Decided to go ahead and beat the game.
I went into the final encounter completely half-cocked and uneducated and got punished pretty severely for it. Luckily, horrible handicaps aside, I was able to pull out a win despite being short one party member, not having access to limit breaks, missing half of my magics, only having the Magic command on one character, and effectively having Squall’s weapon broken. Yay?
Full thoughts in the review!