Summary: You know your game stinks when even the computer-generated characters’ faces are awash with shades of confusion and disinterest. Square’s attempt at servicing fans by pitting Final Fantasy’s greatest heroes and villains against one another only lasts as long as the action-packed introductory movie.
Excerpt: Review of Dissidia Final Fantasy for PSP Final Fantasy has been one of the most successful, longest running role playing series in the video game world. Each game in the series offers compelling storylines and engaging characters, drawing in an enormous following that grows with each new addition to...
Excerpt: Dissidia's battle system is much like Kingdom Hearts. Gone are the side view Active Time Battles that the Final Fantasy series is so famous for, battles are instead fought using an action RPG engine using 3D graphics.
Excerpt: "ZOMG Cloud versus Sephiroth!!!1" If that kind of fanboyism is threaded throughout your identity as a gamer, I really don't know why you're reading this -- you already own Dissidia: Final Fantasy .
Admirable mix of RPG and fighting creates complex game.
Common Sense Media
15 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game combines role-playing and combat elements to create a complex gaming experience. But there is a thorough tutorial to help newbies out. The violence is mostly magical with some sword play, and it is never bloody. Scantily clad female characters can be seen.
Excerpt: Let's say you're not a fan of Final Fantasy-I know, I know, seems crazy but roll with me here. This could be interesting. Let's say you're not a fan of Final Fantasy, have no idea what it has to offer and, oh my, it seems that you have a PSP and the newest release of Final Fantasy: Dissidia has been...
Excerpt: If there are two genres in gaming that could be considered polar opposites it would be fighting games and RPGs. In Final Fantasy Dissidia these two genres are mashed up into a slightly gourmet game made for the serious fighter …
Excerpt: There are few franchises that have cast a larger shadow over the history of console gaming than Final Fantasy, and the core series of role-playing games has been constantly tweaked and upgraded through the years to stay current.
Pros: – Great characterizations – Nice game board system between boss battles – Gorgeous music
Cons: – Never a compelling experience – Camera is a pain – Battles too often turn into a tedious ‘evade & chase’
Excerpt: Dissed and dismissed. All right, let’s rip the band-aid off this one quick: If you’re a fan of the Final Fantasy series, you’ve already bought yourself a copy of Dissidia , played through the story mode as Cloud, maybe toyed around with some of the other modes or characters, and then promptly put it...
Pros: OMG Cloud is soooo cooool, A few decent cut-scenes, Unbalanced combat, Lots of load screens, Strange combat map, Mostly a fan tchotchke, 'D' for Dissidia