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7.2

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  1. Mar 19, 2012
    0
    The whole story progression in this game is absolutely inane. You have to walk around a map consistently scanning just to get anywhere. There are no towns at all and no NPC's. Sure, this is a fan service game but the story is told in the most mundane way possible. Most of the characters relay jokes from their respective games; you won't understand these jokes unless you played all theThe whole story progression in this game is absolutely inane. You have to walk around a map consistently scanning just to get anywhere. There are no towns at all and no NPC's. Sure, this is a fan service game but the story is told in the most mundane way possible. Most of the characters relay jokes from their respective games; you won't understand these jokes unless you played all the games from which these characters come from. The most idiotic part of the game is that your allies are the shop "NPC's" in which you pay them money for using weapons that everyone uses; not to mention that this story takes place in a world devoid of an economical system. Expand
  2. 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
  3. 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 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.
  4. 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 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 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. Expand
  5. Anonymous
    May 30, 2009
    0
    This game is nothing but shovelware. The dialogue is poorly translated from japanese to english ans it is full of spelling mistakes. The voice acting is terrible, the graphics look like they could be done on the PSP and yet there is still SLOWDOWN. This game is nothing but garbage with an anime paintjob desigend to sucker weeaboos out of their money.
  6. JohannL
    Jun 11, 2009
    2
    I enjoy rpgs, I'm not new to RPGs either and I can't see why anybody would give this game a rating higher than 5. There are weird games out there like Chulip, the Kissing Adventure but this game is a gross insult to anybody with taste and common sense. First and foremost, it's a blatant rip off of Valkyrie Profile. Except they replaced the character development, the I enjoy rpgs, I'm not new to RPGs either and I can't see why anybody would give this game a rating higher than 5. There are weird games out there like Chulip, the Kissing Adventure but this game is a gross insult to anybody with taste and common sense. First and foremost, it's a blatant rip off of Valkyrie Profile. Except they replaced the character development, the storyline and decent platforming sections with menus, more menus, more menus, sharp difficulty curve and no instructions oh, and more menus. It copies Valkyrie Profile RIGHT DOWN to playing on Hard Unlocks a bonus segment in the end. That's a strike against it personally. Upon playing it more, the combat system is totally convoluted and muddled down with more information that you need to know and emphasizes repetitive battling and leveling for far too many characters once. Granted, alot of RPGs have done this but not to this extreme in recent history. The circumstances and even the shoveled in dialog is totally absurd. So your party members are running the shops; Nice to know that characters suffering from ameeisa will rob the party of their own money. Now if that's not counter intuitive, I don't know what is. I kept playing it, more characters kept getting tossed my way. Unlike other cross over games like Super Robot Wars, these characters quickly become useless or yet another reason to spend 10 hours battling enemies endlessly and endlessly. I can't imagine playing this again and I'm advising people to avoid this game like Unlimited Saga. The payoff for playing through it is not worth the tedium. Expand
  7. GodDamn
    Jul 21, 2009
    0
    Grandia was released in 1997 guys, come on. Make your own game. The graphics may be a bit better (I'd bloody hope so on this consoles engine), but the audio is the same, as is the character look and battle system. Try something original next time, and stop wasting our time with remakes.
