Dear Final Fantasy fans,
I have a very simple solution for you on how to enjoy Final Fantasy VIII’s gameplay. It’s so simple and easy, you may not believe me. It will work despite your issues with the junction or leveling system. In fact, you don’t even have to do anything — it requires absolutely no planning or energy on your part. You can even sit back and enjoy the story, run from battles, play cards, etc. How did I discover this prized knowledge? What is this amazing revolutionary technique?
Other than basic logic, you have no need for extraneous exertion other than observation. From playing the game and restarting it, to beating it and replaying again, I’ve noticed a pattern among the gameplay. This transcends your gaming preference, from grinding to leveling all throughout the previous Final Fantasy games. You don’t need specialized abilities. You can do this whenever, wherever you play Final Fantasy VIII.
So what is it? Here’s how it works…
Don’t draw magic from monsters.
Seriously. There is nothing else you need to do other than control yourself. And let me explain how this works.
Many fans who talk about Final Fantasy VIII’s “terrible gameplay”, share one complaint. That’s right folks, the same complaint: the draw system. Why is this the #1 complaint? Who knows. Why do people sit through and draw 99 of each magic for every character when it’s completely optional? Why do they intentionally break the game, only to complain about it later? Why don’t people still understand how the junction system work? The auto-junction function shows you how!
For whatever the reason, drawing magic is the bane of every fan’s Final Fantasy VIII playthrough. So how do we remedy this? Well, my friend, thanks for asking! You see folks the solution is so simple, you might just slap your forehead in awe.
Don’t. Draw. Magic. From. Monsters.
Now of course, you’re free to draw summons from monsters. And you can use draw points. You can even use your salary to purchase items, and convert the items to magic. You’d run out of money this way before maxing out of magic. But if you do draw, don’t complain about drawing magic.
Just don’t mindlessly draw 99 of all magic for all three characters. Especially not while sitting and complaining about drawing 99 of all magic for all three characters.
So now you know. Drawing magic from monsters might be more tedious than the W-item. But if they really want the magic/items, they’ll do it. But if they do it, they better not complain. If people still don’t like it, now we also know why. It’s an implicit and irrational bias from some members in the fanbase.
NOTE: Do you complain about how monsters level up with you? Well, consider Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, whose method is no different.