>Keyblades are real historical weapons from China
What other video game weapons look too retarded to exist in real life but actually do?
You're just pretending right? I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
Flamberges always looked weird to me. Fantasy ones like pic make more sense than a real one for some reason.
The superior edge.
Makes me wonder what other fantasy weapons have a real life equivalent
I just don't understand. I know the application and why but I just don't see it working.
These were parrying daggers though. Not swords.
Since I don't know anything about weapons at all I thought this is was not real.
Just seemed too overpowered to be real.
>the reasoning was that it's supposed to eject a bullet to vibrate the blade more than actually shoot
>the bullets get stuck in the blade indefinitely
>the blade doesn't have a grip that goes along it's length
>terrible all around for slicing, stabbing, or general cutting.
B-buh fantasy, so it's fine!
Keyguns you nigger.
And yes those actually open doors and shoot aswell.
Nigga, getting strong weapons and making them stronger is kind of humanity's thing
Flame blades make perfect sense. They make it easier to parry, and leave larger stab wounds, without making the weapon any heavier, and sacrificing only a slight bit of stability. The only trade-off is that they're hard as fuck to make.
A flamberge of ridiculous amplitude like the one you posted would amplify the downsides immensely while reducing the effectiveness of cutting.
>The HAMMER unmanned defense system by More Industries uses dual-mounted AA-12s on the H2X-40 turret. Neural Robotics has also mounted the weapon on their AutoCopter unmanned aerial vehicle.
think about it like this
>sword with one length all the way down to a taper at the end
>blade disperses all it's momentum through the impact along the whole length, which is flat against the opponent
>this sword slices and puts pressure onto several smaller spots, making it like slicing with 5 battle axes along a sword
>slicing will remove the blade from the slice in some parts, but if you're applying pressure then the blade will cut deeper because it's like going up and down a hill for the cut, only going up is super easy as long as you can continuously apply pressure
Go back to deviantart.
Keyblades can't even function as a real weapon.
Because it required the user to put more force into their arm when parrying. And because they were so hard to make, only richer people had them made (and some thought they were ugly, so they didn't get them)
>high fantasy vidya exaggerate weapons
Who would have thought
Fair enough, but you'd be amazed at all the stupid, crazy shit people make
>Keyblades can't even function as a real weapon.
>implying a large cylindrical metal pole doesn't count as a blunt object
It's so niggas don't catch onto its bullshit.
>fantasy has to exaggerate everything found in the real world
>it looks dumb and unable to be used
>But hey, it's fantasy, who cares about aesthetics when it's made of made up metal?
>doesn't do anything
Fuck you, the gunblade is the most imaginative weapon in all of video games.
>complaining about something being unrealistic in a game where you cast magical spells at creatures who are part bear/fairy/grasshoppers, giant tobacco plants, and fleeing cacti.
>casting magic spells somehow bends how physics work
>experiencing pain from recoil from a weapon like that is gone because it's fantasy
>implying it wouldn't be easier to use a FUNCTIONING gun and FUNCTIONING blade and just hook the blade up to a battery and make it HF
nigger, you dumb
shit nigger, you the niggerist
But the op posted hook blades, not key blades, the difference being that hook blades have hooks and an edge, while keyblades are long metal pipes that function more like hammers, and have a second guard that does nothing but give the user a way to injure themselves
>older days used pistol swords
>it's a metal rod on the side of a knife
>the handle is still straight
this is how you do it right, any other way is just a gun with a bayonet and you use a bayonet for stabbing, not slashing
>you'll never have furry sora with a chainsaw
You're laughing now but imagine facing off against this
Nope, kris are indonesian ceremonial daggers, not full sized swords.
I'm fairly certain that I've seen these used by some video game characters.
It should be kept in mind that most flamed swords were ceremonial weapons. Their purpose was primarily to look good. Whether flames would make a significant difference in combat is rather questionable.
The Seven-Branched Sword.
