"I am going to preface this review by saying that I am a diehard fan of Japanese RPGs. I've played (and enjoyed) all of Gust's localized games (the Atelier and Ar Tonelico series, for example), in addition to more widely acclaimed gems such as Persona 4 and Final Fantasy XII. I grew up learning to read with Final Fantasy IV -- so you get the picture: I was raised an avid RPG gamer. Unfortunately, some games are just so poorly assembled that no amount of blind genre-love could possibly save them. Even more unfortunately, Cross Edge is one such game."