TSA’s Top 100 of 2011 – #100 Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy

Keeping with Square Enix’s penchant for giving their games unpronounceable and thoroughly off-putting titles, the sequel to Final Fantasy’s original fighting mash-up on the PSP sounds like something you’d find in your digestive tract. Or, indeed, your actual small intestine.

Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy, or Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy for those of a somewhat queasy disposition, is a traditional follow-up in the purest sense. It takes the original concept – in this case pitting the wider cast of the Final Fantasy games against each other in a fight to the (probably not) death – and adds in new characters, new abilities and a bucket of other randomness Japanese kids would undoubtedly eat strange things on a game-show for.

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The biggest additions are Lightning, protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII, and Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII. You know, the one Cloud hooked up with that didn’t die. Sorry, his “childhood friend.” Yeah. Sure. How the hell she wasn’t in the first game, we have no idea.  Tifa will be voiced, yet again, by Ms. Rachel Leigh Cook in the English version.

The fact that a Dissidia game has made our list at all is a triumph. As a spin-off, Dissidia has performed adequately in the West, probably due to that Final Fantasy marque emblazoned proudly across its cover, but it’s hardly a game people camp out for. Then again, who doesn’t want another chance to reenact the legendary Cloud and Sephiroth face-off? This time without the white-haired pansy’s mother turning up and fighting his battles for him.

Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy on the PSP is confirmed for 2011, though a specific release date is not known at this time.

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24 Comments

  1. One down, 99 to go :-)

    • You’ve got 99 other first comments lined up, haven’t you? ;-)

      • Catfight to get first post! :-D

      • No. I thought I’d try and come up with something better for each one :-)

      • i’ve got 99 comments but this ain’t one……………

        god i hate myself.

      • just thinkg on the Jay Z song now…ah stuck in my head now

  2. I don’t have a PSP so won’t be getting this. Not that it’s a big loss for me, fighting games are my least favourite gaming genre.

    Only 99 more to go ;)

  3. Can’t wait for this already sinked 90 hours in the first one.

  4. Wow, never heard of this one at all. ever.

  5. And another reason why i should get a psp

    • If it keeps you away from trying to stuff batteries into a DS3 controller I’m happy to chip-in a few quid for you.

      • No i use a wireless battery operated controller as my ds3 died

    • After a new DS3 perhaps :)

  6. Too many Big games coming out next year, maybe KZ3 in the top ten.

  7. Not a fan myself of this spin off series. I may have to give it a go though. If I can ever get Gran Turismo out of 1 of my PSP’s and stop playing Final Fantasy VII on the other homebrew one. (And before you ask, no I do not play pirate games on it, it’s just for emulators, thats why I’ve got 2)

  8. I never got on with Dissidia, all the flying about just seems too flimsy – Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce did the same thing and sucked

  9. Ha. Duodecim. Duodenum. I see what you did there. ;)

    • Trust me, I get worse. Much worse.

  10. its only 100? Whats the awesome games coming out next year then?

    • Hmm, I don’t understand.

      1) *Only* 100? Are you serious?
      2) You want us to reveal the full list now? That kinda defeats the purpose of the feature, no?

      • Not the full list. Just 99 to 01 :p

      • I think he meant “wow this game only ranks as number 100” rather than “omg theres only 100 in your list”. I think ?

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