Daniel Acaba

Reviews By Daniel Acaba

Serious Sam Double D XXL Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.5 out of 10

From a game design standpoint the game does what it sets out to do – create a side scrolling platformer-shooter with lots of badass guns and hordes of enemies to mow down. But it feels as if, perhaps, they could have done more with the game than they did. Read More.

Assassin's Creed III Liberation Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 6.5 out of 10

Many of the failings of this title could be forgiven if the gameplay itself just managed to hold up to snuff but it honestly, truly doesn’t. While it’s possible to ignore these and find some enjoyment in the title there’s really no reason to bother. Sluggish gameplay, graphical glitches and just plain bad gameplay elements make this game more of a chore than a fine addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Read More.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 9.0 out of 10

So what could possibly be more awesome than having your own home and becoming a badass Vampire Lord? How about riding freaking dragons! Oh yes, Dragonborn delivers on this promise and while it might not be entirely flawless in execution the additions brought in this DLC more than make up for any failings. Read More.

The Walking Dead Episode 3: Long Road Ahead Review (PC)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.0 out of 10

Another month, another episode of The Walking Dead shambling onto consoles. We at GamingExcellence have had nothing but praise for the first two episodes due to their tense plot and incredibly well developed relationship between Lee and Clementine. But now that we've reached the third episode, slowly climbing over the hump of the series, does the game still manage to hold on to what made it so awesome? Read More.

Persona 4: Golden Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 9.5 out of 10

When Persona 4 released in 2008 it was incredibly well received. People praised it for the improvements to the gameplay that was so well lauded in its predecessor, the music had plenty of praise heaped on it and the way that it was written, notably how it deals with mature themes such as questioning ones sexuality, got it some incredibly positive attention. Read More.

Resident Evil 6 Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 4.0 out of 10

Resident Evil 6 is one of those games that defines the phrase love-hate relationship. While I really do enjoy my time playing it (most of it anyways) the game itself is just bad. Not bad in the sense that it's entirely irredeemable but in the sense that this is a game that tries to do too many things at once and just fails in every conceivable way possible. Read More.

Guild Wars 2 Review (PC)

By Daniel Acaba () - 9.5 out of 10

I've played a lot of MMO's in my time, mostly without being given a choice. My older brother would start playing an MMO, pay for me to have an account and then we'd play together for a few months until one or both of us lost interest. We've run the gamut from Ultima Online, Everquest 1 and 2, Star Wars Galaxies, City of Heroes, World of Warcraft and even The Matrix Online for some reason. Read More.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.5 out of 10

Skyrim is a fantastic game and it's one of the few games GamingExcellence has ever stood 100% behind. But that doesn't mean that there weren't some areas that could do for improvement. Some game aspects felt somewhat half-implemented and could definitely have done for being improved upon. Read More.

Devil May Cry HD Collection Review (PS3)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.0 out of 10

Devil May Cry HD Collection doesn't need a review so much as it needs a flow chart. Determining whether this game is for you kind of goes like this: Are you a fan of Devil May Cry? If yes continue, if no put down the game. Do you own the still readily available originals on PlayStation 2? Read More.

Darksiders II Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 9.0 out of 10

With all the coverage we at GamingExcellence have given to Darksiders II you just had to know that we were chomping at the bit to play this game. Considering the fact that we absolutely were fans of the first title it's not surprising that we would take such an interest in the sequel. Read More.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.5 out of 10

When the PlayStation Vita was announced it was pretty obvious that Sony was going to have to release some of its flagship titles along with it. I was expecting a God of War title since those have been coming out in spades lately but they defied my expectations by releasing another entry in the Uncharted series. Read More.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.5 out of 10

One thing that personally drives me crazy more than anything else is getting a review in too long after a game has been released. While I'm willing to let a review take me a good long while to get done, especially in the case of larger games, I hate when there's some sort of outside reason as to why it's taking me so long. Read More.

Bloodforge Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 3.5 out of 10

As a gamer I pride myself on the fact that I'm willing to play almost any genre. But while I may be willing to branch out into the occasional sports game my primary love, outside of RPGs, is definitely the action genre. Ever since the old days of Final Fight I've had a soft spot for brawlers which readily expanded to hack and slashes as they became more common. Read More.

Hot Shots Golf World Invitational Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.5 out of 10

There's this thing called "just one more" and it can destroy lives. If you've played a good puzzle or sports game then it's something that you're well acquainted with. For the uninitiated this is when you find yourself unable to stop playing a game and telling yourself "I'll stop after this next round. Read More.

Modnation Racers: Road Trip Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 6.5 out of 10

Before we even get into this review let's just get one thing out of the way – Before playing this I had never played any ModNation games. This isn't for lack of want though as the game series has a pretty understandable appeal. Wild races where you blast each other with weapons while trying to find the shortcuts that allow you to fight to first place is exactly what made Mario Kart such a hit. Read More.