Exactly. From the stats i suggested previously, only 3 would be meaningful.
- reliability, which now is very close to 100% for all weapons
- handling, which will replace reloading time mostly
- ergonomy, which will replace dispersion and recoil.
I am aware that this is mostly a cosmetic revamping of current stats, but the idea was to remove the precise numbers and replace them with less precise stats. Because accuracy is skill dependent, damage is ammo dependent (and i don’t know how a gun in itself can add or subtract from damage with the exception of silencers), reloading should be skill dependent, clip, weight and size are measurable and will remain as such.
Those were just examples of how guns are rated on their reviews. No one will tell you this gun has 15acc, 60 reload time and 5 recoil.
The next bit is a copy-paste from a direct compare between 2 guns :
Model: Ruger SR45
Magazine capacity: 10 rounds
Materials: Brushed stainless steel slide and glass-filled nylon frame
Weight empty: 30.15 ounces
Barrel Length: 4.5″
Overall length: 8.0″
Sights: Three dot “combat style,” rear adjustable for windage and elevation
Action: Striker fired
Finish: Two tone
Price: $529 MSRP
Ruger Ratings (out of five stars):
Style * * * *
The Ruger’s two-tone look is more appealing and less threatening than the hardcore gangsta version. Because concealment isn’t much of an issue, the flashy slide is no detriment. Like the Fiat 500 Abarth, the SR45 looks more expensive than it is. It’s also about the same size.
Ergonomics (carry) * *
A good duty holster and reinforced gun belt is a must. Carried openly, it’s comfortable despite its weight. Stuffed into an IWB holster at my preferred 4 o’clock position, it was as comfortable as a kidney stone.
Ergonomics (firing) * * * *
The reversible back strap worked well, completely transforming the handle and accommodating my medium-sized hands. The trigger is very much a love it or leave it affair. I loved it, but in this I may be a solitary voice in the wilderness. The handle needs more rake. The sights are excellent. During rapid fire, there was some recoil, but the pistol came back to target faster than a fat guy to a buffet line.
Reliability * * * * *
Flawless. I was unable to make the Ruger wet the bed.
Customize This * * *
It has a rail, so feel free to make the pistol even heavier by adding lights, lasers, an MP4 player or an industrial-sized rare earth magnet. The aftermarket for Ruger semi-automatics is not robust.
Overall * * * *
Anyone contemplating the purchase of the SR45 would be well advised to check out the trigger first.
Model: Glock G21
Magazine capacity: 13 rounds
Materials: Stainless steel slide and Melonite® barrel, polymer frame
Weight empty: 26.46 ounces
Barrel Length: 4.6″
Overall length: 8.22″
Sights: Fixed plastic front and rear
Action: Striker fired Safe Action®
Finish: Black Tenifer slide, black frame
Price: $687 MSRP
Glock Ratings (out of five stars):
Style * *
Glock doesn’t do style. Based on the popularity of Glock pistols, their lack of style might even be a selling point.
Ergonomics (carry) * * *
It’s big and looks like it would be heavier, but the G21 is lighter than the Ruger SR45 and feels it. I’d rather shove a carpet knife inside my pants then carry this pistol IWB, but stuff it in a duty holster and you’re GTG.
Ergonomics (firing) * * *
The brobdingnagian handle will not fit small and medium hands. The G21’s trigger is fairly light but as squishy as grandma’s sponge cake. Recoil is quite controllable, but there was more of it than I wanted.
Reliability * * * * *
The G21 tester sported Glock’s trouble-free traditional Recoil Spring Assembly, rather than the trouble-prone Gen4 RSA. As expected, there were no reliability issues.
Customize This * * * * *
With its accessory rail and an aftermarket that’s ready, willing and able to sell any doodad that money can buy, the G21 is almost as customizable as an AR.
Overall * * * *
The G21 is the Charles P. Dutton of handguns – it’s big, bulky and a very solid performer. Unfortunately, the G21 has all the charm and visual appeal of a primitive farm implement.[/spoiler]
And this is what i’d like to see in the game. Not numbers. The numbers will work in the background, as they should be.