Yep. Not only is it vastly superior, but all story content from the first game is in 012.
Wait, it is, seriously? So I basically wasted my money when I bought Dissidia 1? Why would they even keep it on the PSN store if I can get it for free by buying the second game? =/
*remembers they are a business*
Oh right, they don't care about me so long as they get my money. Oh well, no use crying over spilled milk. I'll just use it as a reminder to always do research before buying things.
That's square enix for you. Capcom tried to pull the same damn thing with monster hunter freedom 2 on EU psn. MHFU was all along in the store BUT it was hidden so only way to buy and download it was to use search to find it.
No, Dissidia 1 is still a different game. The gameplay in Dissidia 1 is fundamentally the same, but still very different from 012. Sometimes I go back to play Dissidia 1, and I enjoy the more noticeable lack of balance, broken EX, worse equipment system and slower gameplay.