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6th Feb '16 5:56:17 PM Discar
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': You got bombs, cannons, and Tatl in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' mentions one enemy smelling like '''gun'''powder, but no guns are available. However, a rifle can be seen in the shooting range in Kakariko Village when Link is an adult in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': ** You got bombs, cannons, and Tatl in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' mentions one enemy smelling like '''gun'''powder, but no guns are available. However, a rifle can be seen in the shooting range in Kakariko Village when Link is an adult in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.

* ''{{Suikoden}}'': The only group to possess firearms is the cult-like [[MurderInc Howling Voice Guild]], and even those are only issued to their most trusted (read: indoctrinated) members, apparently those of Knight Class or higher. If a non-Knight-Class-Gunner is found in possession of a gun, the Guild's response is immediate and predictable. They don't do this for the technological advantage, though: their technology seems to be of flintlock quality at best. They do it for the psychological advantage, which is why Gunners are also trained in stealth and infiltration. One character actually points out that compared to a bow guns are slower, shorter ranged, and far more expensive. Despite this the gun users are pretty much some of the coolest characters in the games, all being badasses of varying levels.
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* ''{{Suikoden}}'': ''{{Suikoden}}'': ** The only group to possess firearms is the cult-like [[MurderInc Howling Voice Guild]], and even those are only issued to their most trusted (read: indoctrinated) members, apparently those of Knight Class or higher. If a non-Knight-Class-Gunner is found in possession of a gun, the Guild's response is immediate and predictable. They don't do this for the technological advantage, though: their technology seems to be of flintlock quality at best. They do it for the psychological advantage, which is why Gunners are also trained in stealth and infiltration. One character actually points out that compared to a bow guns are slower, shorter ranged, and far more expensive. Despite this the gun users are pretty much some of the coolest characters in the games, all being badasses of varying levels.

* VideoGame/GoldenSun has you running around with swords and magic for 99% of the game, and there is no such thing as "ranged combat." Right up near the end of the games, though, when you have at least one character with more than 5 Djinn, you get access to the Ninja class. While it may still be magic, the standard Flame line of spells turns into the Firebomb line of spells, each named after a progressively larger explosive. These are slightly more or less powerful depending on who you make the Ninja.
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* VideoGame/GoldenSun ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': ** has you running around with swords and magic for 99% of the game, and there is no such thing as "ranged combat." Right up near the end of the games, though, when you have at least one character with more than 5 Djinn, you get access to the Ninja class. While it may still be magic, the standard Flame line of spells turns into the Firebomb line of spells, each named after a progressively larger explosive. These are slightly more or less powerful depending on who you make the Ninja.

* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} II'' had cannon-armed ships and towers and demolition teams on both sides carrying kegs of gunpowder; ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' had Dwarven riflemen, flying machines armed with machine guns, and goblin demolition teams available to both sides; and a few classes in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' can learn to use guns. Note, however, that most of the guns in the ''Warcraft'' series fire at rates one would generally associate with cartridge firing repeaters. Hunters in ''World of Warcraft'' do not have to carry powder along with their shot, and both they and the Dwarven riflemen in ''Warcraft III'' reload really, really fast.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} II'' ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'': ** ''II'' had cannon-armed ships and towers and demolition teams on both sides carrying kegs of gunpowder; ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' had Dwarven riflemen, flying machines armed with machine guns, and goblin demolition teams available to both sides; and a few classes in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' can learn to use guns. Note, however, that most of the guns in the ''Warcraft'' series fire at rates one would generally associate with cartridge firing repeaters. Hunters in ''World of Warcraft'' do not have to carry powder along with their shot, and both they and the Dwarven riflemen in ''Warcraft III'' reload really, really fast.

* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' 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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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': ** 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]].

* The ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' universe goes straight to lasers in ''Might and Magic VI'' and ''VII'', although it is LostTechnology. Unsurprising, considering starting from the first game, the series is heavily influenced by ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and contains robots, transporter beams, and computer terminals. For that matter, [[spoiler:the antagonist of the first five games, Sheltem/Alamar, is a robot built by SufficientlyAdvancedAlien precursors]].
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* ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'': ** The ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' universe goes straight to lasers in ''Might and Magic VI'' and ''VII'', although it is LostTechnology. Unsurprising, considering starting from the first game, the series is heavily influenced by ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and contains robots, transporter beams, and computer terminals. For that matter, [[spoiler:the antagonist of the first five games, Sheltem/Alamar, is a robot built by SufficientlyAdvancedAlien precursors]].

