As a fighting game, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a pretty good alternative from mainstream hits like Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition or Tekken 7. It’s simple to play but there are nuances that give it depth, and mastery will undoubtedly take time. That applies to unlocking everything in the game.
However, as fan service it’s missing a lot of things that hardcore fans are looking for. Why not have Auron or Seifer? Where are the villains from FFXI to XV, Tactics, and Type-0? What’s the deal with the music and the lack of iconic stages? And let’s be real: why would Square Enix make a Final Fantasy brawler if not to pander to the massive, existing fanbase? The story mode isn’t going to win over new fans.