Sigma Star Saga Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2005
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
Buy On
  1. Game Informer
    85
    The shooter is a dying breed, but Namco has found a way to revitalize it and make it contagious for both hardcore role-players who seek something fresh and twitchy fingered gamers who have long waited to see this genre evolve. [Aug 2005, p.109]
  2. Nintendo Power
    85
    SSS has great characters, a smart story and good-humored sensuality (but no belly dancing.) [Sept 2005, p.83]
  3. Play Magazine
    85
    The best thing to happen to shooters in a long time. [Aug 2005, p.54]
  4. Obviously an effort that the developers poured their heart and soul into, and it shows. Everything about it is high quality and imbued with skill and care.
  5. 85
    It's difficult to recommend this game, because it is aimed at a very specific niche. But I will say that if you dislike shooters or aren't very skilled at them, definitely try before you buy.
  6. 80
    If you're going into Sigma Star Saga looking for the next R-Type or Thunder Force, you'll be sorely disappointed. But if you want a good, solid GBA game that brings something new to the table, it's a shoo-in.
  7. 80
    An absolutely beautiful game with great artwork, graphics and sound. If given a bit more time SSS could have been one of the GBA's premiere RPGs with its strong story and wonderful production.
  8. This is a tale of two definitely enjoyable but average games melded in a compelling, yet innovative manner. It comes with a reasonably interesting plot, moderate replay value with its four endings and bonuses on replays.
  9. Is the game perfect? No, it has some problems, but if you are willing to look past the little qualms, you will be surprised at what a remarkable game Sigma Star Saga really is.
  10. Nintendo Gamer
    76
    If you fancy saving the world from aliens on your DS, this is worth having a spin on. [Oct 2006, p.70]
  11. 75
    Though it strives to be something more significant, Sigma Star is basically a perfectly decent RPG cross-bred with the most uninspired shoot-em-up to be seen in ages.

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
#14 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Tom
    Aug 15, 2005
    10
    This game is a really great new IP.
  2. Aug 15, 2013
    10
    Such a really good game, the story, the characters, the weird mix of side-scroll shooter and an RPG was really awesome, I know it's notSuch a really good game, the story, the characters, the weird mix of side-scroll shooter and an RPG was really awesome, I know it's not gonna happen but I love to see a sequel, this title has so much potential Full Review »
  3. RyanB.
    Oct 18, 2005
    4
    This game tries to subscribe to the fact that blending _anything_ with an RPG is a good idea. Unfortunately for Sigma Star Saga, neither the This game tries to subscribe to the fact that blending _anything_ with an RPG is a good idea. Unfortunately for Sigma Star Saga, neither the dungeon crawling nor the battle sequences are even remotely compelling - which is unfortunate, the storyline seems like it's very enjoyable. The repetition is what really kills this game for me; level design in the battle sequences is practically non-existant, and the dungeon crawling is just plain unremarkable and sluggish to play. A nice try, but it falls really short. Full Review »