The screenshots I've seen of that look beautiful, have you installed and played some of it yet? I'm wondering is it just the in game models which got tidied up or have the FMV's gotten some love as well.
I haven't played it yet - I generally keep to one "console", one "handheld" and a couple bite sized games at a time. VIII is a title I'd play handheld, but I'm focused on Fire Emblem right now. But, it's not going to go on sale for a while and I'm a sucker for Final Fantasy, so I caved. FWIW, the "console" game I am working on is the final missions in Starlink, before moving onto Astral Chain this weekend. The bite sized games are Donkey Kong (1994; GB) and Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA), that I seriously can't believe I missed when I was younger, as well as Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (again, FF sucker) that is definitely inferior to the later Curtain Call updated release.