|Reviews for The Gunblade Saga|
| Guest chapter 29 . 11/3/2013
Rinoa scratching Irvine is funny...? Man, she has temper issues if she beaned Watts just for waking her up...can't believe this is the girl Squall likes...
Never did like that scene in the game :/
Otherwise your story is great! Nice job bro :)
| AceBlade258 chapter 1 . 8/21/2012
I've read this story a dozen times, and I'm off to read it again now. I'm sorry for never leaving you a review (I don't remember doing so at least) and I probably won't do it again. I just wanted you to know that FFVIII is my favorite Final Fantasy title, and that every time I read this I can't help feel that you have done it justice. This is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite pieces of writing. I have given it about 4 years worth of consideration to come to that conclusion, and my decision never changed. You sir, have an amazing talent.
| jt chapter 1 . 7/27/2012
you know peptuck, I've read this fanfiction over 5times now, and the first time i read this, i immediately fell inlove with your writing, I'm 22 now, and I'm still not getting tired of this especially of your Chimera series.. hopefully you'll finish the remake of Gundbalde saga...
| Revan616 chapter 59 . 7/2/2012
you know even after all these years, after reading all your other works i still keep coming back to this one, possibly the best complete FF8 novel, thanks for the many years of great works and hopefully many more yet to come.
| Sanokal chapter 59 . 5/25/2012
Hmm. I may have just had a heart attack from pure awesomeness.
This, as I'm sure you already know, is absolutely fantastic. Final Fantasy VIII was a brilliant game - easily one of the series' best, despite it's polarizing wide view. And you have more than done it justice here.
Sure, I would have liked to see more Guardian Forces, but still, it was good.
I've seen a garbled amount of your lifestyle, and I have come to the conclusion (in a Skyrim accent) that you are a Varsity Biologist Marine Gamer Author. Or something along those lines (I mean no offense!)
But, yeah. Just wow, bro. This kind of writing reminds me of why I joined this site in the first place - to capture moments like this in writing.
| woot chapter 36 . 3/31/2012
Is Squall a heavy sleeper? As a trained mercenary, shouldn't he have felt the impact when Garden crashed into FH? Just saying.
| viralhybrid29 chapter 57 . 3/29/2012
By the way, I loved the Title Drop. Very clever, and believable.
| viralhybrid29 chapter 58 . 3/29/2012
I just finished reading your novelization. And I just realized that two of my favorite love stories of all time are in video games. One is in Final Fantasy X, between Tidus and Yuna. The other, well, I don't have to say it, do I? What has always amazed me the most is how complex Final Fantasy has managed to make its story and characters. You have managed to capture this perfectly. What I don't get, is that I hear you regard this fic as an old shame. Granted it's not perfect. The typos are something I could have done without, but this is otherwise quality work. Squall is believable, and likable, and tough yet pitiable, just like in the game. Rinoa is endearing and lovely, just like in the game. Not to mention that everyone is believable. Honestly, you should take some pride in this fic, one of the best I've read. And one question: Could you do a novelization of Final Fantasy X?
| denglongfist chapter 1 . 6/15/2011
I thought this was an amazing piece of art!.
Somehow, I was taken to the time when I first saw this intro, more than 10 years ago. I only can say that it was a great trip into memory lane.
Great story so far, and puts a lot into perspective.
