DISSIDIA: FINAL FANTASY NT
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The Dissidia games on PSP were among the best of Final Fantasy’s mixed bag of spin-offs. This one-on-one fighter brought all of the RPGs’ main heroes and villains together for a series of brawls, with an RPG-like story element linking them. Now this cult curio returns on PS4 in a far shinier form.
Dissidia is a melee fighting game with a difference. Players have two health meters – a bravery bar and a HP bar. The first part of the fight is spent trying to bring the former down to zero, while the second part is spent trying to eliminate the latter. The bravery bar will then recharge after a short time, meaning you have to get that HP bar down quickly to finish the fight. It means Dissidia has an odd pace compared to the Street Fighters of this world.
In this gorgeous PS4 revival, based on a Japanese arcade release, all of that remains the same. The difference is, it’s now a 3v3 fighting game, with a heavy online element. The scraps are very hectic, not helped by the busiest HUD seen in gaming since the ’90s, and it’s hard to see Dissidia catching fire with mainstream gamers like superhero-packed Injustice 2 or Street Fighter V, which is backed by years of popularity. As Final Fantasy fan service goes, though, it’s basically off its head on materia.
“DISSIDIA IS A MELEE FIGHTING GAME WITH A DIFFERENCE.”
The PSP games played somewhere between a standard fighting game and Kingdom Hearts.
Above Dissidia on PS4 is 3v3 to replicate the feeling of having a party in a Final Fantasy game.