Video Game Geek Review Contest - January 2016
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This is the geeklist for the January 2016 Video Game Geek Review Contest!

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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 2015 - Please review a game released in 2015

Wow a double set of ties this month.

In joint 1st place with 17 points each are
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and tied in 3rd place with 15 points each are

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Poll: Video Game Review Contest - January 2016
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
  4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point Vote Count
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void 0.0% (0) 20.0% (1) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 40.0% (2) Top Answer 5
A Mini Falafel Adventure 0.0% (0) 25.0% (1) 25.0% (1) 50.0% (2) Top Answer 4
Batman Arkham Asylum 60.0% (3) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 20.0% (1) 0.0% (0) 5
Kessen III 60.0% (3) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 20.0% (1) 0.0% (0) 5
Quest for Glory 1: So You Want to be a Hero 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 60.0% (3) Top Answer 40.0% (2) 5
Undertale 40.0% (2) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 0.0% (0) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 5
The Adventures of Cookie & Cream 0.0% (0) 50.0% (2) Top Answer 50.0% (2) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 4
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes 0.0% (0) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 5
The Mystery of a Lost Planet 16.7% (1) 33.3% (2) Top Answer 33.3% (2) Top Answer 16.7% (1) 6
Mordheim: City of the Damned 20.0% (1) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 5
Qbeh-1: The Atlus Cube 20.0% (1) 60.0% (3) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 0.0% (0) 5
Total Voters 9
This poll is now closed.   9 answers
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2. Video Game: A Mini Falafel Adventure [Average Rating:6.67 Unranked]
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3. Video Game: Kessen III [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
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So, this clearly isn't a 2015 game, but I discovered, played, and beat it in 2015 after not realizing that one of my favorite game series of all time had a third part.

http://www.videogamegeek.com/thread/1503645/kessen-iii-overl...
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4. Video Game: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void [Average Rating:8.35 Overall Rank:1120] [Average Rating:8.35 Unranked]
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I beat this game as item of the videogame 2016 challenge.
I thought it would not be very good, but in the end, I enjoyed it a lot, so I made a review of it

Game release in November 2015!

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Legacy of the Void - Last opus of this great series - A real time strategy game that defy ages!
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5. Video Game: The Adventures of Cookie & Cream [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:2737]
Video Game: The Adventures of Cookie & Cream
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A multiplayer game you could play solo... if you were crazy

Summary: Do not play alone. Play with a partner. You'll either laugh with your partner or want to strangle each other by the end.


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This does not fit the optional theme.
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6. Video Game: Mordheim: City of the Damned [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:2886] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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A review of Mordheim: City of the damned

Great adaptation of a boardgame... as long as you understand it's an adaptation of a boardgame (see full review for comments)

Released in 2015, so it fits to this month theme

Review of the adaptation of the Bordgame Mordheim in videogame: Excellent adaptation, but DLCs to pay!
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7. Video Game: Undertale [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:602]
Video Game: Undertale
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My review of Undertale! Apologies for the pun in the review title.

Disclaimer: I'm not sorry at all.

I won't say anything about the review otherwise, I'll let you read it if interested! I will say though that I chose to leave pictures/video out, as I thought a lot of the joy of that game came from the visuals and not expecting what you were about to see.

It was released in 2015, so yay for the theme!

Happy 2016 everyone!

Undertale: A Game with Heart
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8. Video Game: Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:408]
Video Game: Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero
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My first video game review about my first favorite video game:

Sweet Memories: Jokes, Geek References and Smart Puzzles
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9. Video Game: Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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This game reminded me that I really like to explore!

Another review that does not fit this month's theme.
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10. Video Game: The Mystery of a Lost Planet [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Found this game during the Steam Holiday Sale and it was only just released in late 2015.

For the hidden object and puzzle (HOP) player, this game is one to ponder. But check out the review first!

A Mysteriously Found Game on a Planet
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11. Video Game: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:611]
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Oh my god, a bomb! Take this manual and help me, NOW! (Review)

Out in 2015, so fits to the theme
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12. Video Game: Batman: Arkham Asylum [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:33]
Video Game: Batman: Arkham Asylum
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Game published in 2009.

Link is for an article, not thread.

A Video Game Review: Batman Arkham Asylum
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