What if Final Fantasy 8 had trophies?
I came up with that specific thought because FF7 was re-released this week with achievements. And then I thought, what if FF8 has achievements? Then a surge of ideas came out of my mind, hence, this post. But before I name my trophies, I just want to point out that the achievements in FF7 re-release are so lame.Â If Square-Enix wanted to milk this re-release, they might as well put more challenging achievements, right? Let’s say, Defeating the weapons individually will get you a bonus or something. I mean, seriously is that too much to ask? I’d suggest they added more twists in some of the achievements like â€˜Beat Emerald weapon without KOTR â€™ or something to that extent.
Geez, also consider that FF7 is already more than a decade old, gamers can easily go through the achievements effortlessly. Anyway, enough of FF7, letâ€™s talk about FF8 if it has achievements.
So letâ€™s start the list.
Opposite attract :Â Use Shiva against Ifrit
Bingo!:Â Win 5 consecutive times in a card game
Capiche: Win a card game without flipping your cards
Selphieâ€™s dream band:Â Form a Band with Selphie
Ice steak:Â Perform Edeaâ€™s Limit Break
Dynamic Trio:Â Perform the limit breaks of Laguna, Kiros and Ward
Rinoaâ€™s Best friend:Â Obtain an Item with Angelo
Loving GF:Â Mastered at least 10 GF abilities
Yellow Fellow:Â Ride a chocobo
Finders Keepers:Â Lose a GF card and win it back
Skyâ€™s the limit:Â Boost a GF up to 250
Grim Reaper:Â Stock 100 death spells
Academic achiever:Â Obtain the highest SeeD rank
Key Junctioner:Â Junction every possible magic to any attribute
3 to go:Â Complete Disc 1
Letâ€™s get it on!: Get the 6 final weapons
Fund it!:Â Finish the CC Group quest
Wicked breath: Kill 25 Marlboros
Living on a jet plane:Â Return to Ragnarok in Disc4
Teacher Quistis:Â Get all the Blue Magic Spells
Zellâ€™s passion:Â Collect all the Combat King Magazines
Irvineâ€™s gone mad:Â Use at least 5 Hyper Shots against an enemy
Challenge accepted:Â Defeat Ultima Weapon
Curse, curse all SeeDs!:Â Reach the maximum levels of 6 main characters
Well done:Â Complete Disc 2 and 3
Power house:Â Get all Guardian Forces to max levels
Royal flush:Â Obtain all the character cards
Rusty sword:Â Make Gilgamesh perform Excalipoor
Here comes a new challenger:Â Defeat Omega Weapon
The End:Â Finish the Game
Legendary SeeD:Â Get all the trophies
Piece of revenge:Â KO Seifer with your character when heâ€™s on your party
Extra-terrestrial Pupu :Â Get the Pupu card
Unknown:Â Finish the Obel lake quest
Tough guy Squall:Â Defeat Omega Weapon with Squall only
Showâ€™s over:Â Finish Omega Weapon with Selphieâ€™s â€˜The Endâ€™
Equilibrium:Â Finish the Game with your Characters level 25 or below
Some of you might think that some trophies are too hard or insane (especially the hidden golds), but thatâ€™s the point of achievements right? If you played FF13, there are lots of insane trophies there. FF8 has a lot to offer when it comes to missions, character, stories, sidequests and etc. So I just included whatâ€™s hypothetical in my opinion.
So hereâ€™s what weâ€™re going to do, remember the last time you played FF8? Take a look back on the list and count how many trophies you got or maybe you got a suggestion for the achievement? Sound off at the comments section!