I want to give a warning while making this review I am only on chapter 11 and have not played the first game, not all the information may be accurate.
Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy, is a fun addicting game brought to us by the #1 RPG makers of all time Square Enix. This game stars Lightning, Vaan, Yuna and many other familiar FF faces along the way.
Story: The game's adventure is pretty good, and being a huge fan of FF10 I personally enjoyed Yuna's parts. The story is about the fight between Chaos and Cosmos, now Cosmos has summoned the worlds greatest fighters to battle as her army. You first play as Lightning from FF13 these first 2 chapters get you started on knowing the story and what the heck's going on. Overall from what I've played the story is fun and gripping.
Gameplay: Here's where the flaw comes in but I'll get to that last. The gameplay is fun, fast-paced and smooth. You first start off by attacking the opponents BP (Bravery Points) now BP is your attack power, the more you have the more damage you do. Once you think you have enough BP start attacking there HP (Health Points), Once you deliver the final blow you win! Around the stage you can find EX cores lying around when you fill the EX bar you can enter EX mode when you're in EX mode you can preform a HP attack to preform your signature move! Alright now with the problem, somewhere around chapter 6-10 I think you run into this guy Kefka, now Kefka is a clown. To me he is known for these attacks, Havoc Wing and this spell where he launched this Ice block at you. Now most of time when you even try to attack him he will most likely steal your bravery with that ice block when the ice block hits you it breaks into three and hits you again. Once he gets enough bravery he will attack you with Havoc wing. If you even try to run back and think he'll attack you with this lightning attack that gives him enough time to get back up close to you, he also likes to dodge your attacks.....alot.
This game is awesome, although the story could be tied in better. Each of the character's stories are very well written, however could have gone deeper than they do.
I give this game a 7 out of 10, for the action and the characters I give this game a 7.5 out of 10 for the overall stories and progression
Good game if you are a Final Fantasy Fanatic or a simple Fan, although you might get angry at the time it takes to level up. Firion and Cloud are back, but the new characters are better than the rest of the characters in my opinion. Prove me wrong if you'd like.
Once again, Square Enix has graced us with another installment of the Final Fantasy: Dissidia series. In Duodecim, everything is pretty much the same as it was in the last game. There are some minor differences such as actually having a severely limited 3D exploration and of course, more characters.
The game forces you to play the stories of the new characters before you can do anything else in the game, which is pretty frustrating. The gameplay is still as horrible as it ever was, and an NPC could still dodge your attacks for hours on end if they really wanted to.
If you are a die-hard Final Fantasy Fan, your fan... er, organism might just fangasm over seeing some of your favorite characters in 3D. but simply, as a game; Dissidia features some of the worst gameplay I have ever seen. There is no limit on your dodge, you can block as much as you want, your characters will never become fatigued from jumping up and down like a kid on placebos.
There is no vulnerability or vantage point to exploit, it's just out maneuver the enemy and hope they don't just want to dodge all of your attacks.
Even still the music and visuals are pretty good, but it just can't justify how unappealing the game is - particularly for players who don't like long and pointlessly drawn out cat and mouse games.