Okay, a few things to go over:
FFVIII isn't a plague to the series because it was the best one, in my opinion. I just don't see why you complain about VIII when there are worse Final Fantasy games like VII and X-2 (VII sucks because it made a fanbase with a population to rival China's... And X-2 sucks because it's girly and plain retarded). Also, where the f**k were Irvine, Quistis and Selphie? Were they on holiday or something? I don't count Seifer because he's gay.
And the humour was just weird. It was funny but not the "lol" funny. Why'd everyone sound ghetto? And why'd Sephiroth jump in at the last moment? To appeal to the thousands of FFVII fanboys out there, probably. So any fanboys who obsess over Sephiroth, just watch the movie, stain your pants and give the guy a 5... It's all I gotta say.
Otherwise I liked the FF8 sprites. But it's just the wrong game to diss. If you dissed X-2 or VII and made the jokes better, then you'd get at least a 6 or higher. Just be careful what games you choose to diss. Good luck with the sequel.