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  • Summary: In a world where dreams and nightmares become reality, a band of powerful warriors from across dimensions must come together to stop their worlds from being consumed by evil incarnate. Harness the power of characters from such series as Disgaea, Ar tonelico, and DarkStalkers! Utilize the dynamic battle system to unleash powerful special skills and team combos, and choose your destiny! [NIS America] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 32
  2. Negative: 12 out of 32
  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. You can enjoy it without playing the other games first, but there's a good chance you wouldn't understand a thing. [Aug 2009, p.119]
  3. This crossover has good things, but it should have fared better. Extremely complex, simple and with millions of menus, it's a game just for hardcore JRPG lovers. They will find a charming experience with the beloved characters of other games, but it's not a game for everyone.
  4. If you're looking for a relaxing game, with a good story and deep fights but not too much complicated, keep yourself away from Cross Edge. Otherwise, if you love titanic and frustrating quests and love to complete games at 100%...buy it!
  5. 47
    This game is really poor. Only the audio is nice. The graphics are from the PSOne age and the gameplay is kind of oldskool, but with great problems. The buttons on the controller mostly don’t have any effect and that’s really frustrating.
  6. In the end, this is a movie for collectors and fans with a casual game tacked on.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. 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. Expand
  2. 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 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
  3. 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 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
  4. 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. 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
  5. 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 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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  6. 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 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

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