Cross Edge is not a good-looking game. If I had to choose one word to describe the visuals, that word would be "lazy." I'm guessing that the developers were banking on the idea that nostalgia would overpower the target audience. That and that alone could allow gamers to forgive how last-gen Cross Edge looks. I'm a fan of both Capcom's Darkstalkers and Nippon Ichi's Disgaea. I can attest to the fact that nostalgia will not be able to help anyone shake the feeling that they are playing a PlayStation 3 game that looks like a first-gen PlayStation 2 game. When you are in battle, it appears as though the original sprites (and many of their animations) have been recycled. However, many of the special skills are fun to watch in action. Cross Edge's dialogue cutscenes consist of a still frame of background art and static images of the characters who have speaking roles. On top of all of this mess, the framerate often has way too much trouble for a game that looks like this. Like I said, it's all just completely lazy.
Cross Edge looks unimpressive, but it sounds flat-out bad. Luckily, gamers have the option to choose between English and Japanese voiceovers. The English dub assaults your ears with a more obnoxious experience than if you were to spend an entire day with the likes of Billy Mays, Kathy Griffin, Gilbert Gottfried, and Margaret Cho. While the Japanese voice track won't make you want to mute your television, the awful dialogue on the screen helps to compensate. I almost forgot to mention that the game has music. I suppose that says it all.