Daniel Acaba

Reviews By Daniel Acaba

Mirror's Edge Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.5 out of 10

Over the last few years, it's been a rare thing for Electronic Arts to really let loose and even attempt to start up a new game series. Lately, however, EA has begun making attempts to change that image by embracing new games. Army of Two, Boom Blox, and Dead Space are all good examples of this new mentality. Read More.

Hail to the Chimp Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 5.0 out of 10

Have you ever wondered what would happen if some sort of scandal forced the Lion was forced to step down as the King of Beasts? Well if Hail to the Chimp is to be believed it would be a slapstick comedy, party game that has all sorts of colorful characters campaigning to take the throne. Read More.

Infinite Undiscovery Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 6.5 out of 10

Have you ever played a game where you alternately found yourself enjoying what you were playing and cursing at the television? One moment you are experiencing gaming bliss and the next that game disk is sure looking attractive as a frisbee. This is one of the most consistent things about playing Infinite Undiscovery the newest offering from Tri-Ace, developers of the Valkyrie Profile and Star Ocean series. Read More.

Mega Man 9 Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 6.8 out of 10

Have you ever felt that games were just too easy these days? Do you yearn for a simpler time when video games were more concerned with repeatedly killing your digital avatar and then gloating about it? Well then you will most certainly want to download one of the hardest, most frustrating and most enjoyable gaming experiences released to a downloadable service near you. Read More.

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Review (PS3)

By Daniel Acaba () - 6.0 out of 10

From the very beginning Guitar Hero: Aerosmith sounds like a pretty bad idea. Hearing that the Guitar Hero makers were going to make a game using just a single band might cause you to think that they were missing the point entirely. However that is a knee-jerk reaction, looking more closely at it reveals that this is a rather good idea. Read More.

Dark Sector Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.5 out of 10

Wasn't this game supposed to have come out a few years ago? There's a very clear memory of it having been announced as some sort of next-gen space action adventure type game. Many things have changed since the game was first announced; a futuristic sci-fi setting gave way to a game set in a modern day eastern bloc country. Read More.

Overlord: Raising Hell Review (PS3)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.7 out of 10

Have you ever played a game and, while being asked to save a town, wished you could just pillage it instead? Are you sick of all those fawning peasants who are constantly asking for you to gather up their chickens for them? Ever wanted to see some poor village girls scantily clad and cleaning your tower? Read More.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 6.6 out of 10

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity was one of the most thrilling movies to grace the silver screen in the past few years. It simplified the story from the novel quite a bit but it still managed to retain the central premise of a government killer gone rogue. However the movie cleaves out a lot of the back-story and generally simplifies the story to the point that even the most ADHD college frat boys could follow it. Read More.

Roogoo Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.0 out of 10

Reviewing puzzle games is never an easy thing to do. Most of them feature rather threadbare audio and video, sacrificing just about everything to work on the gameplay. While this makes for better games it usually leaves critics in an often confusing situation of having to grade them quite differently. Read More.

Don King Presents: Prizefighter Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 4.5 out of 10

It's time that I admit something. As a video game player I'm not much of a sports game fan. If you don't really follow sports then what's the point of playing sports games? It becomes a faceless mass of players doing whatever you instruct them as you do your best to try and make sense of it all. Read More.

Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.6 out of 10

It takes a fair amount of guts to release a game like Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 in this day and age. Every single aspect of this game just yells out 1990 at best, and yet here it is on next-gen consoles like a shining beacon of years gone by. Everything from the control scheme to the clown car-like buildings that spew an endless stream of enemies until destroyed; this game has just about every dated gameplay convention ever made. Read More.

Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 Review (PS3)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.4 out of 10

It takes a fair amount of guts to release a game like Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 in this day and age. Every single aspect of this game just yells out 1990 at best, and yet here it is on next-gen consoles like a shining beacon of years gone by. Everything from the control scheme to the clown car-like buildings that spew an endless stream of enemies until destroyed; this game has just about every dated gameplay convention ever made. Read More.

Condemned 2: Bloodshot Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 9.0 out of 10

It's a sad but true fact about video games today that most games that call themselves "survival horror" are more about the action than anything else. Slowly they are moving away from the disturbing matter and bizarre storylines for more streamlined combat and action set-pieces in a futile hope to match Resident Evil 4. Read More.

Viking: Battle for Asgard Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 6.0 out of 10

Have you ever played a game for a few hours and thought to yourself "This is the coolest thing ever" only to discover that a few hours later it all goes terribly wrong. Maybe the voice acting is so bad that you just can't bring yourself to listen to it anymore or the basic fundamental aspect of the game is flawed. Read More.

Ikaruga Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 9.0 out of 10

There are few games out there that call out the hardcore gamers like Ikaruga. Simply mentioning it on a game related forum will get you plenty of conversation, bragging and links to YouTube videos that show people that are clearly not human playing this game like it was an art. Read More.

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