The truth is, I don’t think there is a substantial amount of evidence to conclude whether or not the writers intended for the audience to interpret the game in this fashion. I choose to believe that this is how the game was intended to be understood because, to me, the game makes no sense otherwise. Everything that happens to the characters after the first disc is ridiculous. The ending is like recapping the game on acid. There has to be something more to the story than a simple ‘Hero Takes All’ plot.
Justin Meisse wrote: »
I got to the second disc and stopped playing. Did Squall ever stop being such an mopey jerk?
Grimwolf wrote: »
As nice as that theory is, it seems unlikely. The entire idea revolves around the second half of the game being a "dream," but it would be the first time in the history of ever that someone was portrayed to have some ludicrously long and elaborate dream because they were dying. It just makes zero sense to me in that regard.
Flashbacks, yeah. But stuff that never even happened?
PixelMasher wrote: »
i remember the card game being awesome as well.
PolyHertz wrote: »
Someone should just ask Yoshinori Kitase (wrote FF8s story) about these things already so the games mysteries can be put to rest. Though considering its been 15 years he might not even remember the specific details anymore.