Excerpt: Cross Edge showcases various main characters from seven different games: Atelier Marie, Mana Khemia 2, Darkstalkers, Disgaea, Ar Tonelico, Spectral Souls , and Absolute Blazing Infinity . As if that weren’t enough, Cross Edge also features a handful of original characters that partake in the party roster. The story opens with York and Miko waking up in a strange soul world.
Excerpt: Characters from Darkstalkers , Disgaea , Ar Tonelico , Spectral Souls , Atelier Marie , and Mana Khemia 2 join forces in Cross Edge , an RPG with a focus on combat. The story starts off with some original characters who have been plopped down in a new, mysterious world. As they set out to discover where they are, they begin to run into characters from other worlds. Everyone has amnesia, so they have to work together to solve their mutual challenge of how to return home.
Excerpt: The concept of colliding worlds is hardly a new idea when it comes to games. We've seen it in franchises like Marvel vs. Capcom , Super Smash Bros. , and most notably, Kingdom Hearts . Cross Edge may very well be the biggest and most bizarre mash-up in gaming history. However, a mind-boggling number of characters does not a great game make. Cross Edge is not a good-looking game. If I had to choose one word to describe the visuals, that word would be "lazy.
Summary: It appears Cross Edge if going to join Pokemon Platinum as a game that makes my top ten list for the year two years in a row. Yay for importing, no? With an amusing story, enjoyable 2-D graphics, a fun soundtrack and a highly creative and innovative engine with both tactical and turn based elements, Cross Edge is a game worth experiencing even if the only characters you recognize are Etna and Morrigan.
Excerpt: In Japan, crossover games have been around for a long time, and in the case of Super Robot Wars , some have spawned an entire successful series. But on this side of the Pacific, these games almost never make an appearance, primarily due to licensing issues and western gamers not being exposed to the source material. Cross Edge is one of the first games in the crossover genre to make it to North America so fans on this side of the planet can see what they’ve been missing.
Excerpt: From the loins of Capcom, Nippon Ichi Software, Namco Bandai, Gust, and Idea Factory comes Cross Edge, an RPG that hopes to capture the same success of other crossover titles in the past. Five developers worked together on the title, which was released on the PlayStation 3 exclusively a few months back. Sadly, despite big named developers working towards the RPG equivalent of a Kingdom Hearts or Smash Bros.