Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest - February 2015
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This is the geeklist for the February 2015 Video Game Geek Review Contest!

POLL CLOSED FOR ENTRIES
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WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW

1) Any video game review submitted to VGG during the contest month is eligible for entry to the contest.
2) If your review is around 500 words and contains images you will receive a 2 door prize simply for entering it in the contest.
3) Every month there will also be a suggested theme. Any Reviews meeting this theme will be awarded an extra 3 entry bonus.
4) To enter post your review to this geeklist by the last day of the month.
5) Once the geekist has closed for entries a voting poll will be opened for a week. This poll will decide the winners.
6) Winners will receive the following:
1st place: 60bag and an exclusive microbadge: Microbadge: Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winner
2nd place: 40bag
3rd place: 20bag
4th Place 10bag

This month's optional Theme is: board game - Any review of a Video game version of a board game submitted to this contest will receive a 3 bonus.

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In 1st place with an amazing 62 points -

In 2nd place with 25 points -
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In 3rd place with 23 points -
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In 4th place with 16 points -
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Poll: Video Game Review Contest - February 2015
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
Mario Party 27.3% (3) 0.0% (0) 45.5% (5) Top Answer 27.3% (3) 11
Etrian Odyssey III 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 66.7% (4) Top Answer 33.3% (2) 6
Fairway Solitaire 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 40.0% (2) 60.0% (3) Top Answer 5
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 40.0% (2) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 0.0% (0) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 5
Shelter 0.0% (0) 42.9% (3) Top Answer 28.6% (2) 28.6% (2) 7
Banjo Kazooie 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 100.0% (1) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 1
Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon 70.6% (12) Top Answer 23.5% (4) 5.9% (1) 0.0% (0) 17
Last Inua 0.0% (0) 60.0% (3) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 20.0% (1) 5
Borderlands 2 22.2% (2) 22.2% (2) 44.4% (4) Top Answer 11.1% (1) 9
Lost Pig 28.6% (2) 0.0% (0) 42.9% (3) Top Answer 28.6% (2) 7
Berzerk 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 100.0% (2) Top Answer 2
Planet Stronghold 0.0% (0) 20.0% (1) 60.0% (3) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 5
Poker Night 2 0.0% (0) 33.3% (2) 50.0% (3) Top Answer 16.7% (1) 6
Total Voters 19
This poll is now closed.   19 answers
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Closes: Sat Mar 7, 2015 6:00 am
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2. Video Game: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:215]
Video Game: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
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I wrote this review for this month's contest, but then I found out I won last month's. I don't see anywhere in the rules anymore that the winner can't enter in the following month, but in case I missed it, please disregard this entry.

This game has nothing to do with boardgames, though you could play a few boardgames in the game if you were so inclined to waste your time.


Assassin's Creed, aka the extra baggage of "Black Flag"
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3. Video Game: Last Inua [Average Rating:5.67 Unranked]
Video Game: Last Inua
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I'm in for this month, now that I'm still on time

A tale of father and son
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4. Video Game: Borderlands 2 [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:91]
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In, for the first time, with the first review I've ever written

Why I love Borderlands 2
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5. Video Game: Poker Night 2 [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:3893]
Video Game: Poker Night 2
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It's about poker, so it has a boardgame theme, but it's not really about the poker:


More Personality than Poker
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6. Video Game: Mario Party [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:2168]
Video Game: Mario Party
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I'm also in with my first VGG review!

I looked back at the very first Mario Party game.

I'm Not the Messiah, I'm Just a Mario Party Player! - A Mario Party Review

Also who would have thought it? My first review AND its a board game style video game to keep in with this month's theme! Almost like I did it on purpose (I didn't it was totally coincidence)!

Game on! ninja
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7. Video Game: Banjo-Kazooie [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:193]
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My first ever VGG review.

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8. Video Game: Lost Pig [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:1165]
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Sir Barad, our community activities Dwarf of immense influence, pointed me in to this great geeklist that (after this first time) I will gladly post more reviews to grow this part of VGG.

"Grunk plant seed, put dirt on top. Grunk remember water and pour on dirt where seed be. Grunk sit on ground to watch seed grow. Grunk still watching seed."

My review this month was for an interactive fiction game on my 2015 Geeky Goals geeklist:

For the Love of the Pig - Grunk’s Search and Rescue
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9. Video Game: Shelter [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:4269]
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I completed this review for the Valentine's Weekend competition. Uploaded some of my first images to a game gallery as well. I need to think of doing that more often, especially on games that have few images.

Shelter - Protecting the Ones You Love
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10. Video Game: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:1393]
Video Game: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City
My first video game review and my first time entering this contest! I wrote it for the Valetines Weekend event focusing on one of my favourite games so it may not be an entirely objective review .

Love Letter to EO3

God bless,
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11. Video Game: Berzerk [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:3208]
Video Game: Berzerk
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The first review of an old addictive goldie: Berzerk.

Well once it passes modding. If it passes modding.

It has a board game connection too.


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12. Video Game: Planet Stronghold [Average Rating:6.25 Unranked]
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Another month, another visual novel review.

Where is the love?
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13. Video Game: Fairway Solitaire [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:4820]
Video Game: Fairway Solitaire
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Review is in geekmod, as are the images - so it would be cool if the images could be pushed through and then the review!
I will edit the review once it's through to make sure the images work over on the right where I've thrown them.


To my mind, this being a Solitaire card game, it fits with the theme of boardgames. But I leave that up to you all to decide

Review is at: Whiles away the time nicely, and is great for children learning numbers too!
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14. Video Game: Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:4541] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Video Game: Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon
Here's my review of Warhammer 40K: Armageddon, a fun wargame-based translation of the tabletop miniatures setting. Very loose translation.

Enjoy!

http://videogamegeek.com/article/18470103#18470103
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