Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:25
It's a gun that has it's place, and the place it belongs is as a low-tier but high powered assault rifle held by someone who isn't in any real military and can be found anywhere and for cheap.wildweasel wrote:Well, both ends of the spectrum - the AR variants and the AK variants both - are rather grating on my nerves as of late; they're still used in "modern" tactical games despite the fact that superior alternatives have already been developed even as early as the late 90's. We've got stuff like the G36, the F2000, the SCAR, the Kriss Super V...so why are so-called special forces units in games like Call of Duty 4 still equipped by default with aging M4A1's? I mean, the SAS missions sometimes started you off with a G36C with reflex sights, but I hate most of the AR variants.The_Funktasm wrote:That's funny, I think of the M16/M4 the same way.Woolie Wool wrote:For some reason, I can't stand Kalashnikovs like AK-47s, RPKs (sorry Wildweasel), etc. They're incredibly ugly and every "tactical" mod or FPS game seems to have at least one.
Although I do believe that Spetznaz uses the AN-94 Abakan, an advanced variant of the AK-74.
You're right with the newer guns, but they suffer a similar fate. The G36 is spammed around a lot too, it's just that it's had a lot less time to. Not to mention that the AK is a real classic, and any sort of illegal arms dealer would seem like a dumbass if he didn't even have one.