What weapon you want P5 MC use instead of a cliche sword?

#31CaptainSackboyPosted 1/6/2013 12:14:15 PM
Imperatorzed posted...
Swords are awesome, what are you guys on about?

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I agree that swords are awesome.

I'm just tired of the main characters in JRPGs using them.

Thanks a lot Cloud Strife! X_X
#32RihawfPosted 1/6/2013 12:17:02 PM
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#33FScellPosted 1/6/2013 12:17:52 PM
You wanna use swords in your High Fantasy/Medieval/Whatever setting then go nuts, they're pretty cool as weapons go.

But stop using swords where they make no goddamn sense.
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#34_BTT_Posted 1/6/2013 12:25:21 PM
From: FScell | #033
You wanna use swords in your High Fantasy/Medieval/Whatever setting then go nuts, they're pretty cool as weapons go.

But stop using swords where they make no goddamn sense.

I actually think that within the context of P4 it made perfect sense, but I agree entirely.
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#35SuperSocratesPosted 1/6/2013 12:25:55 PM
A pair of tonfa.
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#36CrimsonmistPosted 1/6/2013 12:27:19 PM
CaptainSackboy posted...
Thanks a lot Cloud Strife! X_X


A few images promotional and in game before 1996

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/11/Soul_Blazer_battle.gif/220px-Soul_Blazer_battle.gif

http://lazytechguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Dragon-quest-1-box.jpg

http://www.goatstore.com/photos/Sega/Saturn/364220_Lunar-Silver-Star-Story_instructions_00.jpg

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/4/46574/1168512-crono1.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/Blackjack1223/Persona%201%20Lets%20Play/Battle%20Example/battleexample1.jpg

I get that FF7 is the most overrated (which I find hard to believe given that it is s*** on from up high in every conversation ever) game of all time. But let us not pretend that it set the standards on main characters in JRPGs using swords as the primary weapon, jokingly or not.

FScell posted...
You wanna use swords in your High Fantasy/Medieval/Whatever setting then go nuts, they're pretty cool as weapons go.

But stop using swords where they make no goddamn sense.


In that case Digital Devil Saga should be the standard for modern JRPGs as when you are in human form conventional weaponry is used. The problem is at least to me human form was somewhat stale and very situational. Probably could be dealt with better in other games.

While I shard this sentiment for most games in a modern setting I'm not necessarily against it in Persona 3 and 4, 4 especially due to lack of resources the party has for material goods realistically compared to SEES and over all campy nature the game as a whole has. So while nonsensical for practicality it matches for tone but would work with no weapons at all (but at the same time going that route angers me much as most fights in the P4 animation did).
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#37Psychofang12001Posted 1/6/2013 12:27:44 PM
Given there shadows and there's blood usually a chainsaw would be awesome lol
#38ZembaphobiaPosted 1/6/2013 12:29:40 PM
I'm fine with a generic sword. It gives me good range when fighting shadows. They should bring guns back from Persona 1!
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#39Bisected8Posted 1/6/2013 12:38:19 PM
Psychofang12001 posted...
Given there shadows and there's blood usually a chainsaw would be awesome lol


Chainsaws are terrible weapons. They're heavy, noisy need a supply of fuel and oil (which they get through very quickly) go blunt after a short time and are as dangerous to the person using it (that safety gear isn't for show) as their opponent.

Not to mention they're designed to cut through stationary objects, not to be swung around at a moving target that's trying to kill you.
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#40Cheesepower5Posted 1/6/2013 12:42:37 PM
Some kind of spear or halbierd would suit me best, but if they want to go the classic SMT Melee+Gun route, I'm cool with that too. And for the record, great JRPGs not starring a sword-wielding bishounen:

Terranigma: Lance wielding trickster archetype, only minimally bishounen.

Fire Emblem 8: Mentioned already, Ephraim wields a lance, but his sister Eirika uses a rapier.

Final Fantasy IX: Zidane uses daggers and these Darth Maule-esque dual swords.

Chrono Cross: Serge also uses dual swords, but they're called swallows. (Oh jesus~)

Koudelka: Gypsies with guns, yo.

I could go on.
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