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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 theIn 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. 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. 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 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. Expand
  3. 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 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
  4. 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 notThis 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
  5. 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. Expand
  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 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. 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 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. Expand

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