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    Square Enix Announces Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy

    What's better than Dissidia II? Dissidia XII, that's what. It also seems like a Lightning strike might have caused the series to turn on its friends.

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    befriend (v.): to use mecha-class beam weaponry to inflict grievous bodily harm on a target in the process of proving the validity of your belief system.

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    Last night, my girlfriend said it sounds like a medical condition:

    Patient: Hey doc, what's wrong with me?

    Doctor: You've got a case of the Dissidia Duodecim.


    I'm inclined to agree with her.
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    I'm looking forward to hearing more about this one. I hope that a few spin-offs get characters. Ramza from FF Tactics would be great. So would an actual named FF III character from FF III DS.

    If they add just one more character from each game, then my guesses would be something like...

    FF1: No idea. "Warrior of Light" was pretty generic, so it is hard to add another hero, though "Black Wizard" or "White Wizard" would be nice... So would an Elemental Fiend or Bahamut himself.
    FF2: No idea. This is the one FF game I know nothing about. Probably one of the ally characters who join and leave the party across the game.
    FF3: This is where I'd like to see a FF III DS character.
    FF4: Kain confirmed, and he was the obvious pick.
    FF5: I'd like to see Reina/Lenna in, and Faris would be cool, but I suppose you could make a good argument for Gilgamesh.
    FF6: Celes is the clear choice. She is the main character of the World of Ruin, after all.
    FF7: Aeris, probably, though I suppose Tifa would like to disagree. Thanks to Dirge of Cerberus and Crisis Core, we might see Vincent or Zack.
    FF8: Rinoa or Seifer, but I'd lay odds on Rinoa. FF8 was intended as a love story, and it is hard to portray that without Rinoa around.
    FF9: I suppose Garnet/Dagger has a good chance, but I want to see Vivi or Steiner.
    FF10: Yuna. No question. Possibly in FFX-2 form, but she needs to be there. Also, Seymour probably deserves an appearance.
    FF11: No idea. I never played this one.
    FF12: Any of the main heros would be nice. I'd like to see Balthier or Basch.
    FF13: We get Lightning, but I'll hold back comment on anyone else until I actually see the end of the game.

    Still, with the strange Duodecim name, I wonder if the makers of Dissidia have been playing BlazBlue...
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    One good character? Ok, here I go.

    (who we should get/who we'll actually get)
    FF: no one, add Ramza!/Female Light Warrior
    FFII: Leon/Guy speak beaver
    FFIII: Desch/Doga? Who cares!
    FFIV: Kain/Kain
    FFV: Boco/Galuf and he'll drop again
    FFVI: Setzer/Locke
    FFVII: Barret/Tifa
    FFVIII: Quistis/Rinoa and her dog
    FFIX: Vivi/Vivi
    FFX: Yuna/Rikku, because she's just soooooo cute
    FFXI: Zeid/no one, because they don't count this one
    FFXII: Balthier/Vaan because he's... meh
    FFXIII: Sazh/Lightning
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    Hmm, let's do it.

    This is simply my wanton need of awesomeness in Dissidia 2

    FFI: Black Wizard
    FFII: Leon, Maria
    FFIII: Unei
    FFIV: Edward, Edge
    FFV: Galuf, EX mode death and turns into Krile
    FFVI: Shadow, Edgar, Mog, Locke
    FFVII: Vincent, Cait Sith, Red XIII, Cid
    FFVIII: Irvine, Zell, Rinoa
    FFIX: Freya, Quina
    FFX: Yuna, Seymour, Auron
    FFXI: Zeid, Shadow Lord, Prishe, Eald'narche, Absolute Virtue
    FFXII: Vaan, Balthier, Ashe, Vayne, Reddas
    FFXIII: Fang, Vanille, Snow
    FFXIV: Fisher

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    The real question is, if they're going to add new characters, what are they going to do for the Darkness half? The Light half is fairly easy for each game, since there are at least 4 playable characters in each game. But villains? That's tougher. Here's a few that MIGHT work:

    FFVII: Zack/Genesis. FF7CC, obviously.
    FFIX: Vivi/Black Waltz or Steiner/Beatrix
    FFX: Yuna/Seymour. This is pretty much obvious.
    FFXII: Ashe/Van or Balthier alone as an opponent for Gabranth
    FFXIII: Lightning/Barthandelus seems pretty obvious.
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    Vivi please

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    Possibly Cid in XIII as well, and how could I forget Vivi!? I'm mortified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiael View Post
    Hmm, let's do it.

