I enjoyed FFVIII very much, and would LOVE a remake. I think the magic system should be very similar to the original. For the most part, if they just make it with better graphics and keep other things basically the same, I'd be happy. If they change the draw system so you can accumulate more magic and make other minor changes to it, that would be great, but I wouldn't want to do away with it completely... Each game is going to have different systems. That's why they aren't all the same game.
I doubt they'll remake it though. It wasn't all that popular, so it's probably not even being discussed by the people who matter...
The junction system wasn't that bad. It was better than FF7's materia system, I thought.
Other than that, the game was very bland to me. The characters and story didn't hold a candle to FF7 in my opinion. I don't think I ever actually completely finished FF8. I got near the end, after squall and rinoa banged in space and all that, but I just didn't care enough to finish the story. I do remember doing alot of farming and looking for rare GF's though.
He was almost killed (or should have been killed) by Edea after the first battle with her.
Actually, no he shouldn't of been killed, the ice shard his his ARM PIT area on the OTHER SIDE of his chest, AWAY from his heart so no, just because it was technically a bad injury doesn't mean it was an injury that would of killed him, especially when you have to stop and think it was a MAGICAL ice shard, it could of easily meant to stop him in his tracks so he could of been captured (which is what happened) and then just left no mark at all (which it did given that even SQUALL questions why he didn't have a wound and I highly doubt Seifer would of cured him.)
FFVIII was the first Final Fantasy game I played (back when it came out in 1999), and I really, really liked it. The story arc felt pretty involved, and connected. The junction system was a bit broken, but playing more final fantasies after VIII, it wasn't all too bad.
I remember farming holys, dispels, etc. in some island with no encounter ability from one of the GFs.
I used GF's in all of my battles from disc 1-3, until Adel showed up crying. Didn't get the full concept of the junction system back then. And i didn't give a damn about attacking, I was GF-ing all the time hahahaha rofl.
I really enjoyed FFVIII, I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that it was the first final fantasy I was introduced to as a kid so it brings back a lot of memories and will always have a special place in my heart^^