Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 32
  2. Negative: 12 out of 32
Buy On
  1. This game has everything a great game needs except a good graphic. But there is a fantastic story with deep characters and great sound effects!
  2. Once again, Idea Factory, Compile Heart, and NIS America get it done through quality localization, a finely tuned array of systems, endearing characters, a wicked cool OST, and the seemingly unending power of the 2D spriteling.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 83
  2. Negative: 19 out of 83
  1. AntsPai
    Jan 29, 2010
    10
    For the true hardcore JRPG fan, I loved it. Don't get if you don't enjoy NIS games though :P
  2. DesmondL
    Jun 18, 2009
    5
    NIS has disappointing Disgaea fan even me. This game is failure because of graphic,story and game play. The graphics looks like PS2 sprites NIS has disappointing Disgaea fan even me. This game is failure because of graphic,story and game play. The graphics looks like PS2 sprites and the story is kinda random and confused. And the most I hate is the gameplay, combat and equipment systems are very complex even a me cannot understand. But I only praised the sounds and the characters. For Disgaea fan, I recommended buy Disgaea 3 instead. Full Review »
  3. MichaelS.
    May 28, 2009
    3
    I will admit, I was rather hyped for this game. 2D sprites don't bother me, as I've greatly enjoyed Ar Tonelico and the Atelier I will admit, I was rather hyped for this game. 2D sprites don't bother me, as I've greatly enjoyed Ar Tonelico and the Atelier Iris series on PS2 and I'm always down for a JPRG, no matter how old school it may be. However, what I found was something that ended up disappointing me. Cross Edge doesn't do anything new. Granted, this isn't a bad stance and, can in most cases, be good. However, considering that this game is for the Playstation 3, I find this hardly of worth for being on the system. Backgrounds and sprites are all decent, but by far nothing to write home about and while the character portraits do change, I wish they would of offered more variety. I highly doubt Morrigan spent the entire game with her hand next to her face, as her range of portraits depicted. While I don't mind listening to dialogue on still backgrounds with character portraits depicting their feelings, I feel that by the PS3 this concept has gotten quite stale. This is a tired practice from back in the PS1 days, graphics aren't everything but there is also a time to start stepping forward. The story itself is very bland and while offering a very unique concept, it's rather difficult to even care about it. I originally thought the combination of different characters would provide a great variety in characters and make for a great experience, but all they came across as were nothing more then cliche stereotypes. The voice acting isn't bad at all, but still isn't enough to help break the uninteresting cast gather. By far the only stand-out feature is the music, which is rather unfitting at times. Really, do we need random rock music for when their talking? It really bothers me because I liked a lot of these characters in the respected games that they were in, but they just didn't seem to mesh at all in this title. This game is only for the die hard JRPG fans. Even then, I personally don't think this game was nearly worth the price point it's at, which is 49.99, especially since this could of easily been brought out on the PS2 for a much more reasonable 29.99. Full Review »