Plot. In a mystical world, two gods named Cosmos and Chaos engage in a brutal epic battle. The heroes of Final Fantasy clash against their worst enemies in savage war. But unfortunately, the battle was on Chaos' favor, and Cosmos has been defeated. The goddess of harmony, sends the heroes on an epic, yet perilous journey to obtain their crystals, which are the source of her power, so they can defeat their enemies and face off against Chaos himself. In their journey, every fighter of Cosmos learn grueling, yet valuable lessons so they can obtain their crystal.
Concept. Dissidia: Final Fantasy is a fighting-RPG game in which you play as twenty-two characters from Final Fantasy I to Final Fantasy XII. There are five story modes: Destiny Odyssey, Shade Impulse, Distant Glory, Redemption of the Warrior, and Inward Chaos. You can also play as your favorite hero or villain in Arcade Mode, Quick Battle, and Duel Colosseum. In Quick Battle you can level up your characters, and the best day to do so is on Special Day, where you recieve more EXP, AP (Ability Points), PP (Player Points), and gil. You also recieve mails from Moogles, giving you Items and PP so you can purchase many upgrades and even characters at the PP store. The Duel Colosseum is endless as you fight every hero and villain while getting a high number of Medals which contain PP, you can choose cards to get a slight advantage against your foes. In Story Mode, you play as each character while in Destiny Odyssey, fighting your way to the antagonist of every hero, then in Shade Impulse you must fight them again until you face off against Chaos. After clearing the game, you play in two story modes where you can unlock Shantotto, the cocky mage professor of Windurst from Final Fantasy XI, and Judge Gabranth, the resentful and hateful judge from Final Fantasy XII. For players who completed the game, and are expecting an ultimate challenge, they play in Inward Chaos, where they face off against all the heroes and villains, who are much stronger and staggering.
Controls. The controls for the PSP in Dissidia are simple. L button is used to lock on your opponent or EX Crystal. R button is for blocking, which can be very useful in order to counterattack. The R button can also be used with the Triangle button to dash quckly, square button for EX Mode, x button for dodging while moving the joystick, and circle button for summoning. Some summons are automatic as well. The pad is for camera movement only while the joystick is for camera movement only.
Music. I was kind of disappointed that Uematsu did not return, but still Ishimoto did a great job nevertheless. Some of the original music was not re-arranged as well such as the music from: Final Fantasy IX, X, XI, and XII. However, after completing the game, players unlock the original songs from every game in the series.
Rantings. In the Expert Mode of the game, Inward Chaos, I was staggering so much against the Onion Knight, because he is a constant annoyance, you barely see what he is going to do to you and he is quick. My most hated opponents in Inward Chaos were: Onion Knight, Terra, Golbez, Jecht, Ultimecia, Kuja, Jecht, and even Chaos himself, he's rabid. Also if Gabranth was in the game, why was not Basch in it. Because Basch's enemy is his own twin brother Gabranth. Also in Shade Impulse, I hated the fact that you could not fight against Golbez, but you'll have to find that on your own if you have not played the game. Also, the game unlocked Shade Impulse too quickly after one Destiny Odyssey is completed, I guess that here in America they usually want to rush it, while in Japan, they actually know what they're doing.
Good Aspect. I really liked the gameplay and graphics and also the epic battle scenes when you battle the villains in Destiny Odyssey. Also the intro had me in a roller coaster ride, which is an example of epicness. My favorite character in the game is Squall, since in many modes, whether story or quick battle he is an epic win as well. Kefka makes me laugh in many moments, he is the Joker version of Final Fantasy.
Overall. Dissidia: Final Fantasy will have fans of the series jumping off their chairs, making them pumped due to the gameplay, the music, the magic, and the epicness, that plunges them into the amazing world of Final Fantasy. My final score for Dissidia is a 10 out of 10.