Doesn't look very practical but was nevertheless a real thing.
>tfw I remember this character because of this.
This one too belonged to the personal guard of some Prince-Bishop of the Empire. Still, they were primarily ceremonial weapons which were more about looking fancy than being practical. Two handed swords for the battlefield were often much thinner and lighter.
why does it upset you?
because it's stupid?
fair enough, all of these things are stupid
because it's impossible?
it's not, magazine-fed revolvers have been made
they're stupid and impractical, but not impossible
>You can beat the shit out of someone then shoot at them or you can shoot at them and then beat the shit out of them
All weapons are too retarded to exist, but they do.
An executiner's sword. It doesn't have a tip as it's built for chopping.
England's nanny state bullshit never fails to amuse me.
>shoot them at the same time
Not significant, but there would be a difference.
Anyway, flamed weapons are masterrece.
>pic says hook swords
>it is keyblade guiz
PoP Warrior Within has a lot of these southeast asian weapons.
Pretty fucking sure you're would burn your finger and fuck up your wrist with this thing.
I feel like I'm watching a 70's indonesian porno.
Look at the keyblades handle. How the fuck can you functionally swing it with the hand guards chaffing your wrist? It's not efficient.What's with all these male Kingdom Heart fags on /v/? It's like MLP.
Rogue Legacy has them as a spell
>not stabbing people with a literal phallus symbol
That one was African actually.
>Weapon made of pure light and the power of good.
>Can unlock any door.
>Can materialize out of thin air.
>Can cast magic and other crazy ass shit.
>Has to actually be sharp to cut something, otherwise it's bullshit!
>and hammer cock
>with a magazine
>on a revolver
Nigger, mag fed revolver is possible, and hell, you could make it so that the magazine comes off the revolver and spins into a barrel mag that clips to the side of the chamber, so there's a secondary chamber inside that does move and the outer chamber doesn't move, but you don't put a bolt and a hammer onto the same gun and feed a magazine right into the bottom of a revolver with no opening to take bullets. That design, as is, could not work
>words have to mean something?
I remember reading somewhere that when nobles were to be executed, they got the sword instead of the axe, because the sword's blade actually made it easier to chop through with a single slicing and drawing motion for fast and relatively painless death. Normal peasants got the axe, which would sometimes take two chops and leave the person twitching and gurgling as their neck was only half-severed. But I can't provide a source, so take it with a truckload of salt.
The cypher sounds like a bad idea but I want somebody to actually try it out.
>ice skates had blades on them
>wheeled skates come around
>earn the slang term of roller blades because it's like using blades for skating on ice, except you can skate on any solid ground because of rolling friction instead of sliding friction
nigger, learn etymology before you say dumb shit
Is that a mockup of the red queen?
I know you guys love to whine about how stupid keyblades are but just stop being retarded for a few seconds and think for a little bit
>A typical key is a small piece of metal consisting of two parts: the blade, which slides into the keyway of the lock and distinguishes between different keys, and the bow, which is left protruding so that torque can be applied by the user.
The blade in keyblade does not refer to a literal blade, it refers to that little bit at the tip that would unlock shit if it were a real key. It's not even used like an edged weapon except in the cases where the specific keyblade in question has a very obvious sharp edge. For the most part a keyblade is just a fancy looking metal bat that happens to be magic, there are plenty of more retarded weapons to whine about out there.
>m-muh school shootings mean i'm free!
>If I keep my own weapons I can prevent a police state and thus guarantee muh freedom!
Americans infringe on all kinds of freedoms to feel safe, they just don't take away the ones that would make em safer.
>Implying British/European laws restrict any normal human activities that don't involve violence
So basically you want to be free to own deadly weapons so you can feel like a gangster? Even though you still can't USE them legally, of course.
>can't use them legally
Except on people who mean you harm, of course. Like the chav that got himself a knife and took your wallet and shoes.
I have to think this is /pol/ false flagging, I refuse to believe britbongs put this much faith in their state.
