Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest- September 2013 - Family
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This is the geeklist for the September 2013 Video Game Geek Review Contest!

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CLOSED FOR VOTING

Results 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 September 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 FAMILY. Please review a game that deals with the idea of family in some way. e.g. a game that features lineage or generations, A game that concerns saving or adventuring with relatives, Maybe a game aimed at the family market, or a game that tasks you with starting a family.

Submissions are due by 25/09/2013 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.

There is also a discussion thread which can be found here


The winners this month are as follows:
In first place with 27 points
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In second place with 23 points


In Third place with 21 points
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After reading this months reviews please award points to the ones you like. You may vote on as many or as few reviews as you want but you may only vote for each review once.
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
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones 11.1% (1) 33.3% (3) Top Answer 33.3% (3) Top Answer 22.2% (2) 9
Scribblenauts Unlimited 44.4% (4) Top Answer 22.2% (2) 22.2% (2) 11.1% (1) 9
Ni No Kuni - Wrath of the White Witch 25.0% (2) 37.5% (3) Top Answer 37.5% (3) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 8
Brother: A Tale of Two Sons 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 25.0% (1) 75.0% (3) Top Answer 4
Go Home Dinosaurs 12.5% (1) 25.0% (2) 25.0% (2) 37.5% (3) Top Answer 8
The Third Time is No Charm 40.0% (2) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 20.0% (1) 20.0% (1) 5
Total Voters 10
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Closes: Wed Oct 2, 2013 6:00 am
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2. Video Game: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:358]
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I didn't know about the contest, but it was approved by GeekMod just now, and I heard it fit the category. If it by any reason doesn't quality, just beep.
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3. Video Game: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:635] [Average Rating:7.79 Unranked]
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Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


Here's my review for the competition! laugh
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4. Video Game: Go Home Dinosaurs! [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:5965]
Video Game: Go Home Dinosaurs!
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(PC) Go Home is just a cute way of saying mercilessly slaughter.

A Family friendly game about a family of gophers protecting their family BBQ from the dinosaur family. A true family game.
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5. Video Game: Scribblenauts Unlimited [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:2250]
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A Video Game Review: Scribblenauts Unlimited

So the game is based around a family where the two parents are explorers and give two of their kids special magical itesm, the sister of the protagonist is cursed and you want to uncurse her and as you play you can unlock your siblings and play as them instead of Maxwell.
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6. Video Game: NBA 08: Featuring the Life Vol. 3 [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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PS2 version. This game has a feature called "The Life" where you follow a fictional team around and do training mini-games which help you learn this game's excessively complex and ineptly conceived play features. It is the third and final season for these young players to work with Coach T, who is rather like a father to the bunch. Unrealistically, the NBA life doesn't seem to include hot tubs, loose women, or champagne. It does however feature a hokey sense of community and family, which makes it perfect for this contest.
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7. Video Game: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:571]
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Coming close to the wire on this one...

From the perspective of a Studio Ghibli fanboy

Been wanting to write the review for this one for a while.
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