* The Franchise/FinalFantasy series has an odd relationship with this trope; it's generally played straight in earlier titles, but uses GunsAreWorthless instead for more modern games.
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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': ** The Franchise/FinalFantasy series has an odd relationship with this trope; it's generally played straight in earlier titles, but uses GunsAreWorthless instead for more modern games.

** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' uses this trope more literally than most; the CorruptChurch running the world declared technology (including firearms) evil, blaming them for causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt a thousand years earlier. Guns do show up eventually, though (and [[GunsAreWorthless they're worthless]]). [[spoiler:Said church has no qualms about using machina themselves. All of their soldiers wield rifles and are supported by machina even more advanced than those fielded by the Al Bhed.]] *** [[CutscenePowerToTheMax Except in cutscenes,]] where on occasion, the heroes have guns pointed at their heads in a very threatening manner. ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance Tactics Advance]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 Tactics A 2]]'' all have [[GunsAreWorthless worthless guns]] as well. They're restricted to a handful of classes, aren't particularly strong (but have good range, at least), and at least in the original ''Tactics'', have no moveset associated with them, meaning characters equipping them sacrifice the ability to use more powerful class abilities. ''Tactics'' has some (rather rare) guns that [[{{Magitek}} shoot magic]]. *** The advance games are better about it, but the jobs using guns are more support classes than strong damage dealers.
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' uses this trope more literally than most; the CorruptChurch running the world declared technology (including firearms) evil, blaming them for causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt a thousand years earlier. Guns do show up eventually, though (and [[GunsAreWorthless they're worthless]]). [[spoiler:Said church has no qualms about using machina themselves. All of their soldiers wield rifles and are supported by machina even more advanced than those fielded by the Al Bhed.]] *** ]] [[CutscenePowerToTheMax Except in cutscenes,]] where on occasion, the heroes have guns pointed at their heads in a very threatening manner. ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance Tactics Advance]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 Tactics A 2]]'' all have [[GunsAreWorthless worthless guns]] as well. They're restricted to a handful of classes, aren't particularly strong (but have good range, at least), and at least in the original ''Tactics'', have no moveset associated with them, meaning characters equipping them sacrifice the ability to use more powerful class abilities. ''Tactics'' has some (rather rare) guns that [[{{Magitek}} shoot magic]]. *** magic]]. The advance games are better about it, but the jobs using guns are more support classes than strong damage dealers.

** In the upcoming ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV,'' WordOfGod states that guns in the protagonist's kingdom are banned, with all the main character except for one (whom is a fugitive) using swords. * VideoGame/SoulSeries:
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** In the upcoming ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV,'' WordOfGod states that guns in the protagonist's kingdom are banned, with all the main character except for one (whom is a fugitive) using swords. * VideoGame/SoulSeries:''VideoGame/SoulSeries'':

** Cervantes has had a pistol in the grip of his off-hand dagger since ''Soul Calibur''. He uses it in a few attacks, most notably a command throw in which he jams it into his opponent's stomach and fires it [[BottomlessMagazines two or three times]] in rapid succession. *** The game notes that the "bullets" aren't actually pieces of metal being shot off, it's evil energy in the shape of a bullet, fired by force of will. Normally this would be in HandWave territory, but considering the main antagonist practically bleeds "evil energy" it's not that far fetched comparatively.
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** Cervantes has had a pistol in the grip of his off-hand dagger since ''Soul Calibur''. He uses it in a few attacks, most notably a command throw in which he jams it into his opponent's stomach and fires it [[BottomlessMagazines two or three times]] in rapid succession. *** succession. The game notes that the "bullets" aren't actually pieces of metal being shot off, it's evil energy in the shape of a bullet, fired by force of will. Normally this would be in HandWave territory, but considering the main antagonist practically bleeds "evil energy" it's not that far fetched comparatively.

