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How come guns always suck in Jrpg's and swords are usually stupidly impractical?

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2 years ago#61
Godly_Goof posted...
Disgaea begs to differ. Aside from the 1 über sword in every game most aren't all that impractical, and guns are pretty much OP


Yeah I came in to say this.
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2 years ago#62
The true answer lies in...

Sword (aka Katana) = Japan / Japanese way of life
Guns = West(Britain/America) / Western way of life

JRPG's subconsciously want to show that Japan is still superior to the West.
2 years ago#63
You're complaining about a lack of "realism" in a world with magic, monsters, and instant health potions?
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2 years ago#64
Shineboxer posted...
Swords and martial arts are completely stupid.

I could go buy a 22. for $100 and maybe practice my shooting once or twice a month, and still easily kill a martial arts master who has been studying his skill for decades.

Why can't my main character just have a simple shotgun or hunting rifle?


How insanely boring......
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2 years ago#65
jrr18 posted...
how is it that this topic is still active?


You created a topic that didn't get deleted after 8 hours. You won a cookie.
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2 years ago#66
From: _alcheim | #102
The true answer lies in...

Sword (aka Katana) = Japan / Japanese way of life
Guns = West(Britain/America) / Western way of life

JRPG's subconsciously want to show that Japan is still superior to the West.


How so?

Because we choose different tools to maim and kill ourselves.

They come off more like a renaissance fair neck beard, than any semblance or superiority.
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2 years ago#67
Because the bigger the sword, the bigger the ****.
2 years ago#68
RollingCradle posted...
Because the bigger the sword, the bigger the ****.


sheath?
2 years ago#69
Firs gun was invented in China. It was known as the hand cannon.
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2 years ago#70
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RuleOfCool
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