I'd think Phantasy Star begs to differ. Guns can sometimes hit whole groups of guys at once, swords are one of the best hit-to-damage ratio weapons, the main characters usually use swords (and thus use the "best weapon available" of Elsydion,) and guns can only be used by one or two characters.
Of course, I just might be a bit biased in that opinion. I like guns, swords, AND Phantasy Star.
You ever meet one of those Don Quixote types and just wonder "What the hell are they thinking?"