If you ever wanted to dive inside the minds of the developers behind Final Fantasy VIII and its remaster, Square Enix has you covered with a new video.
Inside Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is the sixth video in a long line of developer featurettes. Essentially a developer diary consisting of “secrets and anecdotes from the developers,” the twenty-minute video delves into the game’s development and brings to light some intriguing and hilarious tidbits about how the game was made and finalized.
For example, Yusuke Naora, Final Fantasy VIII’s art director, was apparently asked to use a Tequila Sunrise cocktail as the inspiration for the key colors in a specific, emotional scene between protagonists Squall and Rinoa. Also, the main antagonist Ultimecia began life as a Final Fantasy VII sorceress character who didn’t make the final cut. Videos like this reveal so much fascinating information.
Since the Final Fantasy VIII dev diary is just short of half an hour, you might want…