On Saturday, 12 September 2015 at 14:25:46 UTC, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
That's pretty similar to how I felt about Doom3: People complained how "unrealistic" it was to not be able to duct tape the flashlight to the gun, but...For crap's sake, it's a game about a demon invasion from hell and one guy single-handedly holding them all off. Realism and believability were obviously never the point. :)

'Course, that game had other issues, but realism (or lack of) was never one of them.

But maybe I'm misremembering. Saw it a long time ago.

Never saw it myself, but that's what I'd heard it was about.

It's funny, people are willing to suspend their disbelief for demons from hell, but not for the lack of a flashlight and duct tape. It's probably because it was an annoying game mechanic, and taping a flashlight to a gun is something so simple and mundane that you *can't* suspend your disbelief at Doom Guy being unable to find a way to use both at once somehow.

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