So I know you guys loved our last Final Fantasy IX remake on the PS5, and I’ve heard your passionate requests in the comments for more… so here it is. This is the second video in a two part mini-series focusing on a Final Fantasy VIII Remake! In this first FFVIII Remake video I’ll be focusing on remaking the gorgeous, serine, eco-friendly, seaside Balamb Town! If you missed the first video in the series and want more Final Fantasy 8 remake goodness, go check out our Squall Leonheart build video which you can find here https://youtu.be/sZlcWmzU3Bg.
If you love Final Fantasy VIII and would love to see a remake then you’ll probably love this video and the ones to come!
A big thank you to all of the Dreams Creators who produced the assets/logic/audio used in this creation. Without these talented creators this video would not have been possible. You can find and remix this Dreams creation and see the full list of the credits via https://indreams.me/Faytes_Tale/creations
‘Breezy’ (Final Fantasy VIII)
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Arranged by Sam Griffin
Covered by John Oeth (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq77yWBegi4pnEj_PDQaDng)
YouTube Video: FINAL FANTASY VIII: ‘Breezy’ | Classical Guitar | John Oeth
Here’s some backstory on Balamb Town. Balamb is a town located in the country of the same name in Final Fantasy VIII. A peaceful seaside town, Balamb is a popular tourism spot and is connected to the Galbadian continent via a transcontinental railway. It is famous for a delicacy known as the Balamb Fish. Souvenirs are sold at front of the train station and tourism is a valuable source of revenue for the city. The design of its buildings is unique and based on curved lines with streamline patterning of uniform height to conserve the natural scenery, as Balamb is the main town of the island nation of the same name with abundant natural environments and surrounded by the ocean. The sea breeze corrodes metal fast and thus the town has a busy garage for vehicle maintenance.
Balamb town’s dominance on the island was diminished twelve years ago when Balamb Garden, a training center for the elite military force SeeD, was erected. Because of its isolated location, Balamb residents often revel in their ability to ignore military conflicts going on in the rest of the world, and to some extent, resent that the Garden’s presence serves as a reminder of those problems. The townspeople respect those who choose to attend the Garden, which they see as a school for the gifted.
Galbadia Garden seizing Balamb Town.
Balamb’s role as a haven for peaceful existence is shattered during Sorceress Edea’s rule of Galbadia. Edea, under the control of Sorceress Ultimecia, orders Galbadian troops to seize the town and hold its residents hostage while they search for a woman named Ellone. The military overruns the Balamb Hotel, barring the owners from entering the town and using it to house their troops. The Galbadians cut off supply lines, diverting food and other shipments to the troops at the hotel, denying local shops and people access to necessities. The military leaders threaten to burn the town to the ground if anyone protests their actions or attempts to subvert their authority.
A group of SeeDs from Balamb Garden, led by Squall Leonhart, infiltrates the town by claiming to have information which could lead to Ellone’s capture. Once inside, Squall, along with Balamb native Zell, find and defeat both the Galbadian commander, Fujin, and the Galbadian captain, Raijin. With their leaders in retreat and no sign of Ellone, the Galbadian troops withdraw from Balamb.
After the war against Ultimecia is over, Seifer Almasy returns to Balamb to fish with his friend Fujin and Raijin as the mobile Balamb Garden soars overhead.