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21st Apr '18 6:23:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' gives us "The Fury," a man with a jetpack and a very powerful flamethrower. You fight him in a series of narrow corridors which are ideal for his flamethrower, his flamethrower tends to set fire to things in the environment, which makes it harder to hide, and most {{egregious}}ly of all, ''his flamethrower can block your bullets.''

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' gives us "The Fury," a man with a jetpack and a very powerful flamethrower. You fight him in a series of narrow corridors which are ideal for his flamethrower, his flamethrower tends to set fire to things in the environment, which makes it harder to hide, and most {{egregious}}ly JustForFun/{{egregious}}ly of all, ''his flamethrower can block your bullets.''
20th Apr '18 2:02:12 AM ajbit26
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* The flamethrower is easily the most useless weapon in any ''VideoGame/FarCry'' game that features them. Let's see... Short range? Check. Takes a while to kill the unimpressed target? Check. Has a very high chance of [[FlamethrowerBackfire setting the environment and thus yourself on fire]]? Check. Useless against vehicles? Check. Expensive ammunition? Check. So heavy they noticeably restrict your movement speed? Check. [[InfernalRetaliation Target almost always responds by charging you, knocking you down and setting you on fire]]? Triple check. Seriously, the only reason to ever use a flamethrower at all is the fun factor of [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential setting bad guys on fire]], and to notch enough kills with it to complete the related perk point challenge in ''VideoGame/FarCry5''. Otherwise, if you really want/need to burn stuff, ArrowsOnFire or {{Molotov Cocktail}}s are much more viable alternatives.
18th Apr '18 9:32:51 PM jormis29
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* The flamethrower is easily the most useless weapon in any ''Franchise/FarCry'' game that features them. Let's see... Short range? Check. Takes a while to kill the unimpressed target? Check. Has a very high chance of [[FlamethrowerBackfire setting the environment and thus yourself on fire]]? Check. Useless against vehicles? Check. Expensive ammunition? Check. So heavy they noticeably restrict your movement speed? Check. [[InfernalRetaliation Target almost always responds by charging you, knocking you down and setting you on fire]]? Triple check. Seriously, the only reason to ever use a flamethrower at all is the fun factor of [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential setting bad guys on fire]], and to notch enough kills with it to complete the related perk point challenge in ''VideoGame/FarCry5''. Otherwise, if you really want/need to burn stuff, ArrowsOnFire or {{Molotov Cocktail}}s are much more viable alternatives.

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* The flamethrower is easily the most useless weapon in any ''Franchise/FarCry'' ''VideoGame/FarCry'' game that features them. Let's see... Short range? Check. Takes a while to kill the unimpressed target? Check. Has a very high chance of [[FlamethrowerBackfire setting the environment and thus yourself on fire]]? Check. Useless against vehicles? Check. Expensive ammunition? Check. So heavy they noticeably restrict your movement speed? Check. [[InfernalRetaliation Target almost always responds by charging you, knocking you down and setting you on fire]]? Triple check. Seriously, the only reason to ever use a flamethrower at all is the fun factor of [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential setting bad guys on fire]], and to notch enough kills with it to complete the related perk point challenge in ''VideoGame/FarCry5''. Otherwise, if you really want/need to burn stuff, ArrowsOnFire or {{Molotov Cocktail}}s are much more viable alternatives.



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11th Apr '18 9:41:28 PM Sumatris
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* ''VideoGame/LANoire'' gives you a flamethrower for one of the last levels that's probably intended as an EleventhHourSuperpower. While it does kill whatever it hits very quickly, it slows you down to a crawl, is too short-ranged for the area you're fighting in, can't be replenished when its limited ammo runs dry, and worst of all, ''it can't be dropped'' to switch to a gun if the situation requires it. It's best you never pick it up and stick with a Browning rifle or something similar instead.
11th Apr '18 9:30:14 PM Sumatris
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* The flamethrower is easily the most useless weapons in any ''Franchise/FarCry'' game that features them. Let's see... Short range? Check. Takes a while to kill the unimpressed target? Check. Has a very high chance of [[FlamethrowerBackfire setting the environment and thus yourself on fire]]? Check. Useless against vehicles? Check. Expensive ammunition? Check. So heavy they noticeably restrict your movement speed? Check. [[InfernalRetaliation Target almost always responds by charging you, knocking you down and setting you on fire]]? Triple check. Seriously, the only reason to ever use a flamethrower at all is the fun factor of [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential setting bad guys on fire]], and to notch enough kills with it to complete the related perk point challenge in ''VideoGame/FarCry5''. Otherwise, if you really want/need to burn stuff, ArrowsOnFire or {{Molotov Cocktail}}s are much more viable alternatives.

