• seekere - February 14, 2013 4:24 a.m.

    yeah, what about sepheroth's sword? it's ungodly long. it's like a sword-spear. you could never do any of the traditional moves with it. you could maily just thrust with it, as far as i can tell. i could be wrong, but it seems to be pretty impractal. then there's yuna's weapon, you know, the racket. all i can say is, "tennis anyone?" i'm sure that if you swung as hard serena or venus williams you'd be able to do some damage, but they're pretty darn muscular-and look it too-whereas yuna does not look to be even half as muscular as they are...and she's not. so her hardest swing would bounce off the nearest monster's face, send vibrations quickly and quite painfully up her arm shaking it out of her hand(s), which would just piss off said monster rather profusly. the only good to come out of it would the monster bringing yuna's young life to a sad, but swift, conclusion. all in all this truly i wholely concurr with many of the others. this was/is a totally awsome article.
  • Foreal77 - August 25, 2014 12:10 p.m.

    Yuna is a summer/healer therefore she doesn't need muscles to use a magic wand. Your point is moot.
  • THEBIGJ3 - February 11, 2013 3:03 p.m.

    Although boomerangs would never work, I think FFVIII's Rinoa takes the biscuit for 'worst over-design of a boomerang ever', (the forearm mounted launcher thing for those that can't remember)
  • ShadowMoon - February 10, 2013 12:26 p.m.

    a conducters baton can be made out of metal, but this type is used more for deoration then anything, but a metal one can be pretty damaging in combat. the only real life problem with the ball and chain from twiligt princess is the size of the thing. real ones do exist, just not in that size. a gun sword could work if it was desigined right. its not like guns and sharpobjects havent been fused and used in combat before in history. example: knife fused to a rifle. if your gonna go for a real one the just fuse half a swords blade to the top of rifle, then put a sword handle on it. i wouldnt recomend giving it to someone with out gun & sword skills(then again i wouldnt recomend leting someone without gun skills go runing a gun, same with the sword) nor using it when someone other then you & your enemy(s) are around
  • EternityUnknown - February 6, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    Yuffie is one of my favorite characters in Final Fantasy VII (and Final Fantasy as a whole), but to not mention her origami crane weapon (Orizuru) is a crime in this kind of article.
  • ThundaGawd - February 3, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    The Ball & Chain isn't exactly an impractical weapon. The actual name of that type of weapon is a "Meteor Hammer" and it's used in many forms of Chinese martial arts. True, it's highly improbable you could use it to break down walls as you state in the article, but other than that, it's a very versatile weapon when it comes to actual combat.
  • makaya - February 4, 2013 5:18 p.m.

    you're also forgetting the level of blunt force trauma and crushing injurys created by the ball when swung
  • NJM1564 - March 6, 2014 6:55 p.m.

    No a Meteor hammer is something else. That has balls on both ends of the chain/rope. The ball in chain is more like the Mid-evil chain mace or spiked chain mace.
  • ThundaGawd - March 7, 2014 2 a.m.

    Meteor hammers can be both single-headed or double-headed. For it to be classified as a flail or a chain-morningstar like you're saying, the chain would have to attach the ball to a short handle, but that isn't the case in this situation, and for that reason the weapon's appearance leans more towards it being a meteor hammer.
  • cecil-neighbarger - February 3, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    At least, if memory serves me, FF VII DID get the boomerang right. In fact, it was even fun to get rid of fodder items using her throw ability (though I doubt tossing pills at a monster would do any damage).
  • Jokers_Nightmare - February 2, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    This article is exactly what I thought it would be when I saw the title, someone whining about how unrealistic FANTASY games are. Did you notice how they're called "fantasy" games instead of "reality" games? Yeah, all of those weapons are impractical to say the least, which is exactly why they exist in a made up fantasy world. I feel like you're wasting your time writing an article on something so stupid, everyone knows fantasy weapons are outrageous, what else is new?
  • kyle94 - February 3, 2013 5:36 a.m.

    They're poking fun at it, not 'whining' about it. Learn to take a joke.
  • Jokers_Nightmare - February 4, 2013 4:32 p.m.

    The article is full of hate towards fantasy games, which some people absolutely love. I'm only stating my opinion, no need to freak out on me lol.
  • jambo11 - February 16, 2013 4:03 a.m.

    In case you didn't catch it, the author recognizes that these weapons are used in fantasy settings: "Many elements pertaining to your common or garden RPG are fairly ludicrous. That's why these games thrive in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. The plotlines, the villains' schemes, the haircuts... All too often these things would fall flat on their implausible faces in anything approaching a real-world setting." Having fun at someone else's expense is not tantamount to hate. It only seems hateful to those who can't take a joke. For all you know, the author loves fantasy games as much as you do.
  • pinoklin - February 18, 2013 6:50 a.m.

    you know nothing of journalism or article writing.
  • pinoklin - February 18, 2013 6:51 a.m.

    lol wrong person, was replying to the whinny dude
  • cbrinkmann1981 - June 8, 2014 9:07 p.m.

    "This article is full of hate -" No it's not. You're just being overly sensitive.
  • ahmet-ozturk - February 26, 2013 7:29 p.m.

    Your hilarious final fantasy fag boi rage at a article is quite new. No wait your family and any other fat virgin in their moms basement has overplayed that card as well =(. Silly fan boi control your bipolar small dick denial complex. You make FF out to be a bad game with people like you that play it.
  • Elgyem - February 2, 2013 9:46 a.m.

    If you're going up against a colossal lizard or dragon or rhinocerous or sorcerer, IS A WOODEN SHEILD REALLY GONNA PROTECT YOU?
  • stevengibson - February 4, 2013 11:28 a.m.


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