When the world is threatened by a power-hungry sorceress, Squall Leonheart must contend not only with her tyrannical greed, but also with a naive rival, and even his own innermost thoughts.
An exploration of the mythological and scientific elements of Square's games
Someone has written an analysis of Final Fantasy VIII based around the idea that Squall dies at the end of disc one and the rest of the game is his imagination in his dying moments. From the analysis:
This article discusses the possibility of Final Fantasy VIII's storyline covertly revolving around the death of its main character early on, a theory which - so far - appears to be undiscussed on the internets. We will attempt to explain the basis of the theory, and argue why it may be true. At the end of the article we concede that there is no real "proof", merely suggestions and hints. However, we hope this analysis will add meaning to the game for all players - perhaps refreshing its value over a decade since the game's release - and inspire a discussion as it did between us.
The article includes screenshots from CG scenes in the game and Youtube videos that are used to back up the theory. The entire analysis is also available under a Creative Commons license.
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After a long hiatus, Square Enix and AOL Radio have announced the return of Final Fantasy to the ears of AOL mongers everywhere. Daishiro Okada, Chief Operating Officer of Square Enix, was very excited: "We feel so fortunate to have such a loyal following and want to give a huge 'thank you' for their efforts to bring back FINAL FANTASY radio," he said on Monday. Apparently, someone had to be listening.1