Day: August 23, 2018

Final Fantasy VIII – Chicken-Wuss

FFVIII-00012We didn’t learn much of value in this second search of campus, honestly. There was another mention about a sorceress, more about the Garden Festival, nothing worthwhile. We soon had our uniform on and were meeting up with Quistis in the foyer for the big SeeD exam (curiously, we learn during this segment that Squall must have a roommate in his dorm, but Kyle tells me that we never meet them!). Quistis announces the squad assignments for the exam, and we were put in a squad with someone named Zell Dincht. Zell proved to have about as much military discipline as a… well, Kyle put it better in a later scene, so I’ll wait on that, but let’s just say that he’s doing flips in the foyer as he reports for duty so… that. Zell was a mechanical descendent of Sabin from FFVI. He was a Monk, and his Limit Break, Duel, used specific button inputs to launch attacks. In Zell’s case, these attacks could be chained together into a long combo, with special “finisher attacks” that you can use at the end of your combo, so long as you fit it all in before a timer runs out!