* While ''VideoGame/NetHack'''s greatest technological contribution to weaponry is the crossbow (in contrast to innovations in eatery such as the tin and candy bar), its variant ''Slash'EM'' includes a panoply of firearms -- pistols, shotguns, submachine guns, sniper rifles, ''auto-shotguns,'' even rocket launchers. A dwarf or human with a character class capable of DualWielding can do so [[GunsAkimbo to great effect;]] the game even allows for simultaneous fire in two directions. Primitive graphics or no, there's nothing quite like having your dwarven warrior decked out in dragonscale armor, shielded by the gods, facing down demons, and ''[[RuleOfCool firing enchanted machine guns.]]'' Of course, that's not mentioning the frag grenades, sticks of dynamite, lightsabers... ** [[JustifiedTrope This makes sense]] when you realize that the Yendorian Army is composed of brain-washed 20th century soldiers, the main source of these weapons.
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* While ''VideoGame/NetHack'''s greatest technological contribution to weaponry is the crossbow (in contrast to innovations in eatery such as the tin and candy bar), its variant ''Slash'EM'' includes a panoply of firearms -- pistols, shotguns, submachine guns, sniper rifles, ''auto-shotguns,'' even rocket launchers. A dwarf or human with a character class capable of DualWielding can do so [[GunsAkimbo to great effect;]] the game even allows for simultaneous fire in two directions. Primitive graphics or no, there's nothing quite like having your dwarven warrior decked out in dragonscale armor, shielded by the gods, facing down demons, and ''[[RuleOfCool firing enchanted machine guns.]]'' Of course, that's not mentioning the frag grenades, sticks of dynamite, lightsabers... ** lightsabers... [[JustifiedTrope This makes sense]] when you realize that the Yendorian Army is composed of brain-washed 20th century soldiers, the main source of these weapons.

* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' does not have any handheld guns at all, though does have gunpowder explosives and cannons in a few places.
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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': ** The first game does not have any handheld guns at all, though does have gunpowder explosives and cannons in a few places.

* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' toys with this - the native humans, elves, and dwarves haven't invented cannons due to relying on magic of various sorts (golems and rune-based enchanting on the part of the dwarves), but the qunari, a race invading from another continent, ''do'' have cannons, and their invasion was only stopped after four grand religious crusades against them and the use of high-powered magic that the qunari see as abomination. According to the qunari who can join the party (who himself uses a greatsword), they're planning another invasion.
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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' ''Franchise/DragonAge'': ** The setting toys with this - the native humans, elves, and dwarves haven't invented cannons due to relying on magic of various sorts (golems and rune-based enchanting on the part of the dwarves), but the qunari, a race invading from another continent, ''do'' have cannons, and their invasion was only stopped after four grand religious crusades against them and the use of high-powered magic that the qunari see as abomination. According to the qunari who can join the party (who himself uses a greatsword), they're planning another invasion.

* After being played straight in the first game, this trope was averted in ''VideoGame/FableII'', where pistols and rifles are used alongside crossbows, swords, axes and maces. In fact, the invention of firearms seems to have been a deciding factor in the destruction of the Heroes Guild, as the availability of pistols meant that people no longer had to be reliant on arrogant Will-users. ** This also holds true for ''Fable III'', where the Hero has a variety of pistols and rifles to use as ranged weapons, and cannons are also seen in use: one side-quest involves killing [[DemBones hollow men]] with a mortar.
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* After being played straight in the first game, this trope was averted in ''VideoGame/FableII'', where pistols and rifles are used alongside crossbows, swords, axes and maces. In fact, the invention of firearms seems to have been a deciding factor in the destruction of the Heroes Guild, as the availability of pistols meant that people no longer had to be reliant on arrogant Will-users. ** Will-users. This also holds true for ''Fable III'', where the Hero has a variety of pistols and rifles to use as ranged weapons, and cannons are also seen in use: one side-quest involves killing [[DemBones hollow men]] with a mortar.

* Guns were a very popular topic on the ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' forums, with many people arguing why guns would or would not fit the world. While some people thought that adding very early firearms would be fine, considering that there were already cannons, trains, "gnome-gliders" and hot air balloons present in the game, others were against it (usually claiming that it wouldn't fit the setting, despite the other tech. available, or that they'd be too powerful), and no one expected them to ever be introduced. However in 2009, they finally introduced dwarven hand cannons, which are as close as you can get to actual guns in the game. ** Also, there is a bazooka which shoots frogs. Yes, FROGS. *** So that would be a [[IncrediblyLamePun ribbit-fire gun]]?
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* Guns were a very popular topic on the ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' forums, with many people arguing why guns would or would not fit the world. While some people thought that adding very early firearms would be fine, considering that there were already cannons, trains, "gnome-gliders" and hot air balloons present in the game, others were against it (usually claiming that it wouldn't fit the setting, despite the other tech. available, or that they'd be too powerful), and no one expected them to ever be introduced. However in 2009, they finally introduced dwarven hand cannons, which are as close as you can get to actual guns in the game. ** game. Also, there is a bazooka which shoots frogs. Yes, FROGS. *** So that would be a [[IncrediblyLamePun ribbit-fire gun]]?FROGS.

