Cross Edge is a traditional Japanese role-playing game complete with world map, random battles, level grinding, item synthesis and talking anime portraits. The real charm of Cross Edge comes from the fact that so many different characters unite in a single story. The start of Cross Edge is unquestionably surreal. Main character, Miko, begins by delivering a monologue where she muses about what happens when your thoughts are immediately forgotten. Where do they go? What do they do? That's what the "world" of Cross Edge is all about -- it's a place where a person's lost thoughts and a collection of forgotten ideas go when they disappear.