Only a paranoid idiot feels the need to own a weapon.
>Muh evil guvment coming to get me
Fucking retard. If that ever happened your pea shooters wouldn't help you.
Only reason you'd actually need a weapon is to protect yourself from other retards like yourself, a threat that would conveniently be removed at the same time as your own weapons.
Some fucking RETARDS up in this thread
>Implying robberies like that are common at all in the "nanny states" you speak of
>Implying you wouldn't just get killed yourself if you tried to pull out a gun on an armed robber
Usually those kind of weapons get wielded by unnaturally strong mountains of muscle.
>lel are there statist cock suckers like this in real life?
>statist cock suckers
If you're not a statist you're an anarchist, you wouldn't bring this up unless you were against statism or you don't understand what statism is. You either are for or against a state system, there is no middle ground. And yes small government or whatever the fuck your libertard dream is, is a state system.
Flambards and flamberges were used, though the real ones looked more like notched blades than wibbly wobbly swordy-wardy bullshit.
The idea is to catch and fuck with the enemy's blade/spear shaft when you parry them.
Axes are for peasants.
Swords were a mark of the nobility.
Pratchett's DEATH has a similar thing where plebs get the scythe but kings get the sword. It's probably based on real folklore, knowing him.
>complaining about something being unrealistic in a game where you cast magical spells at creatures who are part bear/fairy/grasshoppers, giant tobacco plants, and fleeing cacti.
No, fuck you, fuck you fuck you fuckyoufuckyou
I ABSOLUTELY HATE that everytime there is something pants on head retarded in fiction, people always pull the "lol it's not real" card.
Here's how this works faggot, even though a fictional universe has fantastical things, it is still governed by its own rules, things atleast have to make some form of semi-sense in the world it takes place in, otherwise, it breaks suspicion of disbelief. Of course, we all know that stuff like Godzilla not being able to support it's own weight and the likes, but atleast on SOME level, it has to make some lick of sense. The fiction has to establish some form of excuse of why things are the way they are. Even if it is a excuse as shitty as "lolmagic" but it is still an excuse.
Of course almost all fiction can be boiled down to nonsense. But when fiction has something so insultingly retarded that even a 5 year old says "that's a load of fucking bullshit" you know you are doing something wrong.
People aren't actually this retarded, right?
They don't, most britbongs would rather say and do something absolutely retarded and against natural instinct, rather than have anything in common with something they hate.
People say there is no reason to own a weapon, but all not having a weapon truly does is put you at the mercy of someone who does. If you ever run into a situation like that at the very least. Owning a small .38 for self defense isn't the same as a redneck stockpiling weapons in the middle of his forest bunker for when the zombies come
>Terrorist gets shot to ribbons
>OP PLS NERF
Nah. It's real. It's somewhat limited in usefulness though because it's still a shotgun, which means it has limited range and armor penetration compared to a rifle round.
>he says that it is not a blade in any way
>he says that when he says blade he means key blade to mean the weapon in question and not that he thinks it is a sword or edged weapon
not even 2 minutes in and you're already retarded
We need the ultimate weapon for our ultimate hero
>boss, what if we take a gun and a sword and fuses it together?
Fucking brilliant. Fund it and tell me more
>okay. So the main hero has this gun that shoots a shitload of different weapons. Inside each bullet is a...,
No. No. NO. That's stupid. No main character wields a ranged weapon. He will look like a pussy. FIX IT
>okay. What if we flip it. We give him a sword that looks like a gun. And in order to cut something, you have to shoot it
It won't be ranged?
> no sir.
Good. That was very creative of you. Now how can we make the hero appeal to kids these days? I saw some faggot being emo the other day. ..
England doesn't have a hellhole like Detroit inflating the statistics. Cops don't even go there, man.
>they wouldn't have guns if they werent sold guns
They weren't sold them by any reputable vendor. Detroit has some of the strictest regulations in the states.
