Cross Edge

by NIS America | PlayStation 3

Cross Edge is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 15.
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  • Alcohol Reference
  • Language
  • Mild Fantasy Violence
  • Partial Nudity
  • Suggestive Themes
  • Tobacco Reference
Platform: PlayStation 3
Category: Role-Playing
Publisher: NIS America
Developer: Idea Factory
Release Date: 05/26/2009


Cross Edge is an unprecedented collaboration between five major game publishers from Japan. Nippon Ichi Software, Capcom, Namco Bandai, Gust, and Idea Factory have joined forces to create a Strategy RPG unlike any other. Cross Edge features characters and storylines from popular franchises including: Darkstalkers, Disgaea, Mana Khemia, and Spectral Souls. Cross Edge is action-packed with memorable characters, amazing items, and over-thetop battles to deliver an once-in-a-lifetime gaming experience.

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    Rated 3 out of 5 by from do i have to play the other games it looks great but do i have to play the other games 1st or it dont matter
    Date published: 2011-05-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent game, but not for everyone. I had a hard time getting into this game. I played and liked most of the games that this game's characters are based off of, but I personally didn't much care for this game. It seemed like you had to put in so much work to get next to nothing out of it. The story was decent and the battle system was really fun. Outside of battles, the game is rediculously slow. In my opinion, this game isn't as good as any of the games it's content if from. I put a lot of hours into this game, but it was just really hard to stay interested for long. If you are thinking about getting this game, I would suggest reading up on it and watching some gameplay videos to get a feel for it first. There are plenty of people who would like this game so if it looks interesting to you, give it a shot. To sum it up, this game isn't for everyone, but still has potential to be a favorite to the right people.
    Date published: 2011-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice i love this game and the fact that its a cross-over rpg we dont get hardly any of those in the US we have corss-over fighters but not rpgs so thats a +. i do hear alot of complants about it being hard to play and confusing but i dont see it being that hard maybe cuz iv played namcoXcapcom im use to the tencal menus and stuff. this game probly not the best for begginers but if ya like cross-overs then get this and take the time to learn the battle menus cuz it is a very rewarding game when you get the hang of it. for those who never played a cross over rpg game start off with trinity universe first the battle system is alot easier for starters. i give this game 5 out of 5 and a 10/10 for being a cross-over rpg thats out in the USA i recomend this for all gamers
    Date published: 2010-07-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Game! Challenge: This game is amazing and very challenging. the fighting system is unique in its own construction, and the use of the buttons is very innovative in JRPGs. From the first boss to the last, on the "Normal" difficulty, I still struggled on certain bosses! Every fight was different and new strategies had to be applied. Character Customization: I, being a fan of customization, loved the costume and weapon choices. The challenge to unlock new outfits for your characters was very entertaining and made you want to explore the world! You would find treasures from weapons to crafting materials. Loved it. Controls: I was actually disappointed in the layout of the menus. I personally loved the button configuration and it flowed easily, but the menus sometimes left me wondering its purpose. Graphics/Animation: I adored these graphics with Secret of Mana, Legend of Mana, Final Fantasy 8, and so on. Obviously if you are looking for a game for graphics built in the future, seek out Lost Odyssey or Final Fantasy 13. Do not buy a JRPG and expect wonders of God. Expect innovative battles and unique features. Interface: I loved the save points, I hate the party menus. Length: On my second playthrough and loving every second. I believe that the length is evenly set, the battles take as long as you can manipulate them, so fight hard, smart, and fast! Sound: I found the use of the music in cutscenes to destroy the context and the output of the story. It was hard to concentrate, but very lovable! It makes you just as confused as the characters in the story and constructs it to understanding. Storyline: I love it. If you are a fan of Playstation 1 and Playstation 2 rpgs, then you will easily fall in love with this.
    Date published: 2010-06-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Meh... first and foremost: This was the first game I picked up for my ps3. Just bought my ps3 yesterday and this and a few other games with it. I love anime games and JRPG's. The item/weapon creation system sounds interesting. I honestly have only just started. However there are some things which bother me. The fighting system is very complex. This game has a steep learning curve compared to traditional JRPGs. At first I thought the combat system was very similar to Mana Khemia Student Alliance, however it's just clunky. Controlls are really weird for it. Using analog to end turn or hold actions, using L and R to switch characters. I dunno I would have just preferred more straight forward controlls like a standard menu driven combat system. Oh well. Beyond that, some of the character designs are not appealing, especially the first two that you meet, York and Miko. Miko is cute, but I dunno the shadeing and coloration techniques used seem more amatuerish compared to morrigan who's hair is very detailed with lots of highlights and so on. I assume this is because there are 5 publishers working together on this game, but that leads to a slight jarring effect with the different characters. Backgrounds are very beautiful. And there are very few anime games in the US. Idea