It’s hard to follow, and the storytelling itself feels grafted onto the game. Oh, the cutscenes look great, but they’re gated and need to be unlocked; essentially, you battle in other modes to earn crystals to “watch” the story mode, a multistep process that just isn’t worth the trouble.
But Dissidia itself is worth the trouble, for the hardest of the hardcore Final Fantasy fans. For everything it does wrong, it includes plenty of fan service.
For Final Fantasy diehards, that just may be enough.