Updated: Jul 5, 2019
Ladies and gentlemen, Tifa Lockhart has arrived in #Dissidia_NT! To all the major Tifa/FFVII fans this is something worthy to celebrate about! And since I am also a fan of FFVII and happen to be a sucker for Final Fantasy gals, I bit the bullet and paid the DLC price. So, how is she?
And just so we are clear, if it wasn't obvious before, I am a Terra Branford user--that right there should state that I am a marksman. I stay away from the crowded fisticuffs and swords that are flying around everywhere. What that means is that just like my experience with Locke Cole way back when, I had to really get back in the groove of getting closer, hitting, blocking, evading, and knowing my range. Put that with the fact that I am learning a new character means that there are plenty of losing screens. Just bear that in mind.
Now with that disclaimer out of the way, I have to say that Tifa is a fast hitter. Not as fast as Locke, but where she lacks in speed compared to him, she makes up for it with her powerful strikes. She's an assassin--I guessed Vanguard but I should've known better.
Using her move set requires some getting used to. Understanding what down and circle does and how it works with timing really does have some challenge if you're the type that usually stays back and let off holy orbs from a distance. But once the hits are connecting and the combos are flowing, Tifa is a pretty satisfying character to deal damages with.