Love for the Throwback Blaster?

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User Info: Banjo_oz

Banjo_oz
4 years ago#1
I love playing with the Throwback Blaster... the sound it makes just improves single player fun tenfold, IMO. However, it's so wimpy it seems pretty pointless as a "real" weapon to play with. :(

Am I the only one who loves this gun? Am I the only one who'd love to see a patch to enable us to upgrade it (and the Slingshock), even if only once they're available to "everyone" via paid-for DLC.

Then again, I'm the guy who'd love to see them release a "retro" weapons DLC pack, with the two pre-order guns packaged up with a re-imagining of Prime, Megatron and Starscream's G1 cartoon guns. Heck, I'd be happy to pay if the guns were just a Path Blaster, Riot Cannon and Neutron Rifle with alternate sound effects! :D

User Info: ActionButler

ActionButler
4 years ago#2
I'm not sure what the point of adding the Throwback Blaster and the Slingshot was since we can't upgrade them. The Slingshot is a pretty decent gun on its own, but the Throwback is just average across the board.

I would have happily used the Throwback for the entire campaign if it would have been comparable to the other guns.

User Info: Special-Edd

Special-Edd
4 years ago#3
The Throwback Pistol was funny to use but such a bad weapon in general. I like the sounds and the effect you get when you kill someone with it but it is outclassed by pretty much any other gun in the game. At least the Sling Shock was a good weapon even without any upgrades.
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User Info: Gun Sage

Gun Sage
4 years ago#4
It was there for the early game. It far outclassed the pathblaster and just about any other unupgraded weapon you had. Plus, soooo much reserve ammo.
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User Info: Banjo_oz

Banjo_oz
4 years ago#5
Exactly. I don't get why it can't be upgraded! I love the retro sound and feel to it, I love that it's one of the only "totally straightforward" guns (no special effects, tricks or gimmicks: it just blasts things and is the definition of "vanilla"). Why not let us upgrade it?

Heck, I'd be quite happy if the upgrades were just damage buffs and maybe a clip size increase and an accuracy buff... nothing fancy, High Moon! C'mon!

User Info: WingZero0782

WingZero0782
4 years ago#6
I always give it to Starscream in his campaign level as he used it a lot in the cartoon.
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User Info: scrawlx101

scrawlx101
4 years ago#7
wat is the throwback blaster?that gun which makes enemies fight for u?
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Rainbow_Gnash
4 years ago#8
scrawlx101 posted...
wat is the throwback blaster?that gun which makes enemies fight for u?


No that's the corrupter, this is a pre order bonus gun.
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User Info: jenova

jenova
4 years ago#9
scrawlx101 posted...
wat is the throwback blaster?that gun which makes enemies fight for u?


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User Info: WingZero0782

WingZero0782
4 years ago#10
scrawlx101 posted...
wat is the throwback blaster?that gun which makes enemies fight for u?


G1 Megatron gun (what he transforms into in the cartoon), you got that Optimus Prime G1 skin and Shockwaves's gun in a pre-order DLC.
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