you should be able to escape from most enemies.
The thing with the normal ammo is that you have to kill the bomb without it exploding, which can be annoying. I'd suggest you spam ice spells, and then the normal ammo should drop after a few bombs (droprate is 1/3).
author=Hundeface21
Yeah, the game can be tough at times, but I didn't want to make it as easy as the main game which was, once you figured out the system, hardly a challenge.
I don't quite know how the escaping system of RMVXAce works but you should be able to escape from most enemies.
The thing with the normal ammo is that you have to kill the bomb without it exploding, which can be annoying. I'd suggest you spam ice spells, and then the normal ammo should drop after a few bombs (droprate is 1/3).


It's hard to escape from enemies at times. Some enemies are easier than others.

Found a bug in Timber. In magazine shop after you battle one of the solders, the game locks up.
author=matski
Found a bug in Timber. In magazine shop after you battle one of the solders, the game locks up.

Oh, dang it. Yes, just checked the eventing, and you're absolutely right. Laguna
is supposed to move up from there but he can't if you spoke to the soldier from the side. My bad. Thank you for telling me; I hope your last savestate wasn't too long ago, again I'm really sorry I overlooked that.
For everyone: Please speak to the Soldier inside Timber Maniacs from below until fixed.

As with the fleeing, that's strange, I never experienced much disparities from different enemies; I hope that's not too 'game-breakingly' annoying for you.

EDIT: Fixed it with the new download.
I found a awful bug when using GF's. When using GF's but it don't summon and the battle ends, that character that originally casted it will become unplayable in future battles. This has happened to me two times on two different characters using different GF's.
I'm having a difficult time getting the downloaad to work Rather I cant get the game to ddownload
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By saying that the story of Final Fantasy VIII isn't that great (and yet liking the setting enough that you decided to make a game in that world), you're kinda betraying the fact that you didn't understand the story of Final Fantasy VIII, which makes me doubt your ability to create a suitable prequel.
author=matski
I found a awful bug when using GF's. When using GF's but it don't summon and the battle ends, that character that originally casted it will become unplayable in future battles. This has happened to me two times on two different characters using different GF's.

It kinda makes me feel stupid to have tested the game so often but never have stumbled over that bug. It's actually not a big deal to fix it, but since I never experienced this issue I never knew it existed. Thank you for your support, matski,I really appreciate it.
I THINK, though (not 100% sure) that you can "cure" this when the affected character is killed and revived, or when you sleep in a hotel or so (it is just a state that makes you unable to move and that doesn't remove after battle). Obviously it's still annoying, and I will try to reupload the game during the week.

EDIT: Game is reuploaded. That bug should be solved.
Everytime I try to run this It says extract failed
author=Pdr313
Everytime I try to run this It says extract failed


I just downloaded it myself and it worked fine. There also seems to be nobody else with problems. I'm kinda unsure how I could help you.
author=Pdr313
Everytime I try to run this It says extract failed


I would recommend re-downloading the game.
Found another bug.....
While fighting the skeleton head and two hands, an error occurred that said:
Script "cast time" line 151 NoMethodError occurred. undefined method 'set_skill' for nil:NilClass
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Random thoughts
As a game that has the audacity to have FF in the title i will be bias as hell here.

RTP :(

enemies level up with you :(
any hope for something that permanently negates random encounters?

you still get encounters while walking in the road :(

escape can fail :(

the first area were supposed to head to is absurdly far away from your starting location

enemies busting out status effects when you cant cure them!?

lots of pointless world map area

the mapping is really weird. you don't know where the town exits are without manually finding out

grammar needs work :(

Mapping is just so uncomfortable

it seems you don't even get money from battles


General 15M Dropped
This was just a terrible experience. the sooner i forget this exists the better.

Overall
If you want to play a ff game go play a real one.
tho there are fan games that do a good job.
author=matski
Found another bug.....
While fighting the skeleton head and two hands, an error occurred that said:
Script "cast time" line 151 NoMethodError occurred. undefined method 'set_skill' for nil:NilClass


Did this happen once or multiple times? Because that would be strange, the enemy you described is just a regular one...
I suppose you tried to use a summon here again (cause that's what the script deals with), do you recall which one it was? Unfortunately, I'm not a scripter, so I don't really know what to do here...
author=Hundeface21
author=matski
Found another bug.....
While fighting the skeleton head and two hands, an error occurred that said:
Script "cast time" line 151 NoMethodError occurred. undefined method 'set_skill' for nil:NilClass
Did this happen once or multiple times? Because that would be strange, the enemy you described is just a regular one...
I suppose you tried to use a summon here again (cause that's what the script deals with), do you recall which one it was? Unfortunately, I'm not a scripter, so I don't really know what to do here...

The three enemies were Righty, Lefty, and Vysage.

I found another game-breaking bug..... the pirate that asks for 1,000,000 gill.... my character freezes after talking with him.
author=matski
The three enemies were Righty, Lefty, and Vysage.


Yes, I thought so. My question was if you used a GF in that fight when the bug occured.

author=matski
.I found another game-breaking bug..... the pirate that asks for 1,000,000 gill.... my character freezes after talking with him.


I'm having trouble with the reupload. I'm trying my best but please don't download unless you want a game which freezes at one point for now.

Yes, the bug occurred when I used a GF. Happened on two occasions.

Have you managed to upload the fix?
author=matski
Yes, the bug occurred when I used a GF. Happened on two occasions.

Have you managed to upload the fix?


Not yet, unfortunately. The website I used doesn't seem to work anymore and on top of all that it seems like my pc just broke down today. I'm trying really hard but I wouldn't be too euphoric.

About the bug, I'm always helpless when the game just crashes because of a syntax error.
Was it the same GF on both occasions?
author=Hundeface21
author=matski
Yes, the bug occurred when I used a GF. Happened on two occasions.

Have you managed to upload the fix?
Not yet, unfortunately. The website I used doesn't seem to work anymore and on top of all that it seems like my pc just broke down today. I'm trying really hard but I wouldn't be too euphoric.

About the bug, I'm always helpless when the game just crashes because of a syntax error.
Was it the same GF on both occasions?


No, different GF's
Finally managed to upload a new version.
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