Ecks vs. Sever Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: An FBI agent and a rogue NSA agent are pitted against each other in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Both skilled assassins bent on personal revenge, each must terminate the other in order to survive. But unknown to each other, they are both pawns in a much larger conspiracy. Now the as theAn FBI agent and a rogue NSA agent are pitted against each other in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Both skilled assassins bent on personal revenge, each must terminate the other in order to survive. But unknown to each other, they are both pawns in a much larger conspiracy. Now the as the hunters become the hunted, they must both determine who the real enemy is. Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The game is fast and smooth, with colourful graphics and easy to control characters. The action is non-stop and there are loads of missions, requiring your expert skills.
  2. 90
    The pixelated graphics won’t immediately rock your world, but the more you play the more you’ll marvel at the smooth animation, cleverly designed levels, and awesome infrared effects.
  3. Extremely polished from start to finish, and a worthy addition to any FPS fan's game library. [Spring 2002, p.38]
  4. But what really sets Ecks vs. Sever apart is its emphasis on story, and the way its missions consist of more than just straightforward running and shooting.
  5. The Ecks vs. Sever FPS engine is the best we've seen on the GBA so far, but it's still firmly rooted in the pre-Quake era of shooters. Arguably it's more advanced than any games of that era, although it's not as long or as involved as say, "Duke Nukem 3D."
  6. It is far from perfect, with the lack of battery saving, the lack of in game music and not being able to keep the weapons collected in a level. However, good graphics and well executed play mechanics keep it above mediocrity.
  7. 54
    The GBA wasn’t designed to handle this type of game, and trying to force the matter gets you a sub par game.

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  1. CrimsonH.
    Jul 7, 2005
    9
    A good fps but im not sure if its my copy or the actual game, but there are occasional freezes and crashes that really is a shame. other thanA good fps but im not sure if its my copy or the actual game, but there are occasional freezes and crashes that really is a shame. other than that a good fps but when it comes to fps games for the gba you can beat Doom. i only wish they made a Half-Life or Resident Evil game for the gba. Expand
  2. j.p.
    Feb 19, 2003
    9
    Nice shoot em up with all aspects of a good shooter. Con is the password system. Lots of weapons to choose from. In short, the game is very Nice shoot em up with all aspects of a good shooter. Con is the password system. Lots of weapons to choose from. In short, the game is very well designed and challenging. Expand
  3. SeriousDuke(GBAFPSexpert)
    Jul 7, 2004
    8
    Ecks Vs. Sever is the fifth best FPS for the GBA, and the 3rd released for the system. Ecks Vs. Sever was the first FPS I played for the GBA Ecks Vs. Sever is the fifth best FPS for the GBA, and the 3rd released for the system. Ecks Vs. Sever was the first FPS I played for the GBA and was awed by how good the graphics and gameplay were. I had to keep reminding myself that I was, in fact, playing a Game Boy! Now 3 years later we have exactly a dozen FPSs available for the GBA and Ecks Vs. Sever still remains in my top 5! I enjoyed Ecks Vs. Sever more than it's sequel, Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever, because, all around, it's a better game. We have a great story, realistic weapons, real-word environments, and beautifully rendered enemy spirits. The game is awesome! Expand