Some were. Generally speaking I think, the ones with the really long, wavy patterns were more for the looks, especially the ones that were rapiers (flamberges)
Flambards however (what happens when a zwiehander rapebabies with a flamberge) had much tighter patterning, and were often of a weight and size that indicated actual use. Ceremonial swords were much, much bigger and heavier than their useful counterparts.
>That bit at the end where he cuts off half the guard
Holy shit that looks so much better.
Why couldn't it have been like that in the actual game?
He still analyzes it like an edged weapon for most of the video when it's clearly a bludgeoning weapon. It especially bothered me when he was talking about hitting with the bit at the end even though all the animations have you hitting with the opposite side of the weapon. Also the part where he was saying you could use it effectively with that one technique is actually used in quite a few attacks.
The video would have been better if he'd watched some gameplay to see how they use it before he spent 6 minutes talking about shit that doesn't apply.
This has nothing to do with this thread, but Colias was the coolest blond nigga ever. I was highly disappointed that he didn't show in AAI2.
Maybe in AA6 or AAI3 if those are ever made.
The keyblade is a club, not a hook sword. If that was ever a consideration, Sora would be more than bash people over the head with it. Anyone who has seen the concept art would know the design is merely coincidence.
I'm saying England doesn't have a city that has gone through such a economic crash that there are several IRA equivalents running around shooting eachother to death. That's a statistic- AND THEN I READ THE FUCKING POST PROPERLY
Give them some slack, I mean if you played a genre where enemies are not allowed to be interesting, characters are all cardboard cutouts and the stories intentionally make no sense you would think gunblades were imaginative too.
I mean it's not like creativity is allowed to exist anywhere else in those games.
This shit. The second time I saw it in a game I thought they were blatently ripping off the first game I saw it in. I just could not fucking believe that a real weapon looked this
If we are going to take a detour from the thread, we might as well discuss how colias paeleno was the greatest witness in the series and a true pleasure to work with.
Nigga never lies to you, helps you figure shit out, actually wants you to catch the bad guy, open to listening to what you have to say. When we got to the point where I found out about the statues and he told me his was fake, I woulda kept that shit a secret for that nigga. It's the least I could do for someone so helpful for a change
I'm still trying, to this day, figure out how they came up with that design.
I feel like they were trying to make a G36 2.0, complete with the retarded sights. But at the same time they just threw out what makes the G3 family pretty good, and made it look like plastic shit.
Not exactly what you meant, OP, but here.
The thing not a lot of people realize with scythes is that in real life they don't look how they are portrayed. The axis of the blade is perpendicular to the axis of the pole, not aligned.
So yeah, not very good as weapons, but I'd be interested too see the practicality of scythes as they are shown in vidya
There's nothing wrong with wanting that. But the execution was horrible. It got canceled pretty damn fast compared to how long they tinkered with the ACR.
But HK won anyway. They put out the XM8 and the 416, with the latter winning favor.
I'd say scythes are very effective when giant magical scythes appear behind people and pull them closer to you so you can hurt them with your point blank magic nuke.
Or perhaps when little one spawn randomly all over the room and just spin towards people until they either hit something or fly so far that they disappear again.
The SC3000 from Splinter Cell exists in real life called FN F2000.
>I watch lindybeige
And the "grim reaper" style of scythe would be just as retarded as actual scythes. It's a big, heavy blade, that has only one sharp side: The side that faces YOU.
It can't be used to thrust or slash. It can basically only be used for slow, stupid overhead attacks or by swinging it past the enemy and pulling it in to cut them on the back. Either way, anyone with a sword or normal polearm is going to rape you.
Actually, the Malaysian armed forces are using a variant of the XM8 that has picatinny rails on it.
It got dropped elsewhere mostly because ir was expensive, and because early on it had a lot of issues, so even though they got worked out fast, it still has the reputation of being "That one gun that melted"
it was so cool looking they put it in outer space!
