Hey all. I'm playing through FF8 again, and I seem to be having some trouble. I'm pretty sure when I was 12 or so and I was first playing the game, I ended up cheating to be able to beat it. This time I don't even have the option, or maybe I would, since I'm mostly playing for the story. It feels like I'm at kind of a weird place in the game. I'm on Disk 2, just after the fight in Balamb with Raijin and Fujin. So far, I have literally just been spamming GFs, because it is clearly my most powerful way of fighting. My physical attacks are garbage, and spells aren't powerful enough to warrant using them up instead of just keeping them junctioned.
I've been able to beat the bosses so far obviously, but I literally can't defeat a single tonberry, let alone get the tonberry or odin summons. I also see no possible way for me to kill a cactuar, and it seems like these are all things people are doing at this stage in the game. I have spells junctioned to a few stats per character, so I don't think it's like I'm failing completely at developing my party.. I haven't done any weapons upgrades because I haven't even found the required items to do any along the way. I've tried to look into what I should do online, but it's all a little confusing and there's so much information to sift through. I guess I could just go on spamming GFs along the main story as long as it's working.. but I kind of want to get tonberry, etc. Any suggestions are appreciated.