* Guns are not available in ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'', but are considered a new development in the sequel ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'' - and can only be used effectively by one special class. [[spoiler: If you're not a Gunner, the weapon is merely a ''bludgeon''!]] Not extremely powerful, but can shoot from any tile to any other, provided that there's no interference from the landscape (or other troops getting in the way!) ** However, depending on your stats and your level, they become almost realistic in that you can shoot someone and knock out most of their health. It's a good job for opening, though, or providing support when you don't have Archers, though. * Averted in the VideoGame/MortalKombat series; In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', Kano is hired to teach Shao Kahn's soldiers how to use modern weaponry, and in VideoGame/MortalKombat9's story mode, Shang Tsung buys several rocket lauchers and machine guns from Kano. ** In a way, this becomes a plot point: it's often noted that Earthrealm's technology is vastly superior to Outworld's, and as such the weapons supplied by Kano are considered a major contributor to the success of the invasion.
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* Guns are not available in ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'', but are considered a new development in the sequel ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'' - and can only be used effectively by one special class. [[spoiler: If you're not a Gunner, the weapon is merely a ''bludgeon''!]] Not extremely powerful, but can shoot from any tile to any other, provided that there's no interference from the landscape (or other troops getting in the way!) ** way!) However, depending on your stats and your level, they become almost realistic in that you can shoot someone and knock out most of their health. It's a good job for opening, though, or providing support when you don't have Archers, though. * Averted in the VideoGame/MortalKombat series; In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', Kano is hired to teach Shao Kahn's soldiers how to use modern weaponry, and in VideoGame/MortalKombat9's story mode, Shang Tsung buys several rocket lauchers and machine guns from Kano. ** Kano. In a way, this becomes a plot point: it's often noted that Earthrealm's technology is vastly superior to Outworld's, and as such the weapons supplied by Kano are considered a major contributor to the success of the invasion.

* Averted by {{VideoGame/Touhou}} 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:
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* ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'': * Averted by {{VideoGame/Touhou}} 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:

*** 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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*** ** 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.

