RPGFan: "Chances are, even before you've read this review, you've made your decision on whether or not you're really interested in Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy. If you have, either because you loved the first game's deep systems and complicated combat or hated Dissidia's convoluted numbers game, you're likely right. Dissidia 012 makes few changes from the original title. While it adds an overworld map for story mode, a grip of new characters, and a couple new game systems, the rest is almost identical to its predecessor. Dissidia is a beautiful game with oodles of depth, but it feels like the game gets it backwards – the fighting feels too complex and the RPG aspects feel too shallow. All–in–all, Dissidia 012 is fun, there's no denying that. It's a little too off–the–wall for a general audience, but should fit right in with the hardcore Final Fantasy fan."