I have become obsessed with Square Enix’s new arena brawler Dissidia NT. However, I can’t help but notice that there are some serious key features missing from the game altogether. For anyone who does not know, Dissidia NT is Square Enix’s newest entry in the Final Fantasy arena fighting game series. The first two entries were released exclusively to the PSP. The newly released Dissidia NT is a port of the Japanese arcade game with some extra features like a story mode exclusive to the console version of the game. The most interesting thing is what is missing from the game.
As of right now, there is no character specific moves list accessible anywhere in the game. Any fighting game fan knows just how essential something like that is for any fighter. While the game does give a tutorial, it only covers basic moves and every character plays completely different with various combos. Fortunately, there are ways to find these character specific inputs by either purchasing the strategy guide or visiting this website that Square Enix has made for the game.
Another feature that is desperately needed in Dissidia NT is a proper training mode. There is a mode called Sparring Match that allows you to practice against AI bots. However, it lacks several features that many fighting games offer in their training modes. Options such as making characters repeat movements such as jumping or guarding in order to learn the best way to counter your opponents.
Thankfully the game does have several online wikis that are helpful for learning these techniques, but practicing them on your own is a little cumbersome with the lack of these key features. A local match mode would be a welcomed addition to the game as well. As of now, there is no way to split screen the game and play with more than one player locally.
Square Enix has made it clear that they plan to support the game after launch with a season pass that you can purchase right now. Hopefully, this means they will also make some adjustments to the game and add some of these lacking features over time. Until then it looks like we will have to use outside materials to learn the ins and outs of the characters unique abilities.
We will provide updates on any news that comes out about Dissidia NT in the future. Until then check out some more of our great gaming articles and news right here on WTFGamersonly.