Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy
|Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: Final Fantasy|
|Release Date|| March 3, 2011 |
March 22, 2011
March 25, 2011
|Rating||CERO: C |
Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: Final Fantasy is the prequel to the action RPG crossover game Dissidia: Final Fantasy. It was released in Japan on March 3, 2011, with North America and Europe receiving the game on March 22nd and March 25th respectively.
Dissidia 012 takes place in the twelfth cycle, the cycle before Dissidia: Final Fantasy takes place. The game's story features six new characters who were not present in the thirteenth cycle of Dissidia: Final Fantasy, as well as three secret characters. The story explains what happened to them in the twelfth cycle, and why they aren't present in Dissidia: Final Fantasy.
Dissidia Duodecim's gameplay is similar to that of the original albeit with a few changes, with new gameplay elements such as the Assist System. A bar below the character's HP gauge begins to fill as the player fights. Once one part of the gauge has been filled up, the player will be able to call on a pre-set ally to use an attack on their opponent. An "Assist Change" allows the player to call an ally into battle when being attacked to take the brunt of the attack and protect them. Finally, an "Assist Charge" is executed when blocking and attacking the opponent when low on HP or close to Brave break.
Some elements from the original have been excluded, such as Ex Guard that breaks an opponent's combo being replaced with Ex Revenge. It will block the opponent's attack, however will consume the player's entire Ex Gauge. Certain equipments and attacks have been rebalanced and some characters fighting style have been redone.
The Chessboard style gameplay from Dissidia: Final Fantasy returns as dungeons. The player can use skills in dungeons like straight chain, which sets up in the player's line of sight (specifically a cross around the player) in a chain of battles. Completing the chain earns extra KP or Kupo Points. Kupo Points are used to buy items from moogles on the world map. Before entering a dungeon players have a choice to lower their level. If the player completes a dungeon below the bonus line limit, they'll earn bonuses such as extra KP and items. Player levels are restored after leaving a dungeon.
"Party" battles are also a new feature to be introduced, in which 5 characters from each side face each other.
Save data from the original Dissidia will be able to be transferred to Dissidia 012, such as character levels and as a bonus, you will receive a special accessory. The storyline of the original Dissidia, adapted to the new story gameplay mechanics, will be playable after the new storyline of Dissidia 012 has been completed.
All the characters from the original Dissidia will to make a return. Dissidia 012 features seven new Warriors of Cosmos, as well as two new Warriors of Chaos.
|New Character(s)||Original Game|
|Kain Highwind||Final Fantasy IV|
|Gilgamesh||Final Fantasy V|
|Tifa Lockhart||Final Fantasy VII|
|Laguna Loire||Final Fantasy VIII|
|Yuna||Final Fantasy X|
|Prishe||Final Fantasy XI|
|Vaan||Final Fantasy XII|
|Lightning||Final Fantasy XIII|
|Feral Chaos||Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy|