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Together with our friends at ROCCAT we venture to encourage and reward the best reviews on GOG.com – so welcome to the second edition of our Review of the Month contest: June/July!

For winners from May/June – keep scrolling!

Every month, you'll be able to submit your review for any game (or games!) released within the previous month. This time, the grand prize is a ROCCAT Kiro gaming mouse:
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Here's what you need to know:
—All eligible reviews must be about games that have joined the GOG.com catalog between June 1 and June 30, 2016.
—Once you have posted your review, submit it for consideration by also quoting it in this thread.
—Winners will be announced at the beginning of August, with the start of that month's contest
—The best review of each month will win a sweet piece of gaming gear, courtesy of the good people at ROCCAT. Any runner-ups will receive honorable mentions and one $9.99 code each, to be redeemed at GOG.com.
—Keep the review guidelines in mind. A good review can be both entertaining and informative, it can be brief or extensive. It doesn't need to be positive in its overall assessment of the game - as long as it's eloquent and fair (or hilarious), it has our attention.


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May/June Winners!

Congratulations — and thanks for helping make GOG.com reviews awesome! Winners were chosen by vote from the pool of eligible entries. We judged the merits of the review itself – the game and rating were not taken under consideration.

Grand Prize – ROCCAT Renga headset
For being informative, interesting to read, and honest – Kengou on The Witness.






[i]Pretentious? Yes. Brilliant? Absolutely.
[...]Prepare to be astounded when you discover the true puzzles the island holds, and the realization that you can't contain the puzzles into the little boxes Jonathan Blow has placed for you to find.

Understand that this game asks a lot of you, and it doesn't seem to thank you much for it. That's because it understands - and encourages you to learn likewise - that sometimes, the very process of learning how the creator thinks is reason enough to persevere; the very act of solving is itself its own reward. [...] See the full review.[/i]






Honorable Mentions – $9.99 GOG.com Game Code
<span class="bold">chibizoid</span> on Skyshine's Bedlam
<span class="bold">freakie1one</span> on Exanima


We'll be contacting the winners soon!
Post edited July 11, 2016 by Konrad
Congrats to the winners! :)
So list of eligable games so far?
Considering the game pages show the original release date and not the GOG release date.
Congrats to the winners, and thanks to all for the nice reviews:)
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omega64: So list of eligable games so far?
Considering the game pages show the original release date and not the GOG release date.
As far as I know there is no official list, but you could try keeping track of the releases with the weekend playlists.
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omega64: So list of eligable games so far?
Considering the game pages show the original release date and not the GOG release date.
You can sort releases by release order in the catalog and work backwards, but don't do that when I went ahead and did it for you. ;) Here's a comprehensive list of our releases in June. I rocked it by hand so let me know if you spot any errors!

Sword of the Stars: The Pit – Healer DLC
Balrum
System Shock DEMO
Parkan: The Imperial Chronicles
GUN
This War of Mine: The Little Ones
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion – Outlaw Sectors DLC
On Rustry Trails
VA11 HALL-A
Deadlight: Director's Cut
Dreamfall Chapters (now complete)
Frozen Cortex
Factorio
Deathtrap
Ashes of the Singularity: Turtle Wars DLC
Broforce
Galactic Civilizations III: "The Builder's Kit" DLC
Galactic Civilizations III: Rise of the Terrans DLC
Ori and the Blind Forest
Dex
Tharsis
Parkitect
The Park
Planetbase
Battlezone 98 Redux
Homeworld Remastered
The Solus Project (came out of InDev)
Minecraft Story Mode – Adventure Pass
Hard Reset Redux
8-Bit Armies – Guardians Campaign DLC
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut
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I didn't know that was a reviews contest.
congratulations to the winners.
For the june contest, does an early access game count if it got finished in june?
Hmmm so if I read this right... dump our review in this thread? I know I had a VallHalla review I did just a couple weeks ago I can dump here.

Also maybe Ori & the blind forest and possibly Dex...
i understand you're trying to shine a light on new releases. and that's kind of admirable, i guess?

but please open this up more. i am sure lots of people are in my exact situation, either:

the new releases don't look particularly tempting and you don't buy through that month

or

you have a giant backlog and you're playing things in that. [i'm playing loom and quest for glory 3 out of my ginormous backlog, for example] - and those titles need some review love, too.

so, yeah. i'd appreciate it if it wasn't just "what we released last month."
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lostwolfe: you have a giant backlog and you're playing things in that. [i'm playing loom and quest for glory 3 out of my ginormous backlog, for example] - and those titles need some review love, too.

so, yeah. i'd appreciate it if it wasn't just "what we released last month."
I've got several review from several games that I cover. Of course not via video, more like a long article, some 1000+ words. Probably my longest is Rebel Galaxy.

Others are pre-gog versions, or just older and my opinion isn't going to change much.

Hmmm...
Post edited July 12, 2016 by rtcvb32
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lostwolfe: i understand you're trying to shine a light on new releases. and that's kind of admirable, i guess?

but please open this up more. i am sure lots of people are in my exact situation, either:

the new releases don't look particularly tempting and you don't buy through that month

or

you have a giant backlog and you're playing things in that. [i'm playing loom and quest for glory 3 out of my ginormous backlog, for example] - and those titles need some review love, too.

so, yeah. i'd appreciate it if it wasn't just "what we released last month."
This.
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Konrad: You can sort releases by release order in the catalog and work backwards, but don't do that when I went ahead and did it for you. ;) Here's a comprehensive list of our releases in June. I rocked it by hand so let me know if you spot any errors!
Thank you. :)
So......absolutely pathetic....
Congratulations Kengou for winning the grand prize, and to freakie1one for the honourable mention!
Those were cool reviews.

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