Unfortunately, New York Comic Con is over for this year, however, I was able to play a few games that you really should keep an eye out for, the best part is they all come from the same company. Square Enix has a line of games headed towards fans that will all be out around the same time. One of those games is called Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and it’s finally coming to the West.

Now it’s true Dissidia has been out in Japan for over a year now but as the game makes its way here, it is bringing all 20 legendary characters with it, including Noctis from Final Fantasy XV. For those of you that are only just hearing about this game, here is what it involves. As a player, alone or online (which needs PlayStation Plus), you can pick from a multitude of different Final Fantasy characters, including, Cloud Strife, Squall Leonhart, or even Titus, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Dissidia is full of only 20 of the games most memorable characters. After picking, you are thrown into a world that needs all these characters to fight or it will die. It’s a 3v3, team-based brawler and while it may be the most confusing game to start playing, within three matches you can become a champ, I did.

Gameplay is quick and until you get the hang of things it can be rather frustrating to players. The screen is full of numbers and icons and seems a bit crowded. Don’t misunderstand me, just because the gameplay is confusing or frustrating does not mean it is bad. In fact, just the opposite. Dissidia is a fun, exciting fighter that includes a great set of characters, interesting premise, and a fighting system that RPG gamers can actually react with. Player’s main attack button is X, while you are using that, the other buttons start to power up, and it lets you unleash super moves. Not to mention, your team can power up a summon that gets voted upon the start of every match. Fans will know the summons of Ifrit, Shiva, and Odin, as well as a few others as they aid you in your fight.  The game is much easier to play if you know the character because you spend little time trying to figure out how best to use them. Some characters are best left in the back to try and use long range while your sword-wielding buddies can dash right in.

I asked a representative of Square Enix if they had any intention of bringing in other characters from our favorite Final Fantasy games, they told us, “While you will be seeing Noctis, as a brand new character, it will be a little while before we bring in more, but you will be getting other characters, we just can’t say who yet.” However, with 20 characters to start, that news is only a sweeter deal. It will be some time before you master the characters there. After every battle players will earn in-game experience and, also, money called, yes you guessed it, Gil. With said Gil, players can purchase new skills and new customizations for their characters of choice. This alone should ring home for most Final Fantasy players.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT comes to the western countries on January 30th, 2018 for PlayStation 4. For a full list of fighters, you can visit their website. Who would you like to see come as the next DLC character? Tell us in the comments below.

If you want more coverage on Square Enix from NYCC, check out the articles below:

FFXV: Monsters of the Deep
Lost Sphear
Secret of Mana

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John D
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I have worked hard to become the COO here at GAW and I love it. I write and stream here and I couldn't be happier. I once had a show that I produced, wrote, and co-hosted called the Wide World of Games. I also co-host a podcast called Party Up! I'm an Action-Adventurer, platformer, RPGer, and FPS kind of gamer. Quick to play any game that has magic, swordplay, and/or stealthy elements. If you can customize a character I'm in it for the long haul. Or just give me your 2D platform and I'm a happy camper. What else do you expect from a gamer with a beard and a bow tie tattoo? Seriously.