Factory is one of my favorite Japanese Companies and I know they are trying to break through and establish footing here in America, especially to release their Otome games (Games for Girls). I am a female gamer been gaming since Atarii. And Have over 20 years gaming experience under my belt. So far Cross Edge has been a let down for me due to it's storyline. It just doesn't seem that interesting. I do like the cross-over idea, something that is extremely popular amongst various fandoms and fanfiction. But So far it is lacking. Keep in mind I've only started playing the game today. It may just be slow to pick up. I hope. Still to have to sit through a story which is uninteresting in the start to get to the good bits later is not really an attractive feature. I support this game and recommend it to anime fans who would like to see other games like this in the future. The way to ensure we get more anime-related games and JRPGS is to buy, buy, buy. buy them all even ones that are mediocre or not that great. Show support and eventually your faith shall be rewarded. I'm willing to give Cross Edge a few days, But if the story doesn't pick up soon I'm going to play something else. It opens right away and throws you into combat. Unless you are already famillar with all 5 publishers' characters and franchises, you feel nothing for any of the characters involved. I've no idea about York or Miko. So they seem very uninteresting to me thus far. And with the combat being so complex in this game, They probably should have opened the game in some other fashion. Warm up the audience a lil bit before throwing them into battle. Get them interested, etc. Combat can be fun once you get used to the horribly awkward controlls. You can chain all sorts of combos and special maneuvers and it is really dynamic. Still in JRPGs I prefer the standard Xbutton driven menus. I really don't like the controlls of this game. And like I said, the art work is full of inconsistancies. While each is nice, each has too different of a style and detracts from the immersion.
    Date published: 2009-12-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Coolest anime game ever I love this game!! Its awesome!!! I just hope i can go further. I just heard someone doesn't like cross edge as much as i do. maybe there not a big fan of Japanese role-playing games like i do. i like anime games. they're so cool. Anyways, you must get that game. Its so reDUNKulous, man!! Check it out. I've been playing anime role-playing games since the year 2000 on threads of fate. If someone who doesn't like cross edge, it's okay. i understand no one doesn't like cross edge. maybe they like playing role-playing games on the PC. If you think that buying role-playing games for your PC, you're an idiot. your suppose to buy anime games for the most coolest system ever, ilke PLAYSTATION 3 or XBOX 360 or Nintendo DS & mostly Playstation 2 OK?
    Date published: 2009-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardcore fans rejoice Alright so I read the other 8 reviews and to be honest, I agree with 80% of them. The folks that gave the game a 1..seriously...the game is addicting, the fight system, while complex is addicting. I figured out how to swap characters and chain combos after a few hours play and the combos one can pull off are exceptional (well over 250 hit combos). The graphics are more PS2 then PS3 but the back grounds are crisp and clear. The game is done in anime style so it is not a 3d RPG. The characters are fun and of course Etna and Prinny are awesome. The story line was adequate but not real in depth conversations. I admit some of the cut scenes are stupidly long while characters talk about their age and how they will eventually grow up, whatever no one cares about age. I admit some parts of the story line are weird, like how some of the bad guys were recruited and why they chose to be recruited. I have been playing the game for something like a week and every time I find myself being amused running around searching the landscape and trying to unlock the achievements as there are a ton of them. the PSN also offers a lot of free add-ons for the game which is nice for the alchemy and synth stuff. I do not understand why people are saying the menu system is confusing and the interface is bad. I found the interface pretty easy to use and the menu system simple enough. I have barely advanced the plot to be honest just because there is so much that can be unlocked from place to place and then you make returns to previous areas to find stuff that you weren't high enough level to find before. I think this game can easily fill in a solid month of play time if you played nothing else and didn't have a life outside gaming. I have a job so I bet I get months of enjoyment out of the game and still go back to play it a second time with different characters. Also to be noted, apparently there is a true ending and numerous other endings that depend on which characters you play.
    Date published: 2009-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from don't listen to hate If you like JRPG and I do, you should check out Cross Edge. I just bought this game and even though I bearly scratched the surface of this game, I like it. Being a fan of NISA& Atlus game makers, I knew I would like this. Has characters from Ar Tonelico,Darkstalkers etc. The controls are sort-of like Ar Tonelico but you can also switch to a ex move also. I like the game but the controls seem a little cluttered but you have a lot of control on each character,formation,options etc. Graphics like nice I dunno why other game sites (insert name here) bash the graphics, sure they aint 3d real ps3 notch, but I like 2d sprites and classic feel overall of old school JRPG's and Rpg's of old. The hand-drawn art and dialog cut scenes are beautiful. Looks like a comic book. Try it out dont listen to haters or so called game site know it all's. Try it you might discover what very limited JRPG game that ps3 has to offer is actually fun to play
    Date published: 2009-07-02
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