Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Editionby Mikhail Mar 31, 2019 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition lets you use and take part in battles featuring your favorite Final Fantasy characters. Play as Noctis, Tidus, and Cloud Strife. You’ll fight in fast-paced 3v3 brawls in settings across different Final Fantasy worlds. Fill up your bravery gauge and start planning your attacks! Play Now Similar Games Played
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Have you ever wondered how the Final Fantasy universe would be if characters like Squall and Noctis teamed up to battle Garland and Sephiroth? How about Final Fantasy Tactics’ Ramza Beoulve fighting alongside X’s Yuna and Tidus? With Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, this fantasy can become a reality. The game has two versions: the free and the paid version. In this review, we will be looking at the former, which was just released on Steam and the PlayStation 4.
Dissidia NT is an ambitious crossover between different Final Fantasy titles. Here, you’ll participate in 3v3 brawling frenzies using characters across the franchise’s different games. However, since we’re only playing the free version, there are locked features like the story mode and of course, the full roster. Certain characters will only be available to you on a weekly rotation.
Though it’s a triple-A game based off one of the industry’s most iconic franchises, Dissidia NT suffers from a slew of problems both on the Steam and the PS4 version. Regardless though, if you’re a huge fan of the franchise, it might be something you’d want to get youur hands into. Before you decide though, let’s take a look at what it offers:
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT’s singleplayer version doesn’t have the story mode. Though the contents of the plot can easily be lost amidst the huge amount of jargon and lore the franchise has, Dissidia NT’s is a fight between the warriors of Cosmos (protagonists) and Chaos (antagonists). Here, they’re placed in an interdimensional world to fight in behalf of two gods. However, Shinryu, a draconic being, enters the fray and the two sides form a truce to stop him.
There’s not much lore to go in the free version, but yes, it’s important to know how in the world characters like Ramza have ended up being in the same team as Sephiroth.
In terms of gameplay. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is similar to that of the PSP game released more than a decade ago. You’ll select from a roster of Final Fantasy characters and participate in 3v3 brawls. In the free version, you’ll only have access to a limited cast of characters. The characters are divided into four distinct classes: power-based Vanguards, agility-based Assassins, range-based Marksmen, and unique trait-based Specialists. Regardless of the character/class you use, each character has two EX skills and one HP attack, as well as a number of Bravery attacks.
Compared to other brawlers, Dissidia NT’s takes a road-less-taken route. Instead of straightforwardly going at it, you’ll first have to bash enemies using bravery attacks and once you’ve built enough bravery, you can effectively use your character’s HP attack. Basically, even if you managed to land countless bravery strikes but fail to hit your HP attack, there’s a huge possibility you’ll still use. Apart from the two types of attacks, characters can also dodge, run up walls, and dash in the air. In addition, players can also summon one of seven Final Fantasy’s mythical beasts like Ifrit and Bahamut to aid their team in battle.
Unfortunately, Dissidia NT is rife with problems that put a damper on the experience. Long waiting and loading times on the multiplayer lobby feel like forever. On the PlayStation 4 version, it took more than 15 minutes to find a match. When I managed to get into the arena with other players though, the lag was horrendous. This might be due to the lack of online players or just terrible servers. Either way, having Sephiroth stab you with a longsword on the back feels like a better proposition. Oops.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT has a large community on both Steam and Reddit. The game also has its own fan-supported Wikia page which you’d want to visit and brush up on. Though the game has a sizable community, there are problems with finding matches online. Here’s to hoping that the developers fix the matchmaking issues.
Dissidia NT is a fantastic-looking game with graphical assets comparable to Final Fantasy XV. Despite the network problems it has, the game runs relatively smoothly. However, you can barely take the time to enjoy them since the screen is almost always full of explosions, bright lights, and other special effects. Sometimes, it’s hard to make sense of what’s going on. Thankfully though, the game is coupled with solid voice acting featuring big names in the industry like Johnny Yong Bosch and Yuri Lowenthal.
Overall, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a solid game but it provides a less than stellar experience due to its multitude of network and connectivity problems. Nevertheless, the free version is a must-play, whether you’re a long-time Final Fantasy fan or not. As long as you get through the network issues, you’ll be treated to a gaming experience comparable to other top-notch brawlers.