History FantasyGunControl / VideoGames

20th Nov '16 1:10:08 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' have both party members (one per game, usually) and enemies using guns, but as the exception rather than the rule, and they [[GunsAreWorthless do no more damage than melee weapons]]. Although in some games, they are able to ignore armour.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' have both party members (one per game, usually) and enemies using guns, but as the exception rather than the rule, and they [[GunsAreWorthless do no more damage than melee weapons]]. Although in some games, [[ArmorPiercingAttack they are able to ignore armour.armour]].
2nd Nov '16 7:08:46 AM DracoKanji
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** The franchise uses the Fireball example. While the technology in the Pokémon world is sometimes more advanced than ours, usually it's on par with that of the real world. However, you will notice that, unless it's the Anime canon, there are no guns. You'd think gunpowder would have been invented sooner or later, right? Well it seems that humans in this world never had a need to invent gunpowder or dynamite - you can capture monsters that can do it for you, so it makes a bit of sense that people would turn to technology to control these creatures rather than invent stuff to do it themselves. [[spoiler:Ghetsis]], the BigBad of VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite, is unfortunately aware of this.

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** The franchise uses the Fireball example. While the technology in the Pokémon world is sometimes more advanced than ours, usually it's on par with that of the real world. However, you will notice that, unless it's the Anime canon, there are no guns. You'd think gunpowder they would have been invented sooner or later, right? Well it seems that humans in this world never had a need to invent gunpowder or dynamite guns - you can capture monsters that can do it for you, so it makes a bit of sense that people would turn to technology to control these creatures rather than invent stuff to do it themselves. [[spoiler:Ghetsis]], the BigBad of VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite, is unfortunately aware of this.
27th Oct '16 2:52:33 PM Nevermore2002
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* Averted with ''VideoGame/GrimDawn''. Guns are not only present, they're also some of the deadliest weapons in the game: bypassing armor, rapid firing, BottomlessMagazines.
27th Jul '16 10:02:35 AM Morgenthaler
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** The franchise uses the Fireball example. While the technology in the Pokémon world is sometimes more advanced than ours, usually it's on par with that of the real world. However, you will notice that, unless it's the Anime canon, there are no guns. You'd think gunpowder would have been invented sooner or later, right? Well it seems that humans in this world never had a need to invent gunpowder or dynamite - you can capture monsters that can do it for you, so it makes a bit of sense that people would turn to technology to control these creatures rather than invent stuff to do it themselves. [[spoiler:Ghetsis]], the BigBad of VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite, is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy unfortunately aware of this]].

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** The franchise uses the Fireball example. While the technology in the Pokémon world is sometimes more advanced than ours, usually it's on par with that of the real world. However, you will notice that, unless it's the Anime canon, there are no guns. You'd think gunpowder would have been invented sooner or later, right? Well it seems that humans in this world never had a need to invent gunpowder or dynamite - you can capture monsters that can do it for you, so it makes a bit of sense that people would turn to technology to control these creatures rather than invent stuff to do it themselves. [[spoiler:Ghetsis]], the BigBad of VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite, is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy unfortunately aware of this]].this.
29th Jun '16 4:06:51 AM DarkStorm
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* ''{{VideoGame/Dofus}}'' started out relatively gun-free (for the most part; some of the pirate enemies used flintlock pistols), but many steampunk and clockpunk enemies wielding guns and bombs (and the occasional ''laser gun'') have been added to the game as the years have gone by. Moreover, back in 2008, they added an equippable gun called a Tormentator that transforms the player into an elemental knight wielding the gun plus a sword, and in 2010, they added a class called Rogue that uses guns and bombs for its "spells".
21st May '16 12:06:51 PM rmctagg09
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* Averted by the series, which includes largely-justified SchizoTech, though it should be noted that Gensokyo completely separated from the Outside World well after the introduction of primitive firearms to Japan. None of the main characters use them, [[NonLethalWarfare because the battles are supposed to be non-lethal]], and it is suggested that the weaponry would not be as effective against ''youkai'' as a blade with a strong history attached to it unless the bullets it was firing ''had an equally strong history behind them''. That said:
** Rika builds tanks and uses them to fight in ''Story of Eastern Wonderland''. Notably, they have what appears to be seals on them to make them resilient to youkai attack and seem to use mostly energy-based bullets alongside conventional munitions in order to attack.

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* ** Averted by the series, which includes largely-justified SchizoTech, though it should be noted that Gensokyo completely separated from the Outside World well after the introduction of primitive firearms to Japan. None of the main characters use them, [[NonLethalWarfare because the battles are supposed to be non-lethal]], and it is suggested that the weaponry would not be as effective against ''youkai'' as a blade with a strong history attached to it unless the bullets it was firing ''had an equally strong history behind them''. That said:
** Rika builds tanks and uses them to fight in ''Story of Eastern Wonderland''. Notably, they have what appears to be seals on them to make them resilient to youkai attack and seem to use mostly energy-based bullets alongside conventional munitions in order to attack. As a result, Rika managed to get closer to beating Reimu anyone else using a combination of danmaku and (seemingly) conventional bullets in her final fight: They're hard to see and move extremely fast, after all.



