The gameplay for each character is relatively unique and the game itself is extremely fun.
The only design that could use some improvement is the movement which makes the game fairly old after a few run throughs. The movements are essentially limited to running toward or away from your enemy which doesn't work so well with some of the stage designs.
Still overall an excellent game and a must-try. Given how cheap it is to buy, it would probably even be worth it to buy.
This game was the reason I bought my PSP. At first I loved it being a hardcore Final Fantasy fan I was almost drooling over all of the awesome characters I could play as. However that got sour once I beat around two character's story modes. The game gets very repetitive very quickly. Ok here is the breakdown.
Visual: I give the visuals a 9/10. I have not played many PSP games but I must say this is game is very visually appealing as far as a handheld game goes. However in mid battle less than favorable (BAD) camera angles can get annoying and while in the fast paced fighting Dissidia has you won't have much time at all to change the camera around so you can see.
Sound: I may only be 15 but the soundtrack for this made me feel nostalgic in a way. As always with Nobuo Uematsu you can't go wrong with his compositions. This game featured some of the best tracks from all the Final Fantasy games and the older ones got a newer finish to them. Flawless sound.
Gameplay: This is where the true flaws in this game come out to play. The battle system is quite fluid and the controls are quite easy to understand. However the game will get incredibly repetitive incredibly fast. Not to mention the lack of a Wi-Fi multiplayer option without a PS3 is not appealing to me at all. This game really didn't make use of the PSP's built in Wi-Fi. Annoying AI battles will ensue when you find that the CPU characters end up doing things your character is not allowed to do. 6/10
Final Thoughts: All in all Dissidia Final Fantasy is a decent game and if you are a Final Fantasy fan I recommend it as it can be quite fun and addictive despite its' flaws. However if you are just looking for a fighting game this is not the game for you. For a fighting game I would recommend waiting for Soul Calibur Broken Destiny to come out for the PSP as that is more your classic definition of a fighting game. The Final Score: 8/10 (and yes this is correct I averaged it out myself)