5. When Gardens Attack

Game: Final Fantasy VIII (1999)

Don't we all wish high school rivalry culminated with schools transforming into Voltron-like beasts and taking to the sky for battle? That's so much cooler than stealing a lame mascot. That's also exactly what happens to your alma mater in Final Fantasy VIII, in one of the most beautiful cut-scenes of the era. You see, back in the days of the PS1, Square were the kings of pre-rendered video. There was no greater showcase of this than FF8. The smooth sci-fi aesthetic of the title really loaned itself to some amazing visuals and the garden brawl really stood out. You hear that? That's the sound of millions of pre-millennial jaws dropping to the floor.

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