  8. Phoenix
    Dec 16, 2009
    10
    I love this game! Played through a number of times, and it's still fun. I admit the game is strange compared to others and focuses mostly on combat, but the combat system is interesting. The menu system is also nice - everything is present and easily available. It might benefit from some NPC and towns you could visit in FF style, since all interaction is cutscene-based, but overall, I love this game! Played through a number of times, and it's still fun. I admit the game is strange compared to others and focuses mostly on combat, but the combat system is interesting. The menu system is also nice - everything is present and easily available. It might benefit from some NPC and towns you could visit in FF style, since all interaction is cutscene-based, but overall, this is a great game. And yes, I'm a hardcore jRPG fan :). Expand
  9. xXxSeTTriPxXx
    Jun 2, 2009
    8
    all i can say is wow to ign review of this game.it has fun and challenging combat,with over the top moves and specials,and the story is full of humor with surprisingly good english voice over.to say the learning curve is a little step is a understatement,i suggest picking up a strategy guide if you can find one.and for the part in (ign) review where they talk about connecting with the all i can say is wow to ign review of this game.it has fun and challenging combat,with over the top moves and specials,and the story is full of humor with surprisingly good english voice over.to say the learning curve is a little step is a understatement,i suggest picking up a strategy guide if you can find one.and for the part in (ign) review where they talk about connecting with the character's,was bs because this game is all about fan service.if you've played the games these character's come from then you know them already (for example)as soon as i saw a prinny i laughed.i will admit this isn't a game for everyone.but ture jrpg fans will find deep and enjoyable gameplay.if you want a honest review ask real jrpg fans and not a fps fan who only cares about a instant twitch fix.he probably was made at the fact,the games learning curve put his pro gaming status,in its place.he couldn't learn the game so he wants every one to hate it. Expand
  10. DaveT
    Jun 1, 2009
    9
    Loving this game so far. It's got great english and japanese voice acting and the dialogue is full of humor and sarcasm. The combat system is a lot more challenging than recent JRPGs but I personally enjoy the added difficulty. The last JRPG I spent any time with on my PS3 was Enchanted Arms... that game was so ridiculously easy, it literally played itself. Tactics and planning are Loving this game so far. It's got great english and japanese voice acting and the dialogue is full of humor and sarcasm. The combat system is a lot more challenging than recent JRPGs but I personally enjoy the added difficulty. The last JRPG I spent any time with on my PS3 was Enchanted Arms... that game was so ridiculously easy, it literally played itself. Tactics and planning are required for most battles. Anyone expecting good graphics is going to be disappointed. Cross Edge is most definately retro in that department. Much of the storytelling is static 2d artwork with clickthrough dialogue boxes, and the combat is 2d sprited on a 3d-ish backdrop. My enjoyment comes from the gameplay and the story... not from fancy graphics. And regarding the IGN review... The reviewer was the same fool who panned Disgaea. Expand
  11. motor
    Jun 4, 2009
    9
    The Combat is satisfying, the Japanese dub is there. Pretty much a good game. Graphics to me is last in priority.
  12. danl
    Jun 6, 2009
    10
    Game is not for people who don't enjoy having to put massive amounts of effort in characters. The humor in this game is reminiscent of any nis title and it introduces a new battle system that in its entirety is very good the game is awesome for anyone who enjoys actually achieving something in finishing a game, a feeling we no longer get from games.
  13. TrevorZ
    May 31, 2009
    8
    This game has received bad reviews mostly based on things that you understand and learn after a few hours of game play makes me think these people played 2 hours and quit without learning the playing curve which is quite long I have played around 6 hours and it took me about that time to figure how to play the game properly and efficiently so I would say it is not a groundbreaking 10 game This game has received bad reviews mostly based on things that you understand and learn after a few hours of game play makes me think these people played 2 hours and quit without learning the playing curve which is quite long I have played around 6 hours and it took me about that time to figure how to play the game properly and efficiently so I would say it is not a groundbreaking 10 game but it defiantly deserves at least a 8. Expand
  14. [Anonymous]
    Jul 26, 2009
    8
    This game manages to be just weird and quirky enough to put it one small step above the more polished, more conventional but mediocre RPGs available today. One thing is for certain: it's not as bad as the professional reviews say. The truth is that if you're going to like this game you sort of know it before you buy it. If the idea of turn based strategy combat with ridiculous This game manages to be just weird and quirky enough to put it one small step above the more polished, more conventional but mediocre RPGs available today. One thing is for certain: it's not as bad as the professional reviews say. The truth is that if you're going to like this game you sort of know it before you buy it. If the idea of turn based strategy combat with ridiculous combos and numbers, grinding characters to impressive stats, and getting loads of characters to mess around with appeals to you, you'll have no problem playing through this game. But no one finishes the game without saying "Darn, it could've been so much better." Expand
  15. May 24, 2012