Yeah, that was fixed in the first revision of the weapon.
>And the "grim reaper" style of scythe would be just as retarded as actual scythes. It's a big, heavy blade, that has only one sharp side: The side that faces YOU.
Who says it would only have one sharp side? If we are imagining what a fictional version of a weapon is like, there's no need to constrain it like that.
I imagine having it bladed on both sides, plus adding a spike to the top might result in something useful, it could be used as both a spear, and to hook shields and limbs.
>says in my intial post that real life scythes as weapons are fucking retarded
I'm suggesting ways to modify them to not be retarded as weapons without changing the main distinctive feature of them.
There were tribes in africa that added parts to their blades for intimidation purposes. A specific tribe made penis shaped swords to show how they were gonna rape the enemy afterwards.
Do you weebs even think about how you'd wield it? Its impossible.
>double edged curved blades
It's still retarded though. You can't make a proper slash with it. Only use it like a push broom or a pickaxe, both of which are retarded.
>the SC3000 exists
it's similar yes, but it does not actually exist as portrayed in the game
Kingdoms of Amalur's chakrams are dank as fuck. They're controlled by magic so they spin around you and fuck shit up all magic like
And in regards to thread, BLADE FANS
What does that have anything to do with anything?
Nobody claimed plastic is futuristic. They were saying the weapon looked futuristic.
Anon it's a fucking metal club, what could possible be difficult about wielding it. Heavier, more unwieldy weapons have seen widespread use
On a related note, I find it funny how people always talk about how it's physically impossible to hold and fire miniguns and use them by hand, how it would break your arms, yet fucking fpsrussia is able to do it without any problems. It's like people spout stuff without actually trying it.
>add a spike on top
There's already something like that, and it's leagues better than a scythe
>Defending the XM8
No anon, you'd have better luck throwing it if you get near any mud or sand. That's why HK's 416 and G3 designs do leagues better than the XM8.
I know militaries are wanting to ween off the M4/16 designed weapons. But the XM8 is not a way to go.
Its a swordbreaker, son. Theres notches in the blade to catch and hook other swords, and disarm.
I get upset when neckbeards are so easily influenced by childrens games they treat them as gospel for real world things. Can't believe some of the shit you faggots spew.
It might as well be true, but fact is that the majority of weapons used in combat haven't been flamed (in fact, I've never seen a flamed weapon that was recovered from a battlefield), while the majority of flamed weapons have been primarily meant for ceremonial purposes. If there was a benefit it clearly wasn't significant enough, otherwise we'd have seen more of them.
>No anon, you'd have better luck throwing it if you get near any mud or sand.
u wot m8, the xm8 preformed amazingly in dust tests
Of course, i'm not saying it would make it better then existing weapons, I'm just brainstorming some ways it might be somewhat useful. I'm aware that if the curved blade of a scythe had a large combat niche it would have been used as such, and that similar weapons with the same function I am describing did exist, I'm just having fun, and I'd like to see somebody try it and use it in a sparring scenario or against armored gel torso's just to see what would happen.
Never seen one in video games, but posted anyway because it's the greatest weapon of all time.
Think for one second, try thinking about where you'd put your hands and how you'd swing it. Its impractical, its ridiculous, its a fucking cartoon. I can't believe someone has to actually explain this to you, or that people would defend this design for real world purposes. You blind tits.
>>complaining about something being unrealistic in a game where you cast magical spells at creatures who are part bear/fairy/grasshoppers, giant tobacco plants, and fleeing cacti.
Nigga, there are no rules or expectations for how magic should work, there are for weapons. If you're gonna design some fantasy sword, you can do it without going overboard and making a pizzacutter.
>Think for one second, try thinking about where you'd put your hands and how you'd swing it. Its impractical, its ridiculous,
None of us debated this.
But it's not like it would be super hard to hurt people with it, either.
You want futuristic? Try the HK G11. Too bad this never went anywhere.