** The Lunarians are on the top of everyone's technology tree. In ''Silent Sinner in Blue'', there is a demonstration of their Defense Corps in action - {{Moon Rabbit}}s with dress jackets, short skirts, helmets, and advanced projectile weaponry that look like bayonets but fire a spread of magic(?) bullets. (The mass-produced rifles are still outshined by Watatsuki no Yorihime's named Sword of Gion, not helped at all by the fact that they don't seem to know how to use them well.)
** It should also be noted that of the characters we've seen in Touhou, most of them have no need for firearms, as they can naturally dish out MoreDakka using danmaku than they would be able to with a gun. It would the equivalent of someone with a minigun deciding to use a flintlock instead. That doesn't even get into the fact that danmaku is already a way for characters to limit their [[StoryBreakerPower story breaker powers]] for the sake of fairness.
** Yet then again, Rika managed to get closer to beating Reimu anyone else using a combination of danmaku and (seemingly) conventional bullets in her final fight: They're hard to see and move extremely fast, after all.

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** The Lunarians are on the top of everyone's technology tree. In ''Silent Sinner in Blue'', there is a demonstration of their Defense Corps in action - {{Moon Rabbit}}s with dress jackets, short skirts, helmets, and advanced projectile weaponry that look like rifles with bayonets but fire a spread of magic(?) bullets. (The mass-produced rifles are still outshined by Watatsuki no Yorihime's named Sword of Gion, not helped at all by the fact that they don't seem to know how to use them well.)
** It should also be noted that of the characters we've seen in Touhou, most of them have no need for firearms, as they can naturally dish out MoreDakka using danmaku than they would be able to with a gun. It would be the equivalent of someone with a minigun deciding to use a flintlock instead. That doesn't even get into the fact that danmaku is already a way for characters to limit their [[StoryBreakerPower story breaker powers]] for the sake of fairness.
** Yet then again, Rika managed to get closer to beating Reimu anyone else using a combination of danmaku and (seemingly) conventional bullets in her final fight: They're hard to see and move extremely fast, after all.
fairness.
1st May '16 10:39:54 PM IzaiahSalter
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** Not that the arguements matter too much. Their are [[GameMods Game Mods]] that implement firearms and similar devices, if somewhat crudely.
10th Apr '16 10:18:03 AM Hanz
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* Averted in Creator/ObsidianEntertainment's ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity''. Three standard varieties of firearms are found in the game - pistols, blunderbusses and arquebuses. They do a lot of damage and can ignore magical protections, but have a very slow firing rate. Gunpowder weapons are strongly, though not exclusively, associated with the church of Magran, the setting's {{war god}}dess, and your party member Durance, a Magranite priest, believes Magran gave mortals knowledge of gunpowder to even the odds between {{Muggle}} soldiers and mages.[[note]]Which not coincidentally is frequently why other settings ''do'' use this trope.[[/note]] The church of Magran also built the Godhammer Bomb used to kill Waidwen (CrystalDragonJesus for the god Eothas) and end the Saint's War.

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* Averted in Creator/ObsidianEntertainment's ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity''. Three standard varieties of firearms are found in the game - pistols, blunderbusses and arquebuses. They do a lot of damage and can ignore magical protections, but have a very slow firing rate. Gunpowder weapons are strongly, though not exclusively, associated with the church of Magran, the setting's {{war god}}dess, and your party member Durance, a Magranite priest, believes Magran gave mortals knowledge of gunpowder to even the odds between {{Muggle}} soldiers and mages.[[note]]Which not coincidentally is frequently why other settings ''do'' use this trope.[[/note]] The church of Magran also built the [[FantasticNuke Godhammer Bomb Bomb]] used to kill Waidwen (CrystalDragonJesus for the god Eothas) and end the Saint's War.
10th Apr '16 10:15:06 AM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' allows the player to claim a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture pseudo-European conquistador's]] musket as a prize for besting him in a duel. It does significantly more damage than most weapons, but has a low rate of fire and doesn't work well against magical creatures.

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* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' allows the player to claim a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture pseudo-European conquistador's]] musket as a prize for besting him in a duel. It does significantly more damage than most weapons, but has a low rate of fire and doesn't work well against magical creatures. Sir Roderick himself lampshades this in the debate, claiming that one of the Empire's flaws is that they have not invented handheld firearms despite having the means to do so.
5th Mar '16 10:10:45 AM supergod
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* In ''VIdeoGame/LegendOfGrimrock ii'', firearms are available as a class of weapon available to players. They're also often employed by the game's [[RatMen ratling]] enemies, with their bosses wielding hand cannons.

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* In ''VIdeoGame/LegendOfGrimrock ii'', ''VideoGame/LegendOfGrimrock II'', firearms are available as a class of weapon available to players. They're also often employed by the game's [[RatMen ratling]] enemies, with their bosses wielding hand cannons.
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