See, I enjoyed it because it was a bit different from the typical story of them. 7 was good, I'll give it that, but 8 felt a bit more "real" to me in a way. Don't ask why, because I'm not even sure myself. I enjoyed the characters more, and just the story in general. Sephiroth just dicked me off.
I thought that a lot of the character development was pretty good for its time, the music was great, and the graphics were dropdead gorgeous.
Just.. the last few hours of the game were something I don't want to remember.
And god the ending made absolutely no sense.