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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Posted by Reeve at 09:14 AM EST

Some Early Dissidia Duodecim Reviews

Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy doesn't go on sale in North America and Europe until next week, but already, reviews are being posted. With six reviews so far, from both US and UK-based outlets, the Metacritic score currently stands at a respectable 80. Here are quotes from a few of the reviews:

"Regardless, Dissidia 012 is now, effectively, the definitive version of Dissidia. Given the balance changes, the new characters, and the enhanced version of the original campaign, there's no longer any reason to own the first Dissidia. Dissidia 012 is basically the original game with a good 20 to 30 hours of additional gameplay heaped on top; Square Enix was even nice enough to include a New Game + feature for returning veterans."
Kat Bailey, 1UP

"At its core, Duodecim feels more like Smash Bros. than Street Fighter. Moves are much simpler to execute but you still need to worry about timing, character placement, and reading an opponent's next move. There's plenty of strategy here, but you're not required to perform 30-button combos to succeed."
Ryan Clements, IGN

"The gameplay modes outside of story mode are all fairly conventional but, do a better job of working in a portable context. Between arcade mode, an achievement-ish system, and a load of unlockables in the in-game store, there's a lot to keep players that enjoy the gameplay coming back."
David McBurney, RPGamer

If you are still on the fence about getting Duodecim, you might want to check out these reviews, as well as the others linked on the Metacritic page.


Monday, March 14th, 2011
Posted by Reeve at 12:02 PM EST

Dissidia Duodecim Demo Coming to PSN in Europe, Too

Well, it looks like Europe and other PAL territories won't be left out: Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy (whew!) will be available on the PlayStation Network store in those parts of the world. A date was not given in the official press release, nor was a price, though the latter should be comparable to the Japanese and US pricings.

Dissidia Duodecim is due out in stores on March 22nd in North America and March 25th in PAL territories.


Friday, March 11th, 2011
Posted by Reeve at 10:17 PM EST

Dissidia Duodecim Demo Coming to PSN in North America

The playable demo for Dissidia Duodecim that came out in Japan is making its way to North America on March 15th. "Dissidia Duodecim Prologus" most notably features an original scenario and the ability to unlock assist character Aerith in the main game. Also, as in Japan, it will not be free. This demo will set gamers back US$2.99 on the PlayStation Network Store.

Source: RPGamer - Dissidia Duodecim Prepares a Prologus


Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Posted by Reeve at 10:33 AM EST

A Detailed Look at the Dissidia Duodecim Legacy Edition

Europe and other PAL regions are getting Dissidia Duodecim a little over two weeks from now, on March 25th. In addition to a regular retail release, Square Enix Europe is making a "Legacy Edition" available.

An image was released today which displays the packaging and contents of this special set, among which is the red Amano-style outfit for Tifa. Check it out here.