February 2017 VideoGameGeek Review Contest
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Welcome to the geeklist for the February 2017 VideoGameGeek Review Contest!

This contest is open to all registered users on VGG who post a video game review during the contest month.

This month's optional theme is NOSTALGIA - Review a game you enjoyed playing many years ago and include in your review some commentary comparing your opinion then to your opinion now. Some games don't hold up to the test of time, so be sure to highlight how your impression from your original play has shifted based on a recent play.


How to Participate:

1 Write a review for any video game and submit it to the appropriate game's database page on VGG during the contest month. Add a link to your review as a new item on this geeklist before the last day of the month. Add a separate geeklist item for each entry.
2 Earn geekgold! If your review is around 500 words or more (and, ideally, contains images) you will receive a 2 door prize simply for entering it in the contest. You will receive a 1 door prize if your review is very short.
3 Earn more geekgold! There is an optional theme each month. Any reviews meeting this theme will be awarded an extra 3 entry bonus. Simply state in your entry whether or not you meet the optional theme.


How to Win:

1 A voting poll will be opened for one week after the geeklist is closed for new entries. The winner will be determined by the results of the poll.
2 Any and all registered users are allowed to vote in the poll, including users who submit a review for the contest.
3 Please do not solicit votes for your review! Any user found to be soliciting votes will be asked not to participate in future contests.


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February Winners:

In First Place with 32 points is

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In Second Place with 22 points is

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In Third Place with 20 points is

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The Fine Print:
- There is no minimum word count requirement. The geekgold door prize is awarded to all entries that are near to or exceed 500 words.
- Soliciting votes for the contest as a whole is acceptable and encouraged. Soliciting votes for a single review is prohibited.
- Users may enter any number of reviews they wish each month. Users entering multiple reviews may receive multiple awards in the same month.
- Winning an award one month does not prohibit a user from participating in subsequent months.
- Any user may vote in the poll regardless of whether or not they submitted a review. Each user may only vote once. Creating additional accounts for the purpose of voting is prohibited.
- Award placement is determined by a weighted majority vote. Votes for 1st place earn 4 points, 2nd place 3 points, 3rd place 2 points, and 4th place 1 point. Placement is determined by points following the vote.
- Ties in award placement will be broken by the number of votes for 1st place, followed by number of votes for 2nd place, then 3rd place, and lastly 4th place. If the tied reviews received exactly the same number of votes in all categories, then the tied reviews will remain tied and earn the same award placement. The subsequent award places will be skipped. (E.g. if 2 reviews tie for 2nd, there will be no 3rd place award.)
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Poll: Video Game Review Contest - February 2017
After reading the reviews submitted this month, award points to the ones you like. Please base your vote on the quality of the review (whatever that means to you) and not on whether you like the reviewed game, are friends with the author, or any other bias. You may vote for as many or as few reviews as you want for each award placement.
Vote for the best reviews of the month from February 2017.
  1st (4 points) 2nd (3 points) 3rd (2 points) 4th (1 point) Vote Count
DuckTales: Quest for the Gold -- Back to the Past: DuckTales 0.0% (0) 25.0% (1) 25.0% (1) 50.0% (2) Top Answer 4
Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005) -- A venerable and varied Star Wars experience 42.9% (3) Top Answer 42.9% (3) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 14.3% (1) 7
Ancient Domains of Mystery -- Dungeon Diving as an @ 20.0% (1) 20.0% (1) 40.0% (2) Top Answer 20.0% (1) 5
Doom (1993) -- My Nostalgia For Hell 25.0% (2) 12.5% (1) 50.0% (4) Top Answer 12.5% (1) 8
The Operative: No One Lives Forever -- Cate Archer for President 55.6% (5) Top Answer 44.4% (4) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 9
Gothic -- Awakening the Sleeper 0.0% (0) 25.0% (1) 50.0% (2) Top Answer 25.0% (1) 4
Star Wars: Rebellion -- The Rebellion is still on! 25.0% (1) 25.0% (1) 50.0% (2) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 4
Columns -- Match-3 On The Go 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 33.3% (1) 66.7% (2) Top Answer 3
Zero Escape: Time Dilemma -- A mix of excellence and disappointment 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 100.0% (1) Top Answer 1
Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney -- This game's mere existence amuses me. It being really good is just a bonus. 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 100.0% (1) Top Answer 0.0% (0) 1
Keen Dreams -- What's in a Dream 0.0% (0) 33.3% (1) Top Answer 33.3% (1) Top Answer 33.3% (1) Top Answer 3
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This poll is now closed.   11 answers
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Closes: Wed Mar 8, 2017 6:00 am
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Video Game: Star Wars: Rebellion
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First approved review of mine for the month. This is within the optional theme of nostalgia.

The review is a bit overall, though I mainly play Empire in the game

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Video Game: Gothic (2001)
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My review on my thoughts about Gothic (2001).

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4. Video Game: Columns [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:5354]
Video Game: Columns
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Match-3 On The Go -- A Review of Columns for Sega Game Gear

This review qualifies for the theme of Nostalgia.

The Sega Game Gear was a big part of my pre-teen life through on to when I left home for college. And the first game I played on it was Columns, the first pack-in game. Every time I hear the little title screen jingle, it brings me back to the summer of 1991, playing my Game Gear with money I had saved up myself, and preaching the Gospel Of Game Gear over the Heresy Of Game Boy to anyone who would listen.

I still play Columns to this day, and I still have pretty much the same opinion of it. Its fun, but the Kill Mode on Level 9 is a bit too harsh. Of course, I thought the same thing when I was 11! All in all this game is still a lot of fun to noodle around with!
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5. Video Game: Doom (1993) [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:270] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
Video Game: Doom (1993)
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I am looking to review one of my old favorites, Doom on SEGA 32X. I may also look at Virtua Fighter 2 on SEGA Saturn and/or Two Crude Dudes on SEGA Genesis if time permits. These are all games that make me feel nostalgic. Doom will be my top priority, however.

My Doom review is now in GeekMod. The other two games will have to wait for a different review cycle.

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25194193

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6. Video Game: The Operative: No One Lives Forever [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:356]
Video Game: The Operative: No One Lives Forever
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My recent review for The Operative: No One Lives Forever:
Cate Archer for President

Played this back in 2001 after it first came out. Must have sold/traded the original copy because I now have a GOTY edition. The GOTY edition certainly installs on 64 bit systems without any issues (and is patched to version 1.04).

I have about 10 hours into the game (probably about 1/2 or so done from my recollection), but real life is taking up some of my gaming time. Does this recent replay still hold up? Check out my full review to find out!
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7. Video Game: Zero Time Dilemma [Average Rating:8.38 Overall Rank:1876]
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My review for the closing entry in the Zero Escape trilogy. Was an interesting endcap, as I liked and disliked a lot about it in equal measure.
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8. Video Game: Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:5238]
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My review for an amusing melding of two franchises I've enjoyed.
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9. Video Game: Keen Dreams [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:3755]
Video Game: Keen Dreams
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...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the steep cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
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What's in a Dream: A Review of Keen Dreams

Not nostalgic for me... but very nostalgic for my husband!
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This is a review I made for a game I have played a lot as a kid, and then rediscovred.

(A Nostalgia Review
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11. Video Game: Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005) [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:282]
Video Game: Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005)
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Battlefront II, a venerable and varied Star Wars experience.
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12. Video Game: Ancient Domains of Mystery [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:759]
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Dungeon Diving as an @

I also had pictures to upload for the review but it looks like all picture and file uploads are disabled...

This qualifies as a nostalgia review.
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