Jess Nickelsen


9 games reviewed
78.3 average score
80 median score
55.6% of games recommended
Scores 4.7 higher than average

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Jess Nickelsen
Mar 7, 2016

Everlasting winter: who will break first - your city, or you?

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Jess Nickelsen
8.5 / 10.0 - Shadowrun: Hong Kong
Sep 14, 2015

Definitely one for newbs and phreaks alike.

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Jess Nickelsen
9 / 10.0 - Cities: Skylines
Apr 27, 2015

Ultimately there's less micro-management in Cities: Skylines than in SimCity, but it in no way feels like something cut-down or "cloney." No, Cities: Skylines is its own game - an impressive feat considering the lineage of the genre.

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Jess Nickelsen
Apr 7, 2015

Drawbacks aside, there is still so much here that adds to the base Sims 4 game I have to mark this as a "must have" for Sims 4 players. Like I mentioned in my first Sims 4 review, the series is a bit of a living, breathing thing that is always changing and evolving. Bugs emerge, patches are released, and that big old  Sims world just keeps on turning.

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Jess Nickelsen
7 / 10.0 - Blackguards 2
Feb 9, 2015

For someone under time constraints and with little patience for having to repeat a long, slow, tough, scenario multiple times, I have to confess that although I wanted to like it, Blackguards 2 hasn't been one of my top gaming experiences.

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Jess Nickelsen

I've found Beyond Earth to be the Civ-equivalent of reading a John Grisham novel: you know it's not really the best of its kind, but at the same time it is quite more-ish. It's just as compelling and "one more turn"-ish as the others in the series. For these reasons, and the fact that I had a straight-out great time playing it, Beyond Earth gets the thumbs-up from me.

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Jess Nickelsen
8.5 / 10.0 - The Sims 4
Sep 8, 2014

Despite what's been left out, The Sims 4 feels like it's heading in the right direction.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Monochroma
May 30, 2014

Perhaps such questions aren't meant to be thought about too deeply, but as I struggled with the controls and watched the brothers die over and over again, I couldn't help but wonder what they - and subsequently I - were doing there in the first place.

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Jess Nickelsen
May 14, 2014

[D]espite my desire for a bit, well, more, The Last Tinker does seem to meet the company's own objective. For that they are to be congratulated.

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