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21st Apr '18 10:51:48 AM Ninamarie124
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4th Apr '18 8:10:40 AM gophergiggles
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* The first four ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' games all have [[BigBad Sigma]] use an energy saber, [[Franchise/XMen Wolverine-like]] claws, a shield, and a scythe respectively for the first segment of his battles. He finally ditched them in favor of more modern projectile-based attacks for the fifth installment on.

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* The first four ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' games all have [[BigBad Sigma]] use an energy saber, [[Franchise/XMen Wolverine-like]] claws, a shield, and a scythe respectively for the first segment of his battles. He finally ditched them in favor of more modern projectile-based attacks for the fifth installment on. Zero on the other hand initially used a buster but received an energy saber after being remodeled by the X-Hunters which he's relied on as a primary weapon ever since.


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* The flavor text for Imperial Swordsmen in ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' implies that imperial soldiers are free to choose a gun or sword as their weapon of choice, and makes it clear that while the gun is more powerful and effective, the sword is a status symbol and considered an ElegantWeaponForAMoreCivilizedAge among imperials:
--> A soldier specialized in close-range sword combat. Some prefer the ephemerality of swordplay to the ease and power of a bayonet and rifle. As such, the sword is a status symbol within the military, though any who choose it rashly will regret it.
29th Mar '18 8:53:23 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/StarOcean'' series really likes this trope:

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* The ''Franchise/StarOcean'' ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series really likes this trope:
25th Feb '18 7:34:37 PM MrDeath
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* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series since the turn towards UrbanFantasy and ScienceFiction style settings starting with ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII VII]]'', with guns often being ''weaker'' than melee weapons like swords and spears.

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* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series since the turn towards UrbanFantasy and ScienceFiction style settings starting with ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII VII]]'', with guns often being ''weaker'' than melee weapons like swords and spears. In several games, melee weapons' damage is based on a calculation involving the characters' strength or attack stat -- which raises with levels and other buffs like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII materia]], while guns don't, instead being based entirely on the gun's stats. Some games, like ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', make up for this by having guns [[ArmorPiercing ignore an enemy's defense stat]].
19th Feb '18 1:03:59 AM Jormungar
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[MemeticMutation Drive me closer! I want to hit them with my sword!.]]

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19th Feb '18 1:03:36 AM Jormungar
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[TankGoodness 15 centimeter-thick frontal armor, a 120 mm smoothbore battle cannon]], [[FrickinLaserBeams a hull-mounted lascannon]] and [[MoreDakka two sponson-mounted heavy bolters]], and [[DescriptionPorn a bulldozer blade]], and he still wants to [[MemeticMutation hit them with his sword]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[TankGoodness 15 centimeter-thick frontal armor, a 120 mm smoothbore battle cannon]], [[FrickinLaserBeams a hull-mounted lascannon]] and [[MoreDakka two sponson-mounted heavy bolters]], and [[DescriptionPorn a bulldozer blade]], and he still wants [[caption-width-right:350:[[MemeticMutation Drive me closer! I want to [[MemeticMutation hit them with his sword]].my sword!.]]
4th Feb '18 9:08:16 AM nombretomado
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* Valhalla in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' is always a modern city, but the Clash is fought just as much with swords and bows as guns and grenades. The archaic weapons are just as effective, though due to the SchizoTech of the series it's not entirely clear that they're truly less advanced.

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* Valhalla in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' is always a modern city, but the Clash is fought just as much with swords and bows as guns and grenades. The archaic weapons are just as effective, though due to the SchizoTech of the series it's not entirely clear that they're truly less advanced.
3rd Jan '18 8:44:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', many high-ranking Sangheili/Elites favor energy swords, while the standard armament of a Jiralhanae/Brute Chieftain is a gravity hammer, despite both species having plenty of access to advanced energy firearms. The justification is that both species also wear heavy armor that can resist small arms fire long enough enough to get into range with their one-hit-kill melee weapons (as both the sword and hammer have enough power lore-wise to smash through spaceship-quality plating).
3rd Jan '18 8:38:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has always had the lightsaber as the primary weapon of the Jedi and Sith in an era where FrickinLaserBeams normally rule the day, and they get away with it because the wielder has limited precognition and the blade reflects blaster fire and goes through nearly anything without slowing down. However almost nobody else uses them and for good reason, as it really does require superhuman reflexes to avoid cutting oneself into pieces, never mind blocking blaster fire (a trick that requires Jedi to start blocking before the shot is actually fired). Melee weapons are more commonly {{vibroweapon}}s and may even be alloyed with [[{{Unobtainium}} cortosis]] to fight lightsaber-wielding Force users. And while it ''is'' possible for normal people to use lightsabers (and in one case, [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darca_Nyl one person]] even managed to deflect a blaster bolt), it's still more advantageous to be force-sensitve.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has always had the lightsaber as the primary weapon of the Jedi and Sith in an era where FrickinLaserBeams normally rule the day, and they get away with it because the wielder has limited precognition and the blade reflects blaster fire and goes through nearly anything without slowing down. However almost nobody else uses them and for good reason, as it really does require superhuman reflexes to even just avoid cutting oneself into pieces, never mind blocking blaster fire (a trick that requires Jedi to start blocking before the shot is actually fired). Melee weapons are more commonly {{vibroweapon}}s and may even be alloyed with [[{{Unobtainium}} cortosis]] to fight lightsaber-wielding Force users. And while it ''is'' possible for normal people to use lightsabers (and in one case, (in the old ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' continuity, [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darca_Nyl one person]] even managed to deflect a blaster bolt), it's still more advantageous to be force-sensitve.force-sensitive.
31st Oct '17 5:15:57 PM TylerL320
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* ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' takes place several hundred years in the future. While most of the guns look appropriately slick and futuristic, there are a handful of out-of-date looking weapons that are, [[OlderIsBetter unsurprisingly]], among the most damaging in the game:
** The first weapon the player picks up is a Khvostov 7G-02, a battered assault rifle with cracked holographic sights. Much, much later, it can be scrapped and upgraded to the Khvostov 7G-0X, which cleans up the damaged components (but still keeps the cracked sight). Both versions look like modern, real world assault rifles.
** Revolvers known as "{{hand cannon}}s" serve as one of the primary weapon types, competing right alongside full-sized assault rifles. While most hand cannons do look appropriately futuristic, the Last Word, a special "exotic"-rarity weapon, is apparently single-action, and fan-fired from the hip. In terms of pure bullet damage, it's one of the hardest-hitting weapons in the game.
** The exotic sniper rifle No Land Beyond is old and bolt-action, with a wooden stock. It fires extremely slowly, but hits hard.
** ''VideoGame/{{Destiny 2}}'' has "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Old Fashioned]]", a legendary-rarity hand cannon that looks like a a single-action museum piece.
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