Daniel Acaba

Reviews By Daniel Acaba

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.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.0 out of 10

Capcom's love of releasing games on every platform in existence has been paying off for them lately. Resident Evil 4 has surfaced on most every console to exist since it first appeared on the GameCube. But every iteration of it has been better than the last, especially the Wii and PS Move versions thanks to the controls. Read More.

Michael Jackson: The Experience Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 6.5 out of 10

Honestly what needs to be said about a game like this to convince you whether or not to buy it? It's an old school dancing game based on the King of Pop. You've likely either picked it up when you got the Vita or you aren't interested in it at all. But for those of you on the fence or waiting on a price drop I guess we can come up with something for you. Read More.

Asphalt Injection Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 5.0 out of 10

When the Asphalt series debuted in 2004 I was actually something of a fan. I originally played the N-Gage version which was acceptable but honestly the Nintendo DS version is where the game really shined. The graphics were nice for a launch title and the wireless multiplayer worked rather well. Read More.

Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.0 out of 10

There seems to be a misconception going around at the moment with some game reviewers – Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is in no way a port of the game available on Apple devices. There is a Dungeon Hunter game for iOS devices and smartphones that has the same plot but to call this game a port is severely misleading. Read More.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.0 out of 10

Let's be honest here – Capcom loves the idea of rereleasing games constantly. Back in ye olden days they just couldn't stop releasing Street Fighter II over and over again until there were five versions for the arcade, not counting home releases / rereleases. Read More.

Mass Effect 3 Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.5 out of 10

It's a rare game that can get me as excited as a Mass Effect release. There's just something about the space opera setting, persistent main character and tight third-person shooter gameplay that really gets me chomping at the bit. The series has had its ups and downs, with the toning down of the RPG elements being a sore point for some but the advances in gameplay making it worth the loss to others. Read More.

Age of Empires Online Review (PC)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.5 out of 10

Speaking personally I don't believe that there is a better real-time strategy series than the Age of... games. Age of Empires II is one of my favorite RTS's of all time and Age of Mythology is a pretty close second. Honestly it's one of the few game series out there that doesn't have even a single game in the series that I hate although I'm not the greatest fan of a few of the expansions. Read More.

Rayman Origins Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.5 out of 10

Rayman Origins was like a breath of fresh air when it was released onto the consoles last year. In many ways it copied the successful idea behind New Super Mario Bros. Wii by allowing four friends to team up to complete the levels in a chaotic mass of gathering items, defeating enemies and platforming. Read More.

Lumines Electronic Symphony Review (Vita)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.0 out of 10

Lumines, oh Lumines. How I love my Lumines. The first game was my original PSP purchase, brought home with me on the day I bought Sony's ill-conceived handheld and it was one of the few games I always returned to. Until Lumines 2 came out that is; once that hit the market I bought that up and never touched the first one again. Read More.

Forza Motorsport 4 Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.5 out of 10

Forza 4 is a great game when taken on its own merits, that's not debatable. If you like racing games at all then this is a game that you will almost definitely enjoy. Even the more casual fans can enjoy themselves thanks to the ability to rewind time introduced in Forza 3, allowing you to retry hairpin turns or tricky drifts. Read More.

Hunted: The Demon's Forge Review (PS3)

By Daniel Acaba () - 3.0 out of 10

There are few games out there that manage to be both amazing and terrible. The vast majority of games are somewhere in the average range, some above and some below. There are a few stand out titles and those games that are intensely terrible are pretty rare as well, unless you own a Wii that is. Read More.

Crysis Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.5 out of 10

What is that sound on the horizon? Is that the PC fanboys gnashing their teeth while ripping at their clothes and hair in a rage over this games existence? Why yes, it does actually sound like that. Crysis, the PC powerhouse that did its best to melt your computer, comes stomping onto the consoles almost entirely intact. Read More.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review (X360)

By Daniel Acaba () - 10.0 out of 10

As a dedicated fan of the Elder Scrolls series since the first entry, Arena, there are very few games that excited me as much as this release. Sure there were other games I wanted to play this year but nothing got me as excited as opening up my favorite websites only to find a new Skyrim trailer or developer diary greeting me. Read More.