Judgement forums are now up, by the way folks.
The Amazon link says "This item will be released on December 31, 2013".Is the game getting pushed back already?
Retro Lancer Vet#1,000
So good to finally have a judgment forum now!
The problem with the SOS is not how good or bad it is, it's the function it serves. Having a noob gun is a bad idea no matter how it's done.
The problem with the Retro is a case of how good or bad it is. The notion of a close-medium range rifle is fine, it was just executed poorly. Right now the Retro is bleeding over into Gnasher and Lancer territory. The Hammerburst had the same problem, but now its range threshold is clearly defined; it does not encroach on the other gun's territory. This problem also applies to the Gnasher and Lancer.
The Retro is potentially a very skilled gun thanks to its dynamic qualities. This, however, is overshadowed by its brute power.
The Retro can be fixed by rebalancing, but the SOS will never be fine. Power and skill are mutually exclusive factors. Reduced power does not justify a less skilled gun.
Cliffy mentioned how he wanted to make GoW more like Dark Souls. I'd like the skill level to come back, and I think he does too. As long as they avoid low-skill guns, the game will be fine. Power can be fixed post-release if it's an issue.
My two cents.
Loadout: Hammerburst MK-II / Gnasher Shotgun / Ink Grenade
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I suck with the judgment Gnasher and I can admit that. You don't see me complaining about the gun.
May aswell move or close this now. Judgement has its own forum.
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