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why is it that games with the poorest shooting are considered the best games?

#1howdyneighbor25Posted 5/20/2013 5:36:07 AM(edited)
just picked up borderlands 1 and 2 and noticed how poorly done the shooting is yet the fans of the series always quick to call out cod players. i have noticed this with fallout 3 and new vegas. very poor shooters with bland everything else. why make it a shooter if the developers cannot do the shootign right? why not stick to typical rpg eleemnts they are good at like bethesda making skyrim and not fallout? same with bioshock 1, 2 and infinity. cod may be not good but it has some good shooting mechanics which any true shotoer fan can appreciate. thoughts?
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#2JurassicBondPosted 5/20/2013 5:38:45 AM
I'm not a huge shooter fan and I played Borderlands on the PC instead of console, so maybe I'm missing something, but what was so bad about the shooting in the game?
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#3Ninja_GaignunPosted 5/20/2013 5:43:52 AM
Sounds like a "Pro Call of Duty" rant from a fan who got tired of bein told to "Go back to COD"

And Borderlands and Call of Duty have almost identical shooting mechanics.
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#4zinformantPosted 5/20/2013 5:49:28 AM
If you want a shooter simulator, go to a shooting range or enlist in the military. If you want a good game, you assess the whole package. The Bioshock series trumps Call of Duty, then.
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#5este914Posted 5/20/2013 5:52:17 AM
The shooting wasn't the worst aspect of Borderlands dude. Now you're just being nitpicky.
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#62NIKNIMPosted 5/20/2013 5:56:57 AM
Because shooting is not their core gaming game element.
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#7howdyneighbor25(Topic Creator)Posted 5/20/2013 6:22:33 AM
2NIKNIM posted...
Because shooting is not their core gaming game element.


awesome reading skills. why not just make it melee combat like i said in my original post, if shooting isnt a big deal?

also to the guy who said cod and borderlands are the same obviously hasnt played cod before
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#8tripZ504Posted 5/20/2013 6:50:55 AM
howdyneighbor25 posted...
2NIKNIM posted...
Because shooting is not their core gaming game element.


awesome reading skills. why not just make it melee combat like i said in my original post, if shooting isnt a big deal?

also to the guy who said cod and borderlands are the same obviously hasnt played cod before



Your reading skill are a tad bit off too bud. He said the mechanics are close to the same. Which they are. Your comparing real weapons to made up weapons. Visually and feel ya there different but look at it from a mechanic view.
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#9ShineboxerPosted 5/20/2013 6:52:59 AM
I'd take a tactical shooter with poor gun mechanics over any hyper accurate weapon mechanic.

Doesn't mean it isn't fun to go rambo mode when you can.
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#10SinfullyvannilaPosted 5/20/2013 7:07:46 AM
Don't all of those games just use hitscan weapons? Isn't it practically the same?
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