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Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)

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Description

Unlike most Final Fantasy games, Dissidia is more of a fighting game rather than a classic role playing game. It still keeps the complex story, character level-up and customization though. The game features main characters from the other Final Fantasy titles, two from each title (the protagonist and the antagonist). The plot revolves around the battle of the two gods, Cosmos and Chaos. The protagonists will form teams in order to fight through Chaos' armies and find their crystals which will later be used to destroy Chaos. Each character has his own campaign to go through at the end of which a crystal will be collected.

The game also features a single fight and an arcade mode where the player will be able to choose his fighter and the opponent (opponents are automatically chosen by the game if playing in arcade mode though). All of the character's experience and skills received through the campaign are saved for the other game modes (and vice-versa, for example: if Cloud had a level equal to 12 when completing the campaign, he will also appear to have the same level when viewing him in the character roster in Arcade or Quick Battle mode).

Another feature is that the items you find during the campaign belong to you, the player. That means you can move items from a character to another. The game also features extra content such as villains, costumes etc. which can be unlocked by using PP. You get such points from each fight and completed campaign.

Screenshots

Dissidia: Final Fantasy PSP Viewing character info in the museum.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy PSP Start menu.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy PSP It's really easy to battle in mid-air. You also have a double jump option! Also, most HP attacks will negate gravity so you can use them in order to keep yourself flying. :)
Dissidia: Final Fantasy PSP Let's not forget the Victory Stance! Accompaniated by the classic Victory Fanfare :P

Alternate Titles

  • "디시디아 파이널 판타지" -- Korean spelling

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The Press Says

Game Shark Aug 19, 2009 A- 91
SOS Gamers Sep 21, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Game Observer Sep 08, 2009 89 out of 100 89
The A.V. Club Aug 31, 2009 B+ 83
Cheat Code Central Aug, 2009 4.1 out of 5 82
RPGamer Aug 23, 2009 4 out of 5 80
Thunderbolt Games Sep 17, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Good Game Sep 07, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Games Radar Aug 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Destructoid Sep 02, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Dissidia: Final Fantasy appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Characters

Although it may look like the game only features characters from Final Fantasy I up to X, there are two secret Final Fantasy XI Online characters who can be unlocked: Shantotto and Gabranth.

Awards

  • 1UP
    • 2009 - Best PSP Games (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PSP Games (Readers' Choice)
  • IGN
    • 2009 - PSP Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best PSP Action Game
    • 2009 - Best PSP Multiplayer Game
    • 2009 - PSP Award for Excellence in Sound
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Alex M. (1020) added Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP) on Aug 22, 2009