I still can't believe this shit actually exist, it's so fucked up
>Outperforms the M4
But did it beat the chauchat?
You're saying its a functional weapon, its not. Its a badly designed farce. You may as well hit someone with a pipe, fuck it'd be more usable than that piece of shit.
Difficulty played a factor
Even if they were the most effective weapons at the time they'd still be too expensive to utilize in an army.
They likely became ceremonial solely because rich people were unwilling to let the swords be lost.
>You're saying its a functional weapon
A fork is a functional weapon. Nobody said it'd be a good weapon.
> You may as well hit someone with a pipe, fuck it'd be more usable than that piece of shit.
And you'd be right.
>>Fantasy games have to adhere to physics, else it's just unrealistic!
Well, yes. You need a base level of realism.
Things fall down when they're dropped.
Things get wet if you leave them out in the rain.
People need to eat or they starve.
People die when they're killed.
An ordinary person can't lift his own house.
Horses have four legs and eat plants and can't talk.
The sky is blue.
If you break with this kind of realism it better have a damn good explanation.
>it's not like it would be super hard to hurt people with it, either.
Yet somehow cast iron frying pans were never brought into the front lines of war
what's actually so advanced about it? I know it uses caseless ammo but I don't know anything else about it other than that the internal mechanism is made of german space magic.
Why would you design an indestructible sword that deals more damage by being shot point blank to vibrate WHEN YOU COULD JUST HOOK IT UP TO A POWER SOURCE THAT VIBRATES THE BLADE CONSTANTLY.
Then you woudn't have to bother with timed hits, although they could leave that mechanic in and just handwave it with "the battery is limited so you should only activate it when you're hitting something" or something like that.
>Yet somehow cast iron frying pans were never brought into the front lines of war
None of us ever said it would be an effective weapon in combat compared to other weapons, merely that it could still easily be used as one and cause injury.
I guess when people say that swords are side arms they mean the bow and spear was the most used combo in battlefields all over the world.
The spear itself was the AK47 of medieval times. It was easy & cheap to manufacture, easy to maintain, and simple to use. It was a good balance between weight, speed, handling, and striking power. And when used correctly, just as deadly as any expensive sword.
Not everyone could have a sword, but almost anyone could have a sword.
Well it was.
Not because it was intelligent or because it was realistic or anything, just because it was enteratining to see gel torso's get gutted in slo mo.
>you will never find HD torrents that have seeders
an ancient egyptian sword.
looks retarded, right?
-can use it to stab
-can use it like an axe
-can use it to pull an enemy shield
>Talk about guns
>Talk about axes
>Yet no one has spoken about the Gun Axe
Dual wield for maximum greatness.
these are in FFXIV, but not quite as sinister looking
>Not everyone could have a sword, but almost anyone could have a sword.
What's the little hole for? It's called a lantern shield so is that where the little lantern is held?
Could these be made to withstand bullets with that little hole being a housing for a small pistol?
Rich people died too though and plenty of people were well rich enough to afford weapons like this. Mercenaries weren't exactly poor and warfare was their profession, their arms and armour their capital. They'd likely have invested in these weapons had they been useful. Keep in mind that this was well during the early modern period when warfare was mostly done by professionals who were all properly equipped.
>war in iraq
>soldiers keep dying from IED's
>because of shitty humvees that offer little/no explosive protection
>vehicles called MRAP's available, way safer than humvees
>turns out the company who manufactured humvees lobbied (bribed lol) congress SPECIFICALLY to block the military from switching to MRAP's so they could keep making money
i wonder what happened in the case of the XM8?
this thing was so dangerous the kings banned it for centuries.
Did you not read the part right after that?
Just make it an HF blade with a vibration cell that you have to pull the trigger to activate temporarily in bursts.
Then you could keep the gun design, keep the
pointlessgameplay mechanic, and you wouldn't have a fucking stupid design.