    This is simply my wanton need of awesomeness in Dissidia 2

    FFI: Black Wizard
    FFII: Leon, Maria
    FFIII: Unei
    FFIV: Edward, Edge
    FFV: Galuf, EX mode death and turns into Krile
    FFVI: Shadow, Edgar, Mog, Locke
    FFVII: Vincent, Cait Sith, Red XIII, Cid
    FFVIII: Irvine, Zell, Rinoa
    FFIX: Freya, Quina
    FFX: Yuna, Seymour, Auron
    FFXI: Zeid, Shadow Lord, Prishe, Eald'narche, Absolute Virtue
    FFXII: Vaan, Balthier, Ashe, Vayne, Reddas
    FFXIII: Fang, Vanille, Snow
    FFXIV: Fisher
    For FFXI I have more ideas than you: Tenzen, Kam'lanaut (gotta throw both of the Zilart in there), Lion, Aldo and Gessho. I'd have more villains but I gotta play more Wings of the goddess.

    Spinoffs: Ramza(Final Fantasy Tactics), and Benjamin/Hero(Final Fantasy Mystic Quest)

    FF6: Celes (main protagonist of the second half of the game)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oyashiro View Post
    I want to fight as a Chocobo... I can't be the only one!
    so I wana fight as a moogle...wait Mog would do nicely!
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    Ridiculous name. Squenix is doing that a lot lately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Confessor Rahl View Post
    Ridiculous name. Squenix is doing that a lot lately.
    The full title is written Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy.

    While it seems odd, the number 12 does have meaning in Dissidia's plot. Namely, the number of loops that the Dissidia cycle had ran before being broken in the 13th loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoptroll View Post
    Last night, my girlfriend said it sounds like a medical condition:

    Patient: Hey doc, what's wrong with me?

    Doctor: You've got a case of the Dissidia Duodecim.


    I'm inclined to agree with her.
    Nearly every Square Enix game outside of the FF main line has had a nonsensical, BS name since the start of the "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII." It's part of the "style over substance" ethos that's been guiding the company for the past 5+ years. Right up there with zippers, belts and cardboard-cutout protagonists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterchief View Post
    nearly every square enix game outside of the ff main line has had a nonsensical, bs name since the start of the "compilation of final fantasy vii." it's part of the "style over substance" ethos that's been guiding the company for the past 5+ years. Right up there with zippers, belts and cardboard-cutout protagonists.
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    I'm hoping they don't add new characters but ditch the entire lineup and just go with, y'know, characters that are actually good, as in fun to play, enjoyable to watch, have a fan following, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Nearly every Square Enix game outside of the FF main line has had a nonsensical, BS name since the start of the "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII." It's part of the "style over substance" ethos that's been guiding the company for the past 5+ years. Right up there with zippers, belts and cardboard-cutout protagonists.
    Hey now, that's not exactly true. Some of the games within the FF main line have done that too.

    ...Crisis Core had a great soundtrack, but that's beside the point.
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    The Japanese website has opened, but all they have up is the main theme and title icon.


    BTW, returning characters that have been confirmed: Warrior of Light, Garland, Cecil, and Kuja.

    The latter was actually confirmed by his ENGLISH voice actor. He said he did his lines for the sequel about three months ago, meaning we'll likely see an (!) international release of the game or at least within the same week. (He also said he studied a lot of the criticism he received, and he feels he really improved his performance of Kuja for the sequel).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    It's part of the "style over substance" ethos that's been guiding the company for the past 5+ years.
    I see things like this said a lot, which are absolutely not true. Jilted fans much?

    The name is stupid, but who really cares as long as it's good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    I see things like this said a lot, which are absolutely not true. Jilted fans much?

    The name is stupid, but who really cares as long as it's good?
    Well, fans are jilted for a reason, remember.


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