Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 74 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

19%

Critics Recommend

Based on 74 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Feb 2, 2018

The all-star fighter returns via the arcade for a deep, characterful game that struggles to endear itself to fans and newcomers alike.

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God is a Geek
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 2, 2018

The thing is, what Dissidia NT does do well is hamstring itself from actually being good.

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gameranx
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 4, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a fan-service heavy brawler that's both exciting and rewarding to play.

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Paste Magazine
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 8, 2018

As a person who enjoys the stories and characters of the Final Fantasy franchise, I'm immediately more likely to be invested in Dissidia NT and what it's offering me. However, that's not enough; I need to love these characters and this complicated and opaque game type, and truly enjoying the heart of it isn't really possible for me.

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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 6, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is the very definition of a mixed, middling experience, though when its combat shines it produces real magic with enormous potential.

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Jan 31, 2018

This is, genuinely, the first time I've ever been hooked on an online-orientated competitive game.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2018

Bustling and fun, it has quickly become every Final Fantasy'a fan (and new aquaintances) forbidden dream. Dissidia Final Fantasy it's waht we can call fanservice at its best.

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VGProfessional
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2018

If you are a fan the Final Fantasy saga and fighting games, then Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is definitely for you. Sadly we can't recommend this game just one style of gamer, as the deep strategic RPG mechanics and 3v3 fighting format is not for everyone, but it's still a gameplay that is richer and deeper than it seems.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 4, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is an amalgam of both positive and negative design choices, but overall it's an excellent combination of interesting fights, varied characters, and entertaining fan service.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 3, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT does offer the ultimate fanservice, but it is held back by the lack of single player content and a poorly designed story mode. The combat system is fun although flawed in design due to the chaotic nature of battles.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 16, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a fun but confused arcade fighter. While the core gameplay is fantastic and breadth of content is commendable, the stilted story mode and unpolished AI hurt what could be a truly great game.

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TrustedReviews
Feb 1, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a Final Fantasy fan's dream, with oodles of playable characters presented across a truly beautiful variety of stages.

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Rice Digital
Feb 1, 2018

Fans should pick this one up, and those looking for something a little different in the fighting scene might be pleasantly surprised by Dissidia Final Fantasy NT's mechanics.

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GameSpew
80%
80%
Feb 5, 2018

Dissidia NT successfully builds upon what came before to make its resurfacing as a competitive focused fighter a deeply satisfying one.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Feb 5, 2018

For what it is, instead of what it was, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is an enjoyable team-based brawler for those interested in a seamless online experience and fanservice with your favorite Final Fantasy characters.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2018

Dissidia is Final Fantasy through and through, from epic battles to incredible music to deep and obscure mechanics that most players won't fully understand until they are hours into the game.

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PSX Brasil
75 / 100
75 / 100
Feb 4, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a game with positive and negative points. It has a confusing gameplay in the beginning (even with its tutorial), but with dedication it becomes addictive. On the other hand, because of the three-character mechanics and if you do not have friends to play with you, it can end up being frustrating. Offline mode lacks content as well: there is an Arcade mode with a few variations and a story mode that is only advanced by playing the other modes. Finally, online mode may present lag in certain matches. In the end, like I said before, the game is very addictive: you'll want to keep playing, even if you win or lose.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2018

A great homage to Final Fantasy series that may not be the best fighting game, but as it is, is an interesting and different take on the genre.

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VideoTime
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is the third installment of the popular fight spin-off that puts the most popular heroes and villains in the Final Fantasy saga on the battlefield.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is an arena-brawler with a beautiful roster, a confused gameplay, and lacks of a 1vs1 mode. Well-balanced, linked to eSports, has some elements that could be adapted to the casual player or the Final Fantasy fan, to make itself more complete.

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Respawning
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2018

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT is an awesome new entry into the franchise and is also set to be a crossover with the newly announced DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA. The combat is fast and chaotic with 3 vs 3 action pitting 28 characters from across the realm of FINAL FANTASY. There is a lot on offer for fans new and old to the series with a lot of nostalgia mixed in – being able to fight in the fields overlooking Cornelia is awe inspiring.

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LevelUp
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2018

Dissidia NT for PS4 is a game that loses itself in its attempt to be different. It is full of fan service and this aspect is very well done, but gameplay wise the game tends to be chaotic, disorganized and confusing. At times, when everything works out, Dissidia NT can be a really great experience, and those times show you the potential this game had if it didn't try to be so crazy and unique.

