Final Fantasy VIII is the eighth installment in the Final Fantasy series.
The game is the second Final Fantasy developed for both Play Station and PC.
It was made available as a PSOne Classic over the Play Station Network in Japan on September 24, 2009, in North America on December 18, 2009 and in Europe on February 4, 2010.
Thirteen weeks after its release, Final Fantasy VIII earned more than million from sales in the United States, making it the fastest selling Final Fantasy title at the time.
Each GF has unique abilities, though rare items allow the player to customize each GF's skillsets.
Most abilities at least require junctioning the GF to a character, but some abilities also require junctioning to the character to take effect.
The player must junction a Guardian Force to enable the use of battle commands other than Attack.Boosting stats requires characters to obtain magic, by drawing spells from enemies and draw points and by refining from items with GF abilities.The player can junction the spells to stats such as Strength, Vitality, Evasion and Hit-Rate.If the summoned GF has learned the Boost ability, the player can attempt to boost the GF's attack power by up to 250%, but if the player fails to adequately boost the GF its attack power may actually be reduced rather than enhanced.Guardian Forces gain Ability Points from battles to learn abilities.