posted by drdynamo (APACHE JUNCTION, AZ) Sep 21, 2009
Member since Apr 2006
gamers (38%) found this review helpful
This game did not live up to the hype. In fact I wouldn't even consider it an RPG, and I think most hard core RPG fans won't like it that much either. The battle system is complicated and repetitive, having to fight several quick battles to level up and the story line leaves something to be desired. All in all it looks like square just jammed as much into the game as they could to market it, but it just fell short for me. I even bought the strategy guide to figure it all out but after a couple of weeks I'd had enough. If you like action games and have all day to devote to playing this game maybe you'll like it, however an awesome RPG it is not.
gamers (36%) found this review helpful
Good, game, not a lot really going on here.
I doubt thiis game would have any attention if not for the FF skinned players.
Pros: Top Notch Cut scenes (above par for PSP - it is Square Enix after all). high level of model detail. Fast arena fights, easy to master combat system. Tons of customizations.
Cons: fights are monotonous, repetitive and almost boring.
Arena Maps look as though someone spent 5 minutes on the concept and 15 minutes building them. Physics are iffy, like starting to slash your sword in mid air (not hitting anything) and you float there for a second, almost as if the gravity is absent. Some of the ingame movement systems, like riding a light beam rail, have a bit of choppy control - for instance in battle, one second you will be traveling in one direction, but the locked on camera system can reverse your direction if your enemy moves to the other side of the light beam.
The object of slashing your opponent many times inflicting almost no damage at all, in order to build up strength to slash (with the same weapon equiped) with your HP attack to finally give damage is a big game kill. (unless you like pressing buttons over and over that essentially are doing nothing). No adventure maps, just a hokey Chess board style movement system.
In closing; i was actually looking forward to playing this title, but the substance wasn't great enough to keep me playing more than the few hours that i lent to this game. Repetitive game play, endless button tapping, no adventure, lack luster map design, and absent minded physics all had me ask myself
'would this game make it if it were not associated with a large franchise like Final Fantasy?' 'No'
after playing this, I probably wouldnt purchase it.
I rated this a 6, lower if it wasnt for the beautiful cut scenes.
gamers (36%) found this review helpful
YA know I have been insulted by many a game but this game really hit my peeved off button and mashed it for the full three hours of play I could take. You start off the game going through a lame tutorial just to have to go through another tutorial after that. The move list is far to simple for the characters Final Fantasy gamers love. The characters are limited to the square and circle buttons combined with back forward standing still or using the R button for moves which comes together at a whopping 6 or 7 moves for each character. The control is clunky and the play is amazingly horrid. The only Kudo's I give Final Fantasy Dissida is the fact that they made it look beautiful but I dont want to rate it past a 1 because everything else was horrendeous. The voice actors are somewhat impressive till you reach the onion knight zidane and the fact that every one of the heroes has a whiney emo kid voice. The absolute worst thing about this game though is they made some (Insert adult word here) storyline with dumb "Gods" fighting and summoning the character's to fight. WHY? I mean couldnt a god of distruction just BLOW THEM ALL TO (Insert adult word here) AND BACK? Yeah that makes me so peeved its just not even funny. So overall 1!!!!! because I cant give a (Insert adult word here) 0 to a game the Creators should be shot for just because they are wasting precious time with it and not REMAKING FINAL FANTASY 7. Possibly this is because Squenix has developed a fear of money success and quality games.