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.
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.
Conclusion: With the fame that each character in the Final Fantasy series possesses, Square Enix could’ve easily made a fighting game just as bad as Castlevania Judgment. Fortunately for gamers and Final Fantasy fans alike, Dissidia offers an engaging experience that’s both easy to pick up and tough to master. Like all Final Fantasy games, Dissidia takes some time and dedication to complete, but when it’s all said and done, it’s all definitely worth it. The coolest thing about...
Conclusion: Fanboys rest easy, what could have easily sputtered out the gate as a cash-in actually wound up being another one of the PSP's premier titles. The combat system, once you get the hang of it, is surprisingly deep and engaging, and it does well to support each characters inherent strengths and weaknesses. While I expected quite unexpectedly in its sheer enormity, the amount of unlockable content is absolutely astounding.
Excerpt: So far, save for a few cameos in new games (Balthier in the port of Final Fantasy Tactics, for example), the universes of the different Final Fantasy games have been pretty much self contained. That is, until Square-Enix decided to make Dissidia, a fighting game that pits characters from different games in the series one against one another other.
Excerpt: Dissidia PSP Wow… that Final Fantasy film was crazy, all those guys flying about sword fighting. Wish they could make a game like that with all the characters from the old and great of the Final Fantasy series and possibly a little window in the bottom right with a Chocobo in it… wait a minute, they have!
Pros: Original ‘anime fighting’ style of play., alot of inivitive side elements., alot of play packed into one UMD, intuitive control system
Cons: May be better suited to fans of the Final Fantasy series., Leveling up characters may become laborious., execution of moves can be frustrating sometimes