Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
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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.
The all-star fighter returns via the arcade for a deep, characterful game that struggles to endear itself to fans and newcomers alike.
The Final Fantasy crossover gimmick almost feels like a distraction in what remains a uniquely innovative, but also frustratingly flawed, fighting game.
This succeeds as a collection of fun Final Fantasy characters, music, and moments. However, the core multiplayer experience is severely lacking in every respect
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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