I’ve been a fan of the Dissidia series ever since it came out on PSP back in 2008. The first game features the heroes and villains of the first 10 installments of the Final Fantasy series. While its prequel, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, was released on 2011. The plot of the series is centered on the conflict between Cosmos, the Goddess of Harmony, and Chaos, the God of Discord, who have summoned warriors from different worlds to fight on their behalf.
However, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is different from its predecessors since it was originally released in an arcade version but was adapted to the PS4 version.
The game is a 3-on-3 fighting game and features new godly beings, Materia, the Goddess of Protection, and Spiritus, the God of Destruction. Unlike the previous Dissidia games, NT has an Online and Offline Mode. The Online Mode enables you to team up with various players while you team up and fight AIs in Offline Mode.
The biggest disappointment I have in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is the Story Mode. It’s so different from the last two games where you select a character and fight battles in real time to unlock the whole story of the selected character. In this game, you have to grind your way in six battles in Gauntlet Mode offline to collect Memoria in order to unlock and view cutscenes in this game’s version of Story Mode.
However, while it lacks in story, it certainly made up for in fan service. With an expanded roster of 28 characters (and still counting for the paid, upcoming DLCs) that includes characters from Final Fantasy XIV, XV, Tactics, and Type-0, and are categorized into Assassin, Vanguard, Marksman, and Specialist. As a fan of Final Fantasy, I can finally set up my dream team from various Final Fantasy series and even experiment a little in forming my team.
Overall, fans of the Dissidia series shouldn’t expect much from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT because the game is so different from the previous games but it still fun to fight it out in familiar sceneries taken from different Final Fantasy games.