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BenTarrant

Get What You Give

Male, 21, United Kingdom

Ben harbours an intimate love for Fallout 3, Tron, and nachos – he just wishes that science would find a way of combining all three. Until that time, though, he’s going to stick to writing words about video games. PSN: InElegance

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#1

BenTarrant commented on Hands On: Does Homefront PS4's Co-Op Represent...:

@sonicmeerkat The majority of the talent involved with Timesplitters is no longer with Dambuster - Timesplitters was nearly 16 years ago anyway.

@xMEADx there is a full multiplayer aspect. The co-op is just another peripheral experience. Yeah, agree that the microtransactions are a bit odd.

@flurpsel You'll be waiting until the release of the PS5 to play this on Plus, Killzone Shadowfall and Knack are first in line as AAA Plus anyway

Thanks for reading folks!

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#2

BenTarrant commented on GAME's Share Prices Plunge as UK Retailer Is S...:

@get2sammyb Their prices are too high and they've got no other reason to go into a store. I can get almost EVERYTHING they sell online at a usually way better price. They've gone more heavy with the exclusives, but it's not the right model for them at all.

They're signing their own death warrant - I wouldn't miss them one bit. If I really need a game day one, I'll buy digital. If not, I'll just wait the delivery time knowing I've saved £15-£20 in the process. It's a shame to risk losing brick and mortar specialists, but they almost have no purpose, especially with the already mentioned staff who're notoriously inept, unknowledgable or disinterested altogether. Sad days.

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#6

BenTarrant commented on Review: Evolve (PlayStation 4):

@radbot42 There are times when this game feels great, as I've said, but it's reliance on cohesion is too great and will always bring it down in some form. It's not the only negative that rewarded it with a 6 either. 6 isn't a bad score, it has much room to improve but it's not a bad game by any stretch.

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#9

BenTarrant commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Rogue (PlayStation 3):

@Gemuarto I'm yet to have had the pleasure to play Unity and compared it loosely to things noted in Robert's review. Instead I used Black Flag as a standard seeing as it's a sequel of kinds to that game. It's a more solid experience and at the momens yes it is less buggy than Unity, hence the higher score.

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#10

BenTarrant commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Rogue (PlayStation 3):

@Gamer83 I honestly think that if they do go down that road it will not be until late next year. Even then, 3 AC titles in a year seems rather absurd considering they've clearly struggled with 2. This'll plummet in price, grab it in a month or so.

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#15

BenTarrant commented on Review: Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition...:

Becuase the controls are unforgivable. They're uninviting and relentlessly Difficult. That in itself is an issue of accessibility by default. It's enjoyment is too Exclusive, much like the Souls franchise I compare it to. The point is definitely lost on many and that's undoubtedly a damaging aspect of the title, closing the door on many of the more impatient players. I definitely agree with @get2sammyb on this Too, where the devil is Move support!?

I appreciate the angle they come at and that's reflected in the Score but even the hilarious physics gets old after your 5th attempt at a heart transplant. It's nice to know you've been enjoying it though! It'll be interesting to see how the co-op mode affects gameplay for those hitting the accessibility issues..

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#17

BenTarrant commented on Rumour: Silent Hills May Not Scare You Silly U...:

The option to jump between first or third sounds like the best option here. Silent Hill fans can experience it the classic way while newcomers from the PT can continue the experience. As for 2016, that's a fair wait for hopefully a franchise defining release. Irrespective, I'd still take this all with a truck-load of salt.

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#33

BenTarrant commented on First Impressions: PS4 Puzzler MouseCraft Whif...:

I totally get people worrying about over saturating the console with Indie titles but a fair portion of them are fantastic. While AAA titles are a big deal, these smaller titles have a lot to offer and at their low price points (£5-£12) they're a far nice option to experience than picking up a naff £55 AAA title that's been rushed and being "fixed" in innumerable patches and expensive Dlc packages.

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#34

BenTarrant commented on Review: Pure Chess (PlayStation 4):

It's chess in Its finest digital form. Just nothing particularly different from the PS3 bar graphics. If you like chess and don't own the original then go for it!

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#42

BenTarrant commented on Rumour: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark S...:

I love what High Moon has done and am on board for a ps4 title. Something following unicron would be awesome. As long as it isn't a film tie-in I'm sure we can relax and conserve our energon until more news comes along.