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* The flamethrower is easily the most useless weapons weapon in any ''Franchise/FarCry'' game that features them. Let's see... Short range? Check. Takes a while to kill the unimpressed target? Check. Has a very high chance of [[FlamethrowerBackfire setting the environment and thus yourself on fire]]? Check. Useless against vehicles? Check. Expensive ammunition? Check. So heavy they noticeably restrict your movement speed? Check. [[InfernalRetaliation Target almost always responds by charging you, knocking you down and setting you on fire]]? Triple check. Seriously, the only reason to ever use a flamethrower at all is the fun factor of [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential setting bad guys on fire]], and to notch enough kills with it to complete the related perk point challenge in ''VideoGame/FarCry5''. Otherwise, if you really want/need to burn stuff, ArrowsOnFire or {{Molotov Cocktail}}s are much more viable alternatives.
11th Apr '18 9:29:39 PM Sumatris
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** The ExpansionPack to the original game, ''United Offensive'', features a startlingly useless German flamethrower that barely shows up in the campaign, has next to no ammunition on pickup, no sights, and is a waste of time to pick up. The way it's implemented makes it seem more like the developers forgot to [[DummiedOut dummy it out]] completely

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** The ExpansionPack to the original game, ''United Offensive'', features a startlingly useless German flamethrower that barely shows up in the campaign, has next to no ammunition on pickup, no sights, and is a waste of time to pick up. The way it's implemented makes it seem more like the developers forgot to [[DummiedOut dummy it out]] completelycompletely.
* The flamethrower is easily the most useless weapons in any ''Franchise/FarCry'' game that features them. Let's see... Short range? Check. Takes a while to kill the unimpressed target? Check. Has a very high chance of [[FlamethrowerBackfire setting the environment and thus yourself on fire]]? Check. Useless against vehicles? Check. Expensive ammunition? Check. So heavy they noticeably restrict your movement speed? Check. [[InfernalRetaliation Target almost always responds by charging you, knocking you down and setting you on fire]]? Triple check. Seriously, the only reason to ever use a flamethrower at all is the fun factor of [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential setting bad guys on fire]], and to notch enough kills with it to complete the related perk point challenge in ''VideoGame/FarCry5''. Otherwise, if you really want/need to burn stuff, ArrowsOnFire or {{Molotov Cocktail}}s are much more viable alternatives.
8th Apr '18 7:46:55 PM jayharrison
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* Creator/{{Compile}}'s [=NES=] shooter ''VideoGame/GunNac'' features a potent fire weapon dubbed the Dragon Napalm. It delivers massive damage to enemies and, when fully powered up, it shoots ''three'' steady streams of incendiary death at the same time!
3rd Apr '18 6:00:02 AM Wereboar
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** The trope itself is played straight. The latter problem stems from introducing 'bosses' into relatively realistic shooter and making them tougher by simply cranking their HitPoints absurdly high (they are able to withstand several dozen penetrating hits from a machine gun with no ill effects even though one hit is usually enough to kill a regular enemy).
31st Mar '18 7:51:09 PM Stealth
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* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' featured the infamously quirky [[SinisterMinister Zhang]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jiao]], who was given a flame wand for most of his playable appearances. Unfortunately, said flames tended towards being extremely weak and hard to aim. His attacks that involved whacking people with the stick actually did more damage than the fire, which would usually just hit foes for a very minor damage-over-time effect and occasionally send them flying. This was just one of the many reasons he was considered an [[CharacterTiers F Tier playable character]] for many installments.


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** The Pyro was given another flamethrower in the Jungle Inferno update. The Dragon's Fury lacks the ability to simply spread flames everywhere, but in return it is given the ability to deal fast, consistent burst damage to any opponent under the crosshairs. It also crits opponents who are on fire...and fires so quickly that it can even achieve this against ''other Pyros.'' Oh, and every successful hit allows the next shot to be fired even faster. The end result was something resembling ''Metal Slug'''s Flame Shot, with similarly detrimental effects to anyone facing it.
28th Mar '18 4:08:38 AM Ninamarie124
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