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Just Push Start
3.75 / 5.0
3.75 / 5.0
Feb 1, 2018

Despite the negativity, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a beautiful game. Characters look great, the animations are fantastic and the worlds are stunning to look at. The same holds true for music, something Final Fantasy is known for, making every battle feel all the more epic. It's a shame the gameplay is so simple with few modes to play with, but if you're a massive fan of the franchise or just want a fun party fighter to play, it's a solid choice. Other than that, it's a good game, just not a great one.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2018

There's no doubt in my mind that most Final Fantasy fans will appreciate the attention to detail in regards to every character, map, costume, and weapon. I believe that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT has the potential to grow its audience if the developers evolve the game based on community feedback. Right now I think it's a bit bare bones compared to other fighters on the market, but if you're looking for a new, quirky competitive fighter to get into, you may enjoy Dissidia Final Fantasy NT a lot more than you expect.

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Atomix
75 / 100
75 / 100
Feb 5, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT its a really chaotic and entertaining combat game. Albeit it has notorious flaws like reduced and limited game modes, fluctuating online performance and kinda broken gameplay physics and mechanics, its a game that will fascinate all those players that give ot a chance and, specially those who are fans of the Final Fantasy series.

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CFG Games
3.7 / 5.0
3.7 / 5.0
Jan 26, 2018

Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT feels limited since you'll have the most fun playing online. However, there's still plenty to unlock that,

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Cerealkillerz
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT offers one of the biggest packages of characters and fanservice in the series but manages to steer that in the wrong direction with a questionable progression system and a overloaded UI mixed with a unexciting gameplay and leaves the game only recommendable for hardcore Final Fantasy Fans.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2018

Dissidia NT is fun to play, but it could use a few tweaks that could easily come as low-effort updates along with its existing premium DLC. More modes, some UI tweaks, and combat flow upgrades would go a long way.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 4, 2018

Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT is a unique team-based fighting game based on a popular series with cute characters and beautiful music that lacks an interesting story and play modes, including playing with a friend on the same screen.

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SECTOR.sk
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2018

This squad-based brawler with 3 vs 3 arena is good choice for fans of FF. But do not expect too much.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 2, 2018

The Final Fantasy crossover gimmick almost feels like a distraction in what remains a uniquely innovative, but also frustratingly flawed, fighting game.

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GameCrate
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will appeal to longtime fans of the Final Fantasy series, but anyone looking for something more will be disappointed. Its bad user interface makes its good gameplay too hard to enjoy. Though it could have been more, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT ended up being nothing more than a fan-service franchise fighter, like all the rest.

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Press Start
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 1, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT does its best to appeal to a more competitive audience, but in the process, has forgotten what drew fans to it in the first place. Despite this, with a strong roster and chaotic yet engaging combat, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT feels like a genuine love letter to Final Fantasy fans. It's just a shame that poor online performance and a story mode that's sure to be divisive ultimately bring it down.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 3, 2018

An attractive offering to fans of Final Fantasy that bring in its characters, worlds and music, with an intricate yet fussy battle system that might no be to everyone's taste, and a meagre single player content that isn't rewarding enough.

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The Games Machine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2018

The combat system of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is the natural evolution of what we played on PSP: exhilarating, impressive to see and fun to play, and it reminds us of how good is Team Ninja in developing action games. All we miss out on is everything else: few interesting game modes, cosmetic-only customisation options, and a truly messy online framework. Our honest advice? Wait and see how things will evolve in the near future.

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Hobby Consolas
70 / 100
70 / 100
Feb 1, 2018

Dissidia mixes the charm of a series as beloved as Final Fantasy with a battle system that's equal parts fun and different from anything we're used to see in fighting games, but lacks in variety and modes. If you love Final Fantasy, then you'll probably love Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.

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Game Volt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2018

If you are a fan of the series or fan of casual fighting games where you do not need to learn many complex combos you will actually love this game, and to be honest this is a game I think I will continue to play for a long time to come

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

The third entry in the Dissidia franchise is a good one and fans of the franchise shouldn't miss out on this entry. With a massive roster of characters and entertaining combat, the core Dissidia mechanics are safe and sound. It's just a shame that this entry feels so bare bones, not only with its lack of game modes but in its story execution.

