Sigma Star Saga Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Earth is under attack, and you are humanity's only hope for survival. The only way you can defeat the Krill force is to explore the mysteries behind six planets. On each planet, you can discover new Krill weaponry and gadgets that you can use to equip your character and your spaceship. With 50 kinds of "gun data," you can combine weapon attributes (such as spread shot, heat seek, and explode) to create more powerful guns. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 70
    The result, though a little awkward, is a hybrid with neither the depth of a true RPG nor the frenetic pace and art design of a pure-bred shooter. Both sides of the experience are fun, but less than stellar.
  5. With a little more work and care on the WayForward's s part, Sigma Star Saga could have been up there with the many 16-bit classics that it was inspired by. Unfortunately, the developer just didn't manage to follow through.
  6. The combination of an RPG and a side-scrolling shooter isn't a bad one, but constantly switching between them so constantly makes for too much of a jarring experience.
  7. An intriguing idea on paper, but the shooter and RPG elements just don't mesh that well. If the shooter side had more exciting, thumb-blistering action, it would have compensated for the rest of this dull package.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Someone
    Jun 11, 2005
    This is the best idea for a game I've ever seen and it has a possible 27,000 weapons to attach to your ship (literally) because there are three different types of gun data to mix together and there are 30 of each type wich adds up to 27,000 possibilities. Collapse
  2. Tom
    Aug 15, 2005
    This game is a really great new IP.
  3. PhilyC.
    Jul 13, 2005
    Best GBA game this year, and one of the best of all time!
  4. Aug 15, 2013
    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 not gonna happen but I love to see a sequel, this title has so much potential Expand
  5. J.W.
    Aug 21, 2005
    I love shooters... but getting all the way to a boss, dying, and finding you have to start back at the BEGINNING of a level gets very old, very fast. Do yourself a favor and pick up Gradius Generation (or possibly Iridion 2) if you want a good GBA shooter. Expand
  6. RyanB.
    Oct 18, 2005
    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. Expand