Hell, that's how I thought Lionheart originally functioned. It looks like a laser sword in-game so I figured the blade was made of energy and you use pulse ammo to increase the blade intensity momentarily, which would make actual sense. But then Dissidia came along and ruined that.
Well, technically you can modify a revolver for more firepower if you bore the cylinder and the barrel to accommodate larger rounds. You raise the possibility of the gun jamming or cracking though. The magazine is what gets me though, holy fuck.
This, not to mention that actual good steampunk actually looks fucking cool. It's more than just welding gears on things. You have to understand the engineering principals of the era.
If you want to see Mair's techniques in motion, there's a South German, perhaps Austrian, HEMA group which also practices the techniques described in his book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PidR2NprFo&t=27m40s
They're actually making use of the odd alignment of the blade in their cuts.
You didn't think it was possible for a shotgun to be fully automatic? Seriously? You don't even have to know anything about guns to not be this retarded. Do you live in Japan where guns don't exist? That would be the only reasonable excuse.
not with these they don't
I think we reached the point that if it exists, it's a weapon in Dynasty Warriors now
Japan at least has airsoft as a popular pastime. They dont actually frown on guns as a concept, it's just the bullshit we put in their constitution.
If a cop in England sees you holding a banana the wrong way however, prepare your fucking anus.
It's a Renaissance tacticool gadget.
There's a lantern inside which gives off light through the hole. The gauntlet has a mechanism inside which allows the hole to be closed so you can use it for signals, but you can also hide during night operations or rapidly open it on an unsuspecting enemy to blind him.
>Live in Glasgow
>Police recently started carrying handguns because the gangs are packing assault rifles
Presumably the police won't start packing SMGs or rifles until the gangs get RPGs.
I don't think we've seen a meteor hammer, either.
Ok, now point to me a single thing they do that couldn't do better with a normal polearm.
Alternatively, show me a video where someone with a scythe faces someone with a real weapon.
It just needed a folded tripod and laser sight to be perfect.
Reminds me of True Crime streets of LA where you pimp out your guns to max and they're practically squares from all the modifications.
>Ok, now point to me a single thing they do that couldn't do better with a normal polearm.
It's not meant to be "better" than a normal polearm. It's all makeshift weaponry, the type of stuff you use to defend yourself when you have nothing better available.
Everything in the Souls games.
>Slower and less accurate than a normal rifle round because shotguns are lower pressure.
I'm going to ignore that and just point out that Frag12 rounds are just as slow and inaccurate
>Why aren't they a thing in video games?
Probably because video game developers don't look at history but only at the D&D manual.
Yet for some reason people think historical games were "boring" and only fantasy games were cool.
Spears are good in 3 situations
1 - giving a poor person a cheap weapon
2 - cavalry charges (using in and using against)
3 - fighting in tight, non-moving formation
If you aren't doing any of these things, a sword is more useful.
However the simple fact is that almost every battle contained at least one of these 3 situations.
That would explain black weeaboos.
Field battles that is.
Lots of fighting takes place in duel or self-defence situations, sieges and assaults on cities or buildings, etc. - there a sword is probably a better choice too.
The spear (lance, pike, etc.) is the king of the battlefield however.
It had very low recoil as well. But mending it on the field was a pain in the ass.
so... it basically glows and you can slice with the sword or poke with the sticks in your hands...
ok, I get it, you can attack and defend with the same hand, why the fuck though you have a lantern inside it?
>Implying it wouldn't just be HOLOHAX and ANCIENT ALIENS GENERAL threads all day.
Why would you bring your axe along when you're out in the field harvesting?
Why would you have more than one axe per household so both you and your bro can have one?
Axes aren't exactly cheap for a peasant.
I thought that Fallout 2 made out that shit. As a kid, I even thought it was a easter egg for Bill Goldberg.
>why the fuck though you have a lantern inside it?
It's for night operations. You can use it for signals, lighting your way or blinding your opponent by rapidly opening and closing the hole.
Can you imagine someone charging at you while wearing that shit though?