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The Gun or the Sword?

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    Question The Gun or the Sword?

    This applies to video games only. Which one do you like better, and explain why.
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    You'll have to be more specific. Do you mean in a game? long-range combat? hand-to-hand combat? or as the only weapon I'll ever have in my life?
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    Umm if someone had a sword, and I had a gun-Iwould be quite happy to be honest.
    Such is life.

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    The Gun, I love straigth-foward effective technology.

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    Haven't you guys ever seen Star wars?? The lightsaber (or sword i guess) is much more accurate and for the skilled user.

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    The sword, like face_master said, the sword usually takes some skill to master.

    i.e. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, with the special sword, I forget the name for it.

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    Although guns have their obvious advantages, I chose the sword because I have found swords to be more fun to use. Rather than simply aiming and shooting, a sword can chop off a head or a limb and is much more fun in close combat.
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    I like straight-forward stuff myself. I'd prefer a sniper-rifle at long range. No fuss, no workouts/getting worked up. Pure end result.
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    Originally posted by alpha
    i.e. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, with the special sword, I forget the name for it.
    Green Destiny I believe
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    Originally posted by FillYourBrain
    Green Destiny I believe
    ah, yes... The way the movie made it so that you need to learn to just keep it steady... that is why i prefer swords.

    guns for easy kills...fun(ny) at times...but nothing like having fun sneaking up behind someone with a sword.(in games that is).

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    - Sword -
    Because its more professional

    I mean, even I can wield a gun and take out a samurai master 10 metres away. (Unless Im really incompetent and/or hammered beyond redemption) But to slice that dude up with a katana in hand requires class and skill.
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    Wait wait! I withdraw my previous statement about swords. If the gun was a railgun then Id take that! lol! thats a pr0 weapon
    My idea of the ideal railgun is the one featured in Red Faction where the scope can see through walls. (Gamma vision?) In that case I can take out like 3 targets with one slug if they're collinear... hmm ill shutup now
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    Definitely a sword.

    I'm a big fan of anything medieval plus a sword is more of a sign of strength and skill whereas a gun is a symbol of cowardness. Plus swords are bloodier and way more fun.
    Oi Oi Oi!!!!

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    Originally posted by alpha
    The sword, like face_master said, the sword usually takes some skill to master.

    i.e. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, with the special sword, I forget the name for it.
    The green sword of destiny?

    I have both swords and guns (damn Texan!)...if I were facing a man with a gun, I'd prefer the gun, otherwise, nothing compares to the saber.
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    Originally posted by face_master
    Haven't you guys ever seen Star wars?? The lightsaber (or sword i guess) is much more accurate and for the skilled user.
    That's only in star wars!
    And I choose the gun, because it's much more effective, even if the guy with a sword is a master, unless the guy with the gun is stupid.
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