Parents' Guide to

Dissidia: Final Fantasy

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Admirable mix of RPG and fighting creates complex game.

Game PSP 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+
age 13+

ok for teens

love it

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (7):

Dissidia sports one of the most awesome, most stunning opening movies ever seen. That’s saying a lot since the game’s presented on the smaller PSP screen and made by Square/Enix, a gaming company known for its detailed, film-like sequences.

But once you get into the gameplay, there’s a feeling of repetitiveness as you fight to try to level-up and become more powerful. While there’s no blood, the fighting is tough, glorious, and ego-filled, full of hubris at the end of each battle. The oft thin dialogue is godly, full of talk about ethics and morality, and has you thinking about what’s right and wrong. While the fighting can be banal if you don’t try new moves, the amount of things you can do with powerups and collected treasures is impressive. Overall, this is an admirable, though not perfect, addition to the ever-broadening Final Fantasy series.

Online interaction: You can fight others and trade cards online. You might have to wait a while before you can find a partner to play with.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: August 25, 2009
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Partial Nudity
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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