who would of thought...
I am a huge fan of JRPGs so I thought I would give this a try. To be honest I was completely blown away. There is just some thing really satisfing about this game. I couldn't seem to put it down I was just so intruiged by it. The battle system is really complicated but engaging at the same time. At first it'll seem really confusing but you will get the hang of it, I am about 5 hours in and I still dont even have it all down pack. The graphics are the only downside but all the sprites and backgrounds are so crisp and clear that it makes up for it. The game is also not easy but not that hard its a great challenge and really rewarding. The customization of the characters and weapons are also really impressive. New weapons and costumes are visible during game and fight sequences. This is a huge must for JRPG fans. If you are looking for a non original rpg with an addicting battle system and a pretty decent storyline (not to mention half naked anime chicks ; ) you will love this game!
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.
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
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
here it is
Okay the thing is, this game is more of a STRATEGY type of RPG, so who cares if its PS1 graphics? The battle system is a mixture, its different and I like it and i mean I! ...Also if you are not the grid battle type then this possibly may be for you, but at same time its turn based at same time! I LOVE turn base games and also the story line, the challenge is awesome, I don't understand why people and my friends keep downing the game for the graphics and story, in ALL games a hero and villain or "heroes and Villains" you have defeat the other, thata how it is, but you must save not 1 world but 3!! Late PS1 graphics don't bother me, i LOVED the ps1 graphics, and also, without them would we be here with these awesome graphics?? I believe that alot of people will like it if they give a chance by the way its ANIME! ANIME is NOT 3D. so if you want to try a 2D game then go ahead its really good.
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.
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.
A true RPG fan would love this game. The release of next generation system only made RPG games dumbfounded. You can just zip through the game without doing the old fashion grinding like in Final Fantasy 4-5-6. This game is challenging and does force you to take your time and develop each and indiviual characters in the game. You need to learn how to Synth items, you also need to level each indiviual characters skill set and determine the perfect combination and formation for the team and situation. Graphics are not the greatest, but the game is stellar. For the people who have given bad reviews to this game, I guess they just cannot appreciate a good RPG when they see one and want all RPGs to be like a action movie and cut through numerous of CG and of course have every best weapon in the game handed to them like how thier parents' hold thier hands.
OK, this is the first time I've decided to post on Gamestop's forums. I feel I owe everyone a favor here. DO NOT BUY CROSS EDGE! As a struggling student in College, this is the worst game I have EVER bought. Please don't waste your money. I really wanted this to be good, I did. It's just too poor to explain, buy another RPG this was horrible. I'm not looking for an argument, but folks, consider yourselves warned. The games lacks any graphical prowess, the graphics are late PS1, the menus are confusing and their are way too many. Each option requires a separate menu, and sometimes in the game for no particular reason, the characters won't fight. Their is no rhyme or reason. I was baffled, I've been playing games since I can remember, and I have to say I think this was the most confused I have ever been.
A Must Buy for Nippon Ichi Software Fans
In terms of picking the right voice cast for Cross Edge, bringing us a game that we sure won't be putting down anytime soon. For those that like a heavy hitting RPG blue-ray game on PlayStation 3. Then this will be the game for you. Such features that make this game unique as compared to other SRPGs- Can juggle enemies - Challenging game