Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest- August 2013 - Swords
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This is the geeklist for the August 2013 Video Game Geek Review Contest!

CLOSED FOR ENTRIES
CLOSED FOR VOTING
WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW


Full contest rules (and subscription thread) are here. But the gist of it is:
1) Write a review that fits the current category,
2) Post it to this geeklist by the 25th August 2013,
3) Vote in the poll, and then
4) all entrants: 2 in addition to geekgold earned via geekmod!
1st place: 40bag and an exclusive microbadge: Microbadge: Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winner
2nd place: 20bag
3rd place: 10bag

This month's category is Swords. Please review a game that features swords in someway.


Submissions are due by 25/08/2013 10:00 PM GMT, at which point a week-long voting period will begin. Good luck!

Review Qualifications
1. 500 words minimum
2. Ideally contains images (preferably use images from the game’s entry, then from your personal gallery, and external images with appropriate attribution as a last resort)
3. Review must be posted to Video Game Geek during the duration of the contest. Take into account the amount time it might take to get through geekmod. Reviews already on the site will not be accepted!
4. The review can't have been published anywhere (Geek or elsewhere) else before it is submitted to the contest.
5. Must fit within the contest’s category, broadly considered.
6. Winners must wait one contest period (i.e. one month) from their time of winning before submitting another entry.

Please link to your review using the [ thread=][ /thread] geeklink.

The contest of blades is over and the mightiest sword wielder has been decided. Please rattle your scabbards for

First Place with 40 points -
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How would you rate the following reviews:
1st = 4 points
2nd = 3 points
3rd = 2 points
4th = 1 point
  1st = 4 points 2nd = 3 points 3rd = 2 points 4th = 1 point Vote Count
Knights of the Old Republic 11.1% (1) 11.1% (1) 66.7% (6) Top Answer 11.1% (1) 9
Muramasa: The Demon Blade 0.0% (0) 71.4% (5) Top Answer 28.6% (2) 0.0% (0) 7
[thread=1022314]The Witcher[/thread] 60.0% (6) Top Answer 10.0% (1) 20.0% (2) 10.0% (1) 10
Stronghold Kingdoms 53.8% (7) Top Answer 15.4% (2) 15.4% (2) 15.4% (2) 13
Granstream Saga 0.0% (0) 42.9% (3) Top Answer 28.6% (2) 28.6% (2) 7
Phantasy Star IV 30.8% (4) 7.7% (1) 23.1% (3) 38.5% (5) Top Answer 13
Total Voters 15
This poll is now closed.   15 answers
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Closes: Sun Sep 1, 2013 6:00 am
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The Granstream Saga: Where you must switch between Daggers, Axes, & Swords based on enemy weaknesses.

Granstream Saga - A Unique Action RPG.
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3. Video Game: Stronghold Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:5462]
Video Game: Stronghold Kingdoms
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Review link: Medieval meets MMO

From gallery of andrewhodkinson


This is my icon in the game.







It's pretty mellow.






















Until you get down here.
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4. Video Game: Muramasa: The Demon Blade [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:1179]
Video Game: Muramasa: The Demon Blade
First review in a long time from me, tho I hope to turn some of my game completed summaries into reviews in the future.

Traveling and fighting through ancient Japan in great style.

Connection to the theme should be obvious. Course, this probably pales in comparison to Jack's review.
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5. Video Game: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:30]
Video Game: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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An elegant weapon for a more civilized age

Because, if you could have any sword, a lightsaber would be pretty high on the list.
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6. Video Game: Phantasy Star IV [Average Rating:8.22 Overall Rank:995]
Video Game: Phantasy Star IV
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A Video Game Review: Phantasy Star IV

Main character Chaz wields a sword.
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