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GameSpot: How Games Get Shotguns Wrong

Dream-Knife

Member
Next do a video about how videogames get grappling hooks wrong. Or maybe how different jumping is in real-life.

Some things are better suited for gaming, regardless of how accurately it portrays real-life equivalents.
And that's why games invent guns. You expect realistic graphics; if you portray real guns they should function as real guns do.

I do find the mirrored and incorrect operation of guns in 1.6 and CSS endearing though.
 

Chiggs

Gold Member
People think shotguns have this ridiculous spread after like 10ft. Its all about ammo types. Federal Buckshot is essentially a firing squad of 9+ pistol calibers rounds every trigger pull. Even shotgun pistols with 2 inch snubby barrels have only like a 3 inch spread at 30ft lol. Out of a full length shotgun buckshot is deadly at 200ft, a slug is lethal at 350ft+


I'd be worried about my hand after shooting that fucker.
 
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I think it's based on game mechanics for variety situations. It's like if you had an energy weapon with different styles of attacks. It's basically like that because it is a -videogame-
 

RoadHazard

Gold Member
Playing RE4 VR now. Shotgun feels sooo good. Realistic? Who the hell knows, I've never shot one in real life, and I don't care.
 

fart town usa

Gold Member
You reminded me that I got it! I'mma try it out sometime, heard great things about FEAR
Oh damn, you're in for a treat.

First FEAR is a stone cold classic. Environments are repetitive but the AI is seriously as good as people make it out to be. The gunfights in that game are so much fun. FEAR 2 is (IMO) one of the best shooters from that gen too. FEAR 3 is fun in coop but easily the weakest of the 3.
 
Oh damn, you're in for a treat.

First FEAR is a stone cold classic. Environments are repetitive but the AI is seriously as good as people make it out to be. The gunfights in that game are so much fun. FEAR 2 is (IMO) one of the best shooters from that gen too. FEAR 3 is fun in coop but easily the weakest of the 3.
Got the first one! Thanks for the details, reminds me of the consenus on the Dead Space trilogy...sounds like I'm in for a great time with F1!
 
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