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EGM
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT finally brings Square Enix's handheld “what if” franchise to the big screen, and the results are pretty fantastic for those who love chaotic, high-energy combat scenarios. Unfortunately, the game can be challenging to get the hang of due to a range of factors including class differences and controls, and there's not much to do for those who prefer their gaming sessions solo. Still, for players who do click with this third Dissidia chapter, it's a heck of an experience.

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Digiato
70 / 100
Digiato
Arash Parsapour

Top Critic

70 / 100
Apr 12, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a beautiful dream for any FF fan out there and a new experience for fighting games lovers which of course has so many flaws but could be a worthwhile experience nonetheless.

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NEOsite
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a disappointment for a fan of the series, taking away great RPG mode and replacing it with chaotic 3v3 battles. It's still playable, but not without some kind of regret. New players will appreciate good battle system, if only they can manage the chaos.

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Fandom
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Feb 7, 2018

Dissidia is undeniably attractive and enjoyable to play. However, the steep learning curve and amount of time needed to master makes it a fighter that’s not for the faint of heart.

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Optional Extra
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2018
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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

Every time I got into a match in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT I was honestly enjoying myself. It's just a shame that every single element around the combat is a total mess.

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IGN
6.9 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

6.9 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT tries to spin too many plates at once. As a team-based arena combat game, it creates some interesting battles but comes up short against the depth and accessibility of something like Overwatch. As a fighting game, it fails to find a balance between the challenging execution of a Street Fighter and the pick-up-and-play chaos of a Super Smash Bros. And as Final Fantasy fan service, it ticks some boxes but has some glaring omissions in its lineup and surrounding features. Even those who consider themselves Final Fantasy completionists aren't going to have enough story content to keep them playing for long. That's frustrating, because when its various parts all come together in harmony it is a fun, unique team fighting game.

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IGN Middle East
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2018

No doubt if you are a fan of the Final Fantasy series you will be thrilled when you experience this game, it is a good fighting game and Team Ninja Studio has done a good job of developing the game's gameplay, but in contrast the presentation mode of story may be the worst I have seen with a slightly complicated user interface may quickly tire you of it, unless you are obsessed with the Final Fantasy world.

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Video Chums
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2018

With a lack of modes and repetitive and unvaried gameplay, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a disappointing long-awaited follow-up to a decent duology of portable fighters.

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MMOGames
6.6 / 10.0
MMOGames

Top Critic

6.6 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a port of a brilliant arcade game mired down by its lack of content and modern expectations of what console fighting games should and should not have. I love the fight… I just hate what came with it.

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GBAtemp
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2018

Dissidia NT carries over a lot from its arcade original, perhaps a little too much. It's clear that the developers put a lot of love and care into the product, but it didn't quite hit the spot for me. Dissidia NT fell a little short from achieving excellence, but nevertheless it's definitely a good game. Should you buy it? Yes, you should give it a try, although perhaps not at full retail price - it'll take more content to justify that. Seeing that the Season Pass promises to nearly double the roster, I can sense a Definitive Edition on the horizon, and that's the one I'd be aiming at.

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Geek Culture Podcast
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2018

Those coming from the original Dissidia Final Fantasy games on PSP are certainly going to be surprised by what ends up being a very different kind of game. The move to 3-on-3 battles isn’t a bad thing, but the overall lack of features and almost too involved combat may make you want to stay away from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT for now.

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Worth Playing
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

Final Fantasy Dissidia NT is a tough game to like. It's a bare-bones arcade port with a scant new roster, convoluted mechanics, and a story mode that leaves much to be desired. If you're willing to push past all of that, there's a lot of fun beneath the awkward exterior. Players have to be enough of a Final Fantasy fan to persevere and enough of a fighting game fan to feel comfortable with the mechanics. There's something here for fans of the franchise who are willing to put in the effort, but as a single-player game, it pales in comparison to its predecessors.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

Compared to the great fighting games we've seen as of late, Dissidia NT feels a bit slow and slightly dated. It's still a solid fighter and lovers of Final Fantasy games over the years will appreciate its dream roster and beautiful character designs. That being said, its brand of technical combat won't be for everybody and its luster is also outshone by several excellent rivals in the suddenly competitive fighting game space.

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GamePro
62 / 100
62 / 100
Feb 5, 2018

In small doses entertaining as fast fan service frenzy with confusing on-screen displays, which lacks in scope and variety.

