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

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CLOSED OPEN FOR VOTING
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 THE 90'S - Review any game that was originally released in the 1990's.

In first place with 26 points is
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Poll: Video Game Review Contest - June 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
Doom II: Hell on Earth 14.3% (1) 14.3% (1) 57.1% (4) Top Answer 14.3% (1) 7
Magical Tetris Challenge 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 100.0% (2) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 2
X-Com: Terror From the Deep 71.4% (5) Top Answer 28.6% (2) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 7
Medal of Honor 20.0% (1) 20.0% (1) 20.0% (1) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 5
Lego Duplo Train 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 100.0% (2) Top Answer 2
Company of Heroes 2 14.3% (1) 57.1% (4) Top Answer 14.3% (1) 14.3% (1) 7
The Enchanted Cave 2 25.0% (1) 0.0% (0) 25.0% (1) 50.0% (2) Top Answer 4
[thread=1392890]Gobliiins[/thread] 20.0% (1) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 20.0% (1) 5
Diablo III 25.0% (1) Top Answer 25.0% (1) Top Answer 25.0% (1) Top Answer 25.0% (1) Top Answer 4
Analogue: A Hate Story 14.3% (1) 57.1% (4) Top Answer 14.3% (1) 14.3% (1) 7
Total Voters 11
This poll is now closed.   11 answers
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Closes: Wed Jul 8, 2015 6:00 am
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2. Video Game: Company of Heroes 2 [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:1321]
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It was recommended that I submit my entry for the D-Day Event in here as well. Released a bit after the 90's, but I'll peruse my collection for something that came out during that decade to do a write up on. In the meantime:

Company of Heroes 2 - Для матушки-России ! (For Mother Russia!)
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3. Video Game: Doom II: Hell on Earth [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:220]
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Following up on resurgence of video gaming in the 80's (thanks largely to Nintendo and a pair of plumbers), the 90's proved to be a very pivotal decade for gaming. The 90's saw dramatic improvements in both hardware and software, and gaming as a medium of entertainment become increasingly mainstream. With the improvements in technology and acceptance of gaming as serious entertainment, developers and publishers were increasingly able to push the envelope in the games they developed, bringing forward entirely new experiences to gamers.

One such developer, id Software had already tested the waters of notoriety, and found a tremendous hit with their 1993 release of Doom (1993), considered to be one of the most influential (and at the same time, controversial) games ever released, period. The question then, was how would iD ever hope to follow up on such a monumental hit?

Enter Doom II: Hell on Earth.

Review incoming. Stay tuned.

Update: Review submitted, and pending review!

Update: Review is up!

Doom II: Hell on Earth - What iD did with Doom, iD did Better with II.

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4. Video Game: X-COM: Terror from the Deep [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:229]
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X-COM! Just like the original UFO Defense, but underwater, super hard, and Cthulhu. goo

Read the review, here:
X-COM returns to save the world from Cthulhu
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5. Video Game: Medal of Honor (1999) [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:2062]
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I just submitted my review for MOH and it should be ready to go for the contest. This is one of my favorite games of all-time and I'm glad that I got an opportunity to do a review for it.

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/19590212

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6. Video Game: Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked]
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This particular game was not released in the 1990s, but the very first Diablo game was released in 1997. This is the sequel to a sequel of a 90s game...

That's probably too much of a stretch.



One multiplayer, dungeon-crawling, RPG, fantasy, action adventure game to rule them all


Note: I posted this geeklist item immediately upon submitting the review, so it's likely still in geekmod if you're reading this before 26 June 2015.
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7. Video Game: Magical Tetris Challenge [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
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Well, I see I got some attention and decided to join in on the reviews! Make sure you check out my other reviews as well but my entry is for this classic N64 game
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8. Video Game: The Enchanted Cave 2 [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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9. Video Game: Analogue: A Hate Story [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:2324]
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10. Video Game: LEGO Duplo Train [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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