"Prologue: At the forefront of a rising tide of violence brought on by Galbadia's war declaration is a SeeD cadet named Squall Leonhart. Serious to a fault, Squall has earned himself the reputation of being a lone wolf. A chance encounter with the free-spirited Rinoa Heartilly, however, turns his world upside down. Having thrived on discipline, Squall finds Rinoa's carefree attitude fascinating. Yet there is no time to ponder these thoughts, for the job of dealing with the sorceress behind Galbadia's irrational hostility has fallen to SeeD and Squall."
-FF VIII Instruction Booklet
Final Fantasy VIII is not like the previous RPG's bearing the same name. The story in Final Fantasy VIII is centered around the love story of a SeeD mercenary named Squall and a young "princess" named Rinoa. Every Final Fantasy before was basically about a group of people who banded together to fight an ultimate evil. Don't get me wrong, there is a battle between good and evil in this game, its just not the focus of attention.
4 Compact Discs