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 the franchise.
Summary: Dissidia: Final Fantasy works because when any one piece starts to get old or doesn’t hold up, the rest of the package is there to keep the experience a good one. The plot isn’t all that great, but the sheer amount of story content and modes to play around with are superb. The combat is a little shallow, but the customization is top notch. There are very few games as rewarding as this out there on the market, let alone for the PSP.
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 . If you couldn't care less about matching blitzball champion Tidus against his father Jecht or Esper-human hybrid Terra Branford against terrorist clown Kefka Palazzo, you're not going to give two hoots about Dissidia . This review is for those of you who are on the fence.
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. And light cussing is part of the dialogue.The message is positive, going beyond the usual save-the-world pablum.
Excerpt: Fan service? Absolutely. Fun? Unquestionably. Dissidia is a Final Fantasy fan's dream come true, the kind of crossover that's sure to make franchise aficionados giddy. Yet it's far more than just a love letter to series fanatics. Dissidia: Final Fantasy is an exuberant and addictive game in which showy one-on-one fighting and role-playing mingle so effortlessly that it's hard to pull yourself away.
Pros: The fighting is flashy and exciting, Constant stream of unlockable rewards, Tons of modes and features, Fantastic visuals
Cons: Disappointing story, The camera can get troublesome
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 given to you. What do you write about? Well, it might go something like this: I hate Final Fantasy.
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 down for something else. If you don’t feel the compulsive need to buy anything and everything with a Chocobo in it , you may want to sit this one out.
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
Summary: Dissidia: Final Fantasy manages to marry at least two completely disparate genres into one of the best games of the year. Not only is it exciting and full of fast-paced action, but it's also deep and full of replay value. I could gush about Dissidia all day long, but I would rather spend my time leveling up my character! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.