Thanks to Scott Baird of ScreentRants.com for the inspiration!
4. THE SEED QUIZ
Squaresoft still included incredibly hard to find secrets in the Final Fantasy games, even after it became common knowledge that you could just go on GameFAQs and look up thorough walkthroughs for free.
There are numerous guides online that explain the easiest ways to break the rules in Final Fantasy VIII, which includes exploiting the Junction system and spamming Zell’s first two Limit Breaks over and over again.
Final Fantasy VIII invites the player to cheat with the written SeeD exam. It’s possible to select a written exam on the menu which gives you questions about the game. Completing these quizzes allows you to increase your SeeD rank, which means that you will be given more money at regular intervals.
By completing all of the written tests straight away, you can earn more money than you could ever spend. The Final Fantasy VIII remake needs to close all of these holes that make the game way too easy without any hard work.
I can’t say that the SeeD exams count as in-game cheating, as it’s just a way to farm more gil. With more gil, you can buy more items to refine into higher magic for Junctioning. You would have to figure this out first and have your GFs learn this ability. In a sense, it’s just another way around the game mechanics.
You could find a loophole around the exams, without studying or guessing. Players can take the quiz multiple amounts of times without penalization Each quiz has ten questions. Here’s how it works:
SeeD rank tests are multiple choice and must be answered 100% correctly to raise a SeeD rank. The tests can only be taken up to Squall’s current level (i.e if Squall is level 7, the player will only be able to take the tests up to #7). The ranking is decreased by misconduct in the field or if the operative is seen lagging behind.
First, pick ‘Y’ for yes for all questions. Then, receive your score. The incorrect answers are the ones you need to change. If you’re not sure which to pick, go down the list. Replace question 1 with an ‘N’ and see if your score changes. If you get a higher score, you’re on the right track. If you get a lower score, you remember it and replace it with a yes. You can use ‘N’ for no if you like.
…or you could look at the internet. That would be easier if you just want to get the money. If not, either don’t take it or just test your skills to see how much you know of the game. The questions provide a unique way to learn about the lore, and Dazz316 agrees:
Keep it in. Makes sense with the story and helps you learn more.
Not many people like taking test in games. This is one exception.