With Cary and Jacob already on their quests to complete “Metroid Prime” and “Final Fantasy VII”, respectively, it got me thinking of a quest of my own that I would like to accomplish one day. My own game to complete is “Final Fantasy VIII”. I have reached the final boss, but I just can’t beat it. I have tried time and time again, but I just can’t seem to prevail. And I need help, or else I may never overcome my obvious incompetence, and that’s why I write this plea to all you fellow gamers out there, with one big question….
What the crap?
No, really, how do you beat the final boss in this game? Because I really don’t know. I am so stuck, it’s not even funny, and unfortunately, the stronger you get in this game, the stronger the enemies get. So spending hours leveling up may have been a bad idea. But, here’s what I’ve been trying….
I have three really good characters I use to fight, Squall, Zell, and Rinoa. All three are some of my highest leveled-up characters, and Rinoa has that awesome dog that helps out, so she’s a no-brainer. My other characters are weak and have no GF’s equipped or junctioned or whatever nonsense they use, and when they are KO’d, I let them disappear until my three good characters are there. Then, I typically try to use Cerberus, if it doesn’t just get killed, which does often happen, for Triple, then I use Triple to cast Shell, Protect, and Regen on everyone. All three have GF’s, while Rinoa’s Magic has been replaced with Items, in case I lose my Cure spells. She also has Restore to recover health without Shell (or Protect, I get the two mixed up) getting in the way.
So in part 1 of the battle, I use GF’s a little, when I think I can do so without them dying off too soon, but I mainly use regular Attacks, with Rinoa in charge of healing, but my regular attacks do hardly any damage whatsoever, so it takes forever. And I may use magic, as well, though I largely try to save it for later. 99 of each magic just might not be enough. Who knows…
And then there’s phase 2, which I’ve only gotten through once, and only because Rinoa used a good Limit Break that I’ve never gotten an option for since. With this part of the battle, I use GF’s tons and my strongest magic, like Firaga (any of the “-aga’s”, really) and Ultima and all that good stuff, and whenever it’s about to do it’s ridiculously strong (and boring) attack, I get everyone healed, then I wait and let their little meters fill up. That way, if anyone is low on health or is KO’d after the attack, I can help them immediately before those creepy angel baby things “absorb them into time”. Nevertheless, even this method is not sufficient, when the ridiculous attack comes far quicker than normal (it usually takes forever, and then, all of a sudden, it does it right away, giving me barely any time to prepare, which is just not fair), or other factors intervene to speed along my inevitable demise. Every time, I start losing my characters, and eventually, I have one poor fool fighting it all by themselves until they, too, become the victims of freaky nude angel-babies.
So what am I doing wrong? I used to have my magic junctioned to get as much health as possible, but now I do defense, but I don’t know if it makes any difference. My characters are, I think, on levels in the 50’s, maybe higher. Only my strongest GF’s and magic do any decent damage to the final boss, and the Limit Breaks people encourage you to use also do little damage. Is it necessary for me to get Lion Heart, do you think?… Because I don’t have it. Do I need stronger weapons or something?
So, if anyone can give me tips, that would be appreciated. Looking on the Internet or watching videos on Youtube doesn’t help. I just see videos where people do 9999 damage per attack and beat the final boss within 5 minutes, and that doesn’t help me. I’d win, too, if I could deal such blows. The Duck is at a loss.
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