Final Fantasy VIII Fan Crafts Impressively Realistic Squall Gunblade
Final Fantasy VIII’s gunblade, Squall Leonhart’s weapon of choice, is confirmed thanks to creativity and expertise.
A Final Fantasy VIII fan recently displayed their recreation of protagonist Squall Lenhart’s weapon of preference: the gun blade. Final Fantasy VIII was released in 1999 for the original PlayStation. Final Fantasy VIII gave a second life: Remastered, a mobile port from the Square-developed RPG.
Because of its storyline narrative and turn-based combat, Final Fantasy games can easily be ported to iOS or Android devices. Square Enix has done this successfully. Square Enix is rolling out its Final Fantasy pixel remastered versions for mobile devices. The company’s last installment of Final Fantasy VI will be available soon. Although the pixel remasters Final Fantasy VIIImobile port was not included in Square Enix’s Pixel Remaster Bundle, it features updated visuals, graphics, and audio – something many people were eager to see the original 3D graphics did not meet modern standards.
A Final Fantasy VIII fan, Squall Leonhart, recently revealed a unique and handmade part of their character’s cosplay: the gunblade weapon. Reddit user reiku_85 showed off a stunning and very realistic-looking rendition of the weapon. They captioned it, “Throwback To sleepless nights in the workshop making a gunblade to my Squall cosplay… The result is excellent! The gunblade is almost identical to the source material. It has similar etchings, colors, and features, making it an apparent success.
Reddit users responded with overwhelmingly positive reviews, many of whom expressed excitement about seeing the complete cosplay. One user commented, “Well done. It was a great effort. I look forward to seeing the whole cosplay! One person even said that the post was beyond their expectations of cosplay. “I usually scoff at cosplay (since I’ve been exposed to A LOT OF bad cosplay), but this is some nice work!” Well done!” You did a great job!
It is essential to include the weapon of your choice when cosplaying as a Final Fantasy series character. The rest of the outfit in reiku_85’s cosplay doesn’t have to match Squall’s appearance unless they wear his iconic gunblade. Final Fantasy cosplayers can be impressive, so it is good to cosplay Final Fantasy VIII Squall Leonhart carefully.
Video games such as The Elder Scrolls V and Dungeons and Dragons are the best examples of American fantasy roleplaying games. On the other hand, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy embody Japanese culture’s heroic fantasy genre. The next tabletop games will appeal to gamers who like the aesthetic and gameplay of these franchises. Each game features settings and rules that homage and build upon the “JRPG” motifs.
Enix published the first Dragon Quest video game in 1986, and SquareSoft published the first Final Fantasy video game in 1987. The merged Square Enix now publishes both franchises. These games were hugely successful and helped transform the Japanese console gaming market. Many of the spells, characters, and enemies from the Dragon Quest Final Fantasy were heavily inspired by western fantasy RPGs such as Dungeons & Dragons. However, both franchises have developed their take on heroic fantasy.
The Dragon Quest games are lighthearted but still nuanced in tone. They feature lists of magic spells with names such as “Kaboom,” “Kafizzle,” and other cute open-world enemies like the Blue Slime. Character designs by Akira Toriyama, the creator of the Dragonball manga, and romantic plots about heroes saving the world. At the same time, the Final Fantasy series of games began with similar plots and aesthetics but developed its world-building motifs like technology powered by magic and dirigible Skyships. Players can also summon entities to aid in combat. There are also avian-riding steeds called Chocobos.
Some of the tabletop roleplaying games below are inspired by the world-building of Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy. Others try to recreate the feeling of classic console games. These games were created by designers who enjoyed playing JRPGs and wanted to pay tribute to the games they loved in their original epic fantasy tabletop RPGs.