    0
    This game sucks. Another terrible NIS game, what happened to all the good quality RPGs like Suikoden, Breath of Fire or Dragon Warrior? Instead we get this low quality joke that would've been better suited on a handheld system. The amount of jokes about bad cooking will make you feel retarded. Graphics are really bad even for cell shade. Music is awful. Story is really bad. CharactersThis game sucks. Another terrible NIS game, what happened to all the good quality RPGs like Suikoden, Breath of Fire or Dragon Warrior? Instead we get this low quality joke that would've been better suited on a handheld system. The amount of jokes about bad cooking will make you feel retarded. Graphics are really bad even for cell shade. Music is awful. Story is really bad. Characters aren't likable. Battle system is the best part because it is pretty unique but this game has lost so many points from me for everything else that I cannot even bring myself to give it a single point. Games like this are the reason JRPG's are pretty much entering the age of dinosaurs and becoming extinct. Unfortunately people are so desperate for jrpg's that they will keep buying these low quality jrpg's and as long as people keep buying NIS's shovelware they will keep releasing them without putting any effort into their games. Expand
  16. Dec 8, 2012
    6
    This game had potencial but some flawyers made it uninteresting. The voice acting and illustrations are very good, but graphics are not anti-aliased. Battle animations are also well made and it has a cool system of combos. It has a lot of playable characters from many series. But the main problem for me is grinding. You have to grind a lot to beat the game, and that's something IThis game had potencial but some flawyers made it uninteresting. The voice acting and illustrations are very good, but graphics are not anti-aliased. Battle animations are also well made and it has a cool system of combos. It has a lot of playable characters from many series. But the main problem for me is grinding. You have to grind a lot to beat the game, and that's something I personally don't like. I prefer grinding to make extra stuff, not main story. Also, the battles are relatively hard. You can die easily in every new dungeon. To progress, you need to grind and forge itens. But it's hard to find the items and there is lack of guides out there. It's also hard to find the monsters you search for. In short: if you don't care about grinding and spending many hours, it's a good JRPG to play. Expand
  17. Jun 30, 2012
    7
    Definitely a game for JRPG fans, for others not so much. If you don't mind 2D sprites and an okay plot (its a crossover game so the plot won't be as epic as something like FF9), then it might be for you. Game does end up focusing on Item Synthesis and and grinding more than I would like it to but still not that bad of a game.
  18. Mar 4, 2013
    0
    I love strategy rpgs and so I had to try Cross Edge
    I've started a game was introduced to a bunch of wonky characters and new battle system that I had to learn. I was excited. Unfortunately as I progressed through the game my excitement grew stale and the game provided no reason to play further as the only thing thing that I was getting is a bunch of the same random battle with same
    I love strategy rpgs and so I had to try Cross Edge
    I've started a game was introduced to a bunch of wonky characters and new battle system that I had to learn. I was excited. Unfortunately as I progressed through the game my excitement grew stale and the game provided no reason to play further as the only thing thing that I was getting is a bunch of the same random battle with same enemies and to advance anywhere required insane amount of grinding.
    I would be willing to overlook all of the above but the actual gameplay is lacking in a major way The battle system just does not make any sense to me there is no depth and constnat grind of same thing over and over again. I've now stomached around 10 hours worth of Cross Edge and I am not able to play this game any more so it will lie in wait until next yearly attempt of me ever finishing and I've had this game since release
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  19. Nov 26, 2013
    3
    Take this from someone who never played any of the other games in this universe. I felt no impact that would be present with the character canon in this game. So I can only really comment on the game play. It's a pretty straight forward turn-based foundation with a character placement/movement mechanic that is, at this point, present in most 2D JRPGs. The game kept introducing me to allTake this from someone who never played any of the other games in this universe. I felt no impact that would be present with the character canon in this game. So I can only really comment on the game play. It's a pretty straight forward turn-based foundation with a character placement/movement mechanic that is, at this point, present in most 2D JRPGs. The game kept introducing me to all these characters who, i'm assuming, I should know but since I don't It made it hard to follow the story. The world map is unappealing and the same could be said to the entirety of the game itself as it looks to be a PS2-era game. It became fairly dull to play after about an hour. Expand
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
  1. From dialogue that loads one line at a time to the lack of PS3-level graphics (high-res static art aside), everything seems like a remnant from the early 2000s. [July 2009, p.77]
  2. 35
    A game that could have been an entertaining compilation of iconic Japanese characters turned out to be a frustrating, awkward mess of menus, gameplay imbalances and annoying dialogue scenes.
  3. Cross Edge not only fails to be a compelling Japanese RPG but it makes for one seriously awkward and uninspiring game. Skipping this game isn’t a bad idea unless you can look past the many things wrong with this game.