Rated 10 out of 10 by JRPG lover 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!
Rated 10 out of 10 by 619 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
Rated 10 out of 10 by synoke1123 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.
Rated 7 out of 10 by ultimateRPGfanatic 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by MUFFINMAN007 SRPG Greatness!
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.
Rated 1 out of 10 by firebrand45 Please Read
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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by xkotax 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
Rated 9 out of 10 by Josh hart 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?
Rated 0 out of 10 by Matthew Burkard Cross Edge PS3 Exclusive Awesome :)
This game looks great...This is the description from IGN.com 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. It looks really great. I can't wait to play this game :)
Rated 0 out of 10 by JRPG lover sick
Can't wait for this jrpg to come out. I have been for a while now. Do not let this mislead you though. It is developed by compile heart and being localized here (published) by NIS america not KOEI. PS3 is getting some great jrpgs. We get this game, White Knight Chronicles-when ever that comes out. Maybe even Demons Souls will come here eventually, but the asian version of the game supports full english so if you never heard of the game Demons Souls check it out and import it over! Next i just hope NIS america decides to localize Atelier Rorona because that game looks awesome as well!