Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest - December 2013 - Collecting
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This is the geeklist for the December 2013 Video Game Geek Review Contest!

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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 26th December 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 Collecting. Please review a video game in which you collect something within the game. Anything from collecting as the main focus to a meaningless side quest is valid.

Submissions are due by 26/12/2013 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 results are in. A very tight month indeed.

In 1st place with 25 points
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in 3rd place with 22 points
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Poll: December Review Contest - Collecting
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
Tearaway 33.3% (3) Top Answer 22.2% (2) 11.1% (1) 33.3% (3) Top Answer 9
Crimson Skies 11.1% (1) 22.2% (2) 44.4% (4) Top Answer 22.2% (2) 9
Rayman Origins 44.4% (4) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 44.4% (4) Top Answer 11.1% (1) 9
Jamestown 11.1% (1) 44.4% (4) Top Answer 22.2% (2) 22.2% (2) 9
Total Voters 9
This poll is now closed.   9 answers
Poll created by TMVM
Closes: Thu Jan 2, 2014 6:00 am
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2. Video Game: Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:1110]
Video Game: Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
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This game centers on collecting money, tokens, and new aircraft which enables you to increase your lethality and tactical options. You have to wander around to collect the aircraft and the coins and in some cases, these things are well-hidden.

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3. Video Game: Jamestown [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1208]
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A Computer Game Review: Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony

Collecting gears and cogs is necessary to get the Vaunt ability, and is crucial for getting a high score.
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4. Video Game: Rayman Origins [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:186]
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A Video Game Review: Rayman Origins

Collecting Lums is critical to progress, and is what gives the game most of it's challenge.

You also collect Ruby teeth and Electoons.
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5. Video Game: Tearaway [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:3998]
Video Game: Tearaway
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