* No matter how many centuries pass between titles in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', nobody ever seems to figure out the logistics of firearms. While there is the excuse that various magical spells can do what guns and do and more, many cultures seen in the games are prejudiced against magicians (the Nords in Skyrim being the clearest example), so it's odd nobody's figured a way to replace them. Even the Dwemer, a race intelligent enough to build robots to guard their tombs, can only arm those robots with arrows. ** Interestingly enough, a book in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'' titled "[[http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Jokes Jokes]]" did mentioned the word "cannon".
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* No matter how many centuries pass between titles in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', nobody ever seems to figure out the logistics of firearms. While there is the excuse that various magical spells can do what guns and do and more, many cultures seen in the games are prejudiced against magicians (the Nords in Skyrim being the clearest example), so it's odd nobody's figured a way to replace them. Even the Dwemer, a race intelligent enough to build robots to guard their tombs, can only arm those robots with arrows. \n** Interestingly enough, a book in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'' titled "[[http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Jokes Jokes]]" did mentioned the word "cannon".
5th Feb '16 2:42:01 PM NativeJovian
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** ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers Crystal Bearers]]'' averts this. {{Magitek}} is seen all over the place but mechanical carbines are still standard issue for at least part of the Lilty army, and handheld pistols are privately carried and used more than once.
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** ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesTheCrystalBearers Crystal Bearers]]'' averts this. {{Magitek}} is seen all over the place but mechanical carbines are still standard issue for at least part of the Lilty army, and handheld pistols are privately carried and used more than once.
1st Feb '16 5:55:15 PM nombretomado
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* Guns are not available in OgreBattle, but are considered a new development in the sequel TacticsOgre - and can only be used effectively by one special class. [[spoiler: If you're not a Gunner, the weapon is merely a ''bludgeon''!]] Not extremely powerful, but can shoot from any tile to any other, provided that there's no interference from the landscape (or other troops getting in the way!)
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* Guns are not available in OgreBattle, ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'', but are considered a new development in the sequel TacticsOgre ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'' - and can only be used effectively by one special class. [[spoiler: If you're not a Gunner, the weapon is merely a ''bludgeon''!]] Not extremely powerful, but can shoot from any tile to any other, provided that there's no interference from the landscape (or other troops getting in the way!)
17th Jan '16 10:01:21 PM morenohijazo
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* The Demon Hunter in ''DiabloIII'' goes way beyond an AutomaticCrossbow, firing rockets, grenades, bolas, and nets, often on semi- or full-auto, from a crossbow, or even a hand bow.
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* The Demon Hunter in ''DiabloIII'' ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' goes way beyond an AutomaticCrossbow, firing rockets, grenades, bolas, and nets, often on semi- or full-auto, from a crossbow, or even a hand bow.
6th Jan '16 8:09:24 PM nombretomado
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* SoulSeries: ** An egregious case would be ''SoulCalibur Legends'', which ostensibly takes place during the 16th Century. The Ottoman armies are conspicuously lacking in firearms, despite their historical proficiency in them. Indeed, the only gunpowder weapons in the entire game are small mini-cannon which are used against the player, and not against fortifications, as they should.
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* SoulSeries: VideoGame/SoulSeries: ** An egregious case would be ''SoulCalibur ''[=SoulCalibur=] Legends'', which ostensibly takes place during the 16th Century. The Ottoman armies are conspicuously lacking in firearms, despite their historical proficiency in them. Indeed, the only gunpowder weapons in the entire game are small mini-cannon which are used against the player, and not against fortifications, as they should.
31st Dec '15 3:21:10 AM jormis29
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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 Rabbits 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.)
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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 Rabbits {{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.)
31st Dec '15 2:55:04 AM Carnel
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* Averted by {{VideoGame/Touhou}} 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, however [[NonLethalWarfare because the battles are 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:
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* Averted by {{VideoGame/Touhou}} 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, however [[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:
31st Dec '15 2:51:55 AM Carnel
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* Averted by ''Touhou'' 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, however, 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:
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* Averted by ''Touhou'' {{VideoGame/Touhou}} 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, however, however [[NonLethalWarfare because the battles are 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 unless the bullets it was firing ''had an equally strong history behind them'').them''. That said:

** 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 Rabbits 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.)
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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 Rabbits 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.Gion, not helped at all by the fact that they don't seem to know how to use them well.)
4th Nov '15 8:03:11 AM Mhazard
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** Interestingly enough, a book in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'' titled "[[http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Jokes Jokes]]" did mentioned the word "cannon".
27th Oct '15 2:04:03 PM Hanz
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It's not really fantasy and the games feature guns when appropriate.
* The ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series averts this in the second game, where Ezio Auditore acquires a pistol that can one-shot kill anyone except boss characters. As befits the era, it is slow to aim and reload, and has approximately the same range as a throwing knife (about twenty meters in game). Though it was built by Leonardo da Vinci, it was actually designed two hundred years earlier by Altaďr, the protagonist from the first game. *** Altaďr designed the gun with knowledge from the Apple of Eden. The same Apple containing holograms that (when watched in slow-motion) show things like airplanes etc. Thanks to this, the weapon is far more advanced than Renaissance counterparts, and still has superior attributes (reload speed, accuracy) to weapons that Connor uses almost 300 years later. ** Further averted in Brotherhood and Revelation which both feature gun-wielding enemies (which have completely replaced archers as of the latter). Brotherhood also features a carriage-mounted ''machine gun'' developed by Leonardo Da Vinci. And a tank. And a flamethrower. And a goddamned ''aerial bomber''. ** In ''Assassin's Creed 3'', set during the late Colonial/Revolutionary War period of America, guns are one of the most common weapons for enemies to have, and bayonets on muskets make them function as both melee and ranged. Doesn't mean the assassin, who has two flintlock pistols himself, can't be brutal with the enemy's weapons regardless. Because of the time it takes to reload, in a multiple-opponent melee bayonets, swords, axes, knives, tomahawks, and hidden blades (or using the bayonet on a musket) are typically superior at quickly eliminating enemies, but opponents that have distance and time ''will'' reload and shoot. And obviously if you need to quietly take at a target, a shooting them is counterproductive. *** The naval warfare part of the game depends, of course, on cannons.
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