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WellPlayed
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a competent arcade port but misses the mark as a full-fledged home console fighting experience thanks to a stark lack of ways to play

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GameSkinny
Feb 1, 2018

3v3 brawler fans might get some use out of it, and of course series fanatics will want to try it, but otherwise, this is very much a "rent before you buy" scenario.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 8, 2018

For any Final Fantasy fan, Dissidia NT has plenty to offer, with an array of the series' best loved characters, and plenty of chaotic combat to pit them in. Unfortunately the lack of definition to those encounters, messy UI, convoluted single player progression, and a barebones selection of modes saps a good chunk of the fun away.

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Game Revolution
Feb 8, 2018

I had fun with it, but I wasn't blown away by it, and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is an excellent example of why nostalgia is never a substitute for proper gameplay.

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 5, 2018

As the successor to the PSP hits, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT does a lot of things right but gets a lot wrong.

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Game Informer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2018

This succeeds as a collection of fun Final Fantasy characters, music, and moments. However, the core multiplayer experience is severely lacking in every respect

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RPG Site
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 9, 2018

Discarding its RPG systems along the way, NT proves to be a formidable fighting game though some of its crucial pillars make it crumble a bit.

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Easy Allies
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2018
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RPG Fan
60%
60%
Feb 20, 2018

With a little bit more polish, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT could be great, but as it is now it's a huge disappointment.

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Gamer Escape
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 18, 2018

The amount of things to unlock certainly gives the game a vast amount of replay value, especially for players that like to collect things. However, the incredibly poor online component means that you’ll be unlocking those items through frustratingly slow online matches, or by only grinding offline battles.

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Wccftech
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT should be a celebration of the series as a whole and instead makes the franchise feel washed up. Character interactions are nice and graphics are definitely pretty, but mechanically the game feels behinds its competition and far more frustrating. Only recommended for the most hardcore of Final Fantasy fans, but even then, no local multiplayer? What's the point?

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GameSpace
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2019

Overall, the game has been out since 2015 where it started on PlayStation 4, and now it is on Steam. It feels like it could be a great game if it didn't have so many issues and miscues for me.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Az Elias

Top Critic

6 / 10
Mar 7, 2018

When everything comes together, when there is no lag, and when a team works in unison to annihilate their opponents, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is at its greatest. Unfortunately, the netcode is too unreliable, and the distinct lack of modes for offline play just isn't good enough for a game that had plenty of time before it made the transition from arcade to console. There is scope to expand this into something much more, but whether the budget and will is there remains to be seen. For one of the most original fighting games on the market, though, this is well worth dedicating some time to if you're a Final Fantasy fan.

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ZTGD
6 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2018

There are a lot of fighting games currently in gamers' minds, and Dissidia does little to steal any of that mindshare.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 5, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is not up to the task. We all wished it was better than that. It simply does not work as a 3v3 team-based fighting game. The only thing it does well is the fan service, and it does it very well.

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GameSpace
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

If you enjoy the Final Fantasy series and are looking for a team-based brawler for some competitive play or just want to kick back with some decently intelligent AI team mates, DISSIDIA Final Fantasy is worth checking out after the $60 USD price drops a bit. Even if you aren’t big into fighting games, there isn’t a steep learning curve to it and there is something satisfying about building your best Final Fantasy draft and letting them rumble in glorious combat.

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CGMagazine
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is an affront to the Final Fantasy legacy whose superficial beauty fails to obfuscate its complete lack of substance.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 12, 2018

Final Fantasy fans will likely be enamoured with the array of classic locales to battle in, re-imagined songs from previous games, and the impressive roster of fighters on offer here, but it's all downhill after that. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a disappointing fighting game that crumples under the weight of poor design choices and crippling technical issues, leaving little reason to recommend it to anyone other than fervent supporters of the brand.

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We Got This Covered
Feb 6, 2018

In Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, the characters of Final Fantasy are once again brought together in the ultimate fight between good and evil, but an overly complicated play scheme and other decisions make for a game that you fight against, not a fighting game.

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GameSpot
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 6, 2018

Square-Enix and Team Ninja have brought its popular arcade-fighter Dissidia Final Fantasy to the home platform, but it unfortunately isn't able to live up to the series it seeks to celebrate.

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GamingBolt
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2018

In an era of standout fighting games, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT's lack of content and character customization and mediocre gameplay mark a step down from previous games in the series and an unacceptable lack of effort from Square Enix. Fans of Dissidia should stick with the PSP games. They're better.

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