| Ally Todd chapter 59 . 4/8/2011
Okay so what did I think of this novelization. I was quite frankly fucking amazing. I loved every minute of it and the way you filled in various plot holes. One of my favourite things was action hero Xu because she has to be pretty bad ass to be such a high up in the Garden. All the characters were perfectly personified and I particularly enjoyed Zell and Selphie who are by far my favourite Final Fantasy characters ever. Funny historical side note in primary school my friends an I endeavoured to make movie of this the most epic of games. I was cast as Zell. But back to the Gun Blade saga. My personal favourite line was Irvine’s line in The Art of War describing his philosophy towards magic. “Hokey energy manipulation and archaic weapons are fine, but they're nothing compared to a good handgun by your side.” Where have he heard that before? The action was epic, particularly the sequences involving Zell. I’ve decided his philosophy is “Let’s just charge and if we get killed…cool!” I gather you based Squall’s fighting style on Aragorn’s from LOTR and I’m particularly proud I figured that out and you made me watch the trilogy in its entirety, again. The romance between Rinoa and Squall was chock full of the magic that it had in the game and you’ve proved once and for all that guys can write romance even though I’ve never been much good at it myself. I also enjoyed everything involving the friendly Balamb Garden sociopath Seifer Almasy. Seifer is so much fun to write and I can readily understand why he appeared in Under Siege, a chapter that hold particular significance because when I was playing the game that’s when I hit a brick wall. Raijin I could beat alone but when combined with Fujin I couldn’t until I twigged that blinding Raijin might help. It took me six months to figure that out. The dream world sequences were very well written and the interplay was hilarious and it got funnier after Ward lost his voice. Laguna is a personal favourite of mine because I can see a lot of myself in him. He’s what I would call the anti-soldier and I’ve been around soldiers my entire life as every male on my dads side of the family as served myself included. If you’re ever working with the British Army’s 45 Commandos just yell “Babyface” and you’ll find me. One of my favourite things to read were scenes where Edea did all the mwahahaha-ing and Seifer made with the toadying. I have made it my mission in all my fics to make sure Seifer is referred to as a “brainwashed Sorceress’ cabana boy” at least once By the way, props to you for cutting Seifers hand off. When I wrote that fight I just had Seifers right shoulder dislocated and his face turned to a pound of mince. All in all, this fic was plain awesome and I feel immensely privileged to have read it. My game packed up a few months ago so I’ll have to go now. EBay here I come.
Corporal Ally Todd (couldn’t resist to a fellow soldier).
PS: You lot get M16’s while we’re stuck with the SA-80. That’s no fair.
| Unlisshed chapter 59 . 3/1/2011
Wow. That was just amazing.
As a long fan of Final Fantasy VIII, I can honestly say that this just captured everything that it is about.
I've never read a novelisation of FFVIII before, but if I read more in the future, this will be the one I compare others to.
All your characters were perfect, in particular Squall, Selphie and Zell. It was like they just jumped from the game and onto the computer screen.
I also loved how you added your own personal touches in the story without butchering it.
In particular, however, I loved how you handled the Squall Rinoa relationship. I was actually really surprised when I realised you were a guy! I mean, yeah there was lots of gory action (not that I mind that), but the romance was actually... well romantic. Great job.
I liked how you handled the GF's and the junctioning and so forth, though I am a little saddened that there was no Carbuncle...he's so cute! But yay, Bahamut and Griever!
Well, thank you for such a great read. It's definitely going on my favourites. Now I'm going onto the sequel. Should be good! :)
| SamJaz chapter 1 . 10/8/2010
I tried to do something like this for Persona 3, over a year ago, but towards the end it just became a huge awesome mess of crazy awesome with a passing resemblance to the original plot.
Oh, it was good. Very, very good, but I thoroughly violated the original game, so here's hoping you do a more 'to-the-book' version, or it ends up better than the game.
As it is, you describe far too much. It's nice, but you go into plenty of over the top detail, though I suppose it was the prologue and it IS an in-depth novelisation.
Let's see how the story is getting
| icecreamlova chapter 58 . 6/14/2010
That. Was. Amazing. I feel so insignificant playing with those characters after all the insight you've given them, with or without the game. Can't say anything else.
| Evilshroom chapter 24 . 2/18/2010
Ahahaha, okay, admittedly, I'm usually not one to leave reviews. Got dropped here from TV Tropes. Just had to say I caught your Revolver Ocelot reference, and it made me smile. Oh, and as an FF8 fan, this story makes me very happy.
| Anzer'ke chapter 27 . 1/29/2010
Brilliant stuff, though I must enquire if you knew that you can draw Carbuncle from the Iguions.
I. Love. Your. Work.
Peace out and Rock on,
P.S. In fact my only problem with it is I can find no music awesome enough to accompany it *sob*