Swordplay (剣術 Kenshibai) is the name of Tidus' Overdrive in Final Fantasy X. When a Swordplay Overdrive is executed, a small meter and a count-down timer appears. At the center of this meter is a small grey-colored space, which the player must try to hit by pressing the X-button, when the marker is within the borders of this space, in order to do additional damage. The width of the space decreases according to the strength of the Swordplay the player chooses, i.e. the width of the space is bigger when choosing Spiral Cut, than it is compared to when choosing Energy Rain. The pointer will also move faster the stronger the Swordplay chosen and the time alloted will also be shorter. If the player misses the space, the marker will simply return to its default position (far left of the meter) and start moving once again.
In Dissidia Final Fantasy, Tidus has his Overdrives as HP attacks. His EX Burst is Blitz Ace, in which Tidus slashes his opponent several times, then throws a Blitzball at them. The ball bounces back towards Tidus, and the player must stop a moving cursor to determine how much damage is done when Tidus kicks the ball a second time.
Jecht uses a similar move for his EX Burst, titled "Blitz King". Like Tidus, Jecht attacks his opponent with several sword slashes, then stabs the opponent with his sword and leaps off it. A boulder appears, and depending on how the player stops two timers, Jecht will kick it, the force shattering the boulder and sending the rubble flying at the opponent.
Spiral Cut. (On Water)
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