- Estimated trophy difficulty: 10/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 24 (5, 11, 7, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 150hrs+ (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 4 - The Stalker, The Patron, The Dood and The Hikikomori
- Glitched trophies: No
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, the EU and US versions have separate lists.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
Cross Edge is a turn-based grid battle RPG developed by Gust and contains characters from 5 different gaming companies. Battles are somewhat random but a color-coded orb on the screen shows when you're about to be attacked so you'll have time to prepare. Health and status is regenerated automatically after battle so the focus is more on fighting and less on healing. Characters can combo for large damage amounts and several of the trophies deal with these battle mechanics. This Roadmap will walk you through the process of earning all trophies in the game in a single playthrough.
The Stalker, The Patron, The Dood and The Hikikomori are all missable.
The Stalker and The Patron are missable since you must make certain chocies in order to make certain characters join your party during the game. The character art only opens when that person joins your party, and you can't unlock costume art for characters you don't have. In order to keep yourself from missing them, follow the True Ending walkthrough provided below.
The Dood requires following a specific set of requirements which aren't mentioned anywhere in the game or booklet. For this, users from different sites have come up with checklists and even put it all into a chronological order with descriptions. I would like to point out that you may be able to do some of the events in a different order as I have, but make sure to read ahead a few spots every time to make sure not to progress too far into the story and miss an event you cannot go back to.
The Hikikomori is the final trophy you will unlock before your platinum. Whereas unlocking the costumes is just a simple task of releasing more and more souls, every title has a different requirement, and they are very wide-ranging. Many mirror requirements for other trophies, like finding all item types and dealing 1 million damage in a combo. Others require owning a certain number of an item, certain numbers of a group of enemies to be killed, or a number of syntheses or upgrades to be completed. The requirements for each title are viewable just by selecting it on the titles screen, so it's not hard to follow those directions along with the directions for the trophies in this guide.
Step 1: Setup
First, you can select any difficulty. Many have speculated otherwise since the last part of the last world (5-3) is unattainable on anything other than hard, but in reality, there are no needed souls, titles, or items of any kind that are specific to that area, so any difficulty can be selected for your Platinum run.
Second, always have some form (printed list, laptop, whatever) of the True Ending walkthrough available to you while playing. Even though some of the requirements are fluid (mainly the Hot Spring, Ayatane and Alchemy events), some are required at certain times and, once missed, cannot be redone. This will make it impossible to get the true ending on the remainder of that playthrough, so be very careful to not progress too far and miss something. Make it a habit to know what the next 2 to 4 steps in the list are so you know when to stop and read through again. Making many saves is also a safe practice so you can go back if you accidentally play too far. The list is in the description for the The Dood.
Step 2: Playthrough
Make sure you follow the True End guide thoroughly. Other than that, just make sure not to sell off anything. At no point will you really need money, so since there are a few once-only items, don't sell anything. Once you get/make an item/weapon/whatever, it will be registered in the item encyclopedia, and that's all you need for it to count towards the trophies. Many, many items are only attainable through alchemy, so you'll spend a lot of time there after you complete the game. Many of the titles dealing with damage, collecting, hunting, and others aren't anything you'll need to do before finishing the game, so you can just run through the story if you want as long as you follow the true ending Guide.
Step 3: Postgame
After beating the game, you'll get very used to the alchemy menu and backing out to make saves. Also, you'll make runs back to older areas to hunt monsters for titles if you didn't do this during the game. Whether you try to do everything before the final boss or not, you'll log many, many hours alchemizing and grinding, and the only 'shortcut' is to play on hard. On hard, you get a final area (5-3) that you won't get on the other difficulties where bosses drop many hard-to-make items. That choice is up to you but playing on hard means a lot more grinding, so it may not actually be quicker. Costumes are all unlocked by releasing souls and you're allowed to run around in the endgame, so don't worry about missing any of those although searching for them each time you level your search up will unlock more costumes quicker, a worthwhile benefit.
That's it. The biggest thing is following the True Ending guide, as the other missable achievements will fall in line if you follow everything. This game will take a very long time but it's very enjoyable and grows more fun as you unlock more characters and skills for battle.
[PST Would Like To Thank Korix for this Roadmap]