Could the Buster Sword Be REAL?
The YouTube famous VSauce has launched a video game channel. This time, they are looking at the practicality of a real Buster Sword. You might actually be surprised with their finds.
This is very protective of cutting so they used weight to smash through for a ton of blunt force trauma, it may not eb entirely practical but it is possible. written essays
I'll get you that information. When I'm not busy. I just don't feel like playing through half the first disc just to get it for you. No I don't have a save file that I have just pull up because I haven't played the game in years.
No, I mean where in the games does it say that, because i remember diddly shit where it says that if it does, just give me a screencap, a video of wherever the hell it says the bust sword says it is 200lbs, because I only trust someones claim if it supported by an actual legit source. Just link me to wehreever it may say that in the game.
Okay. So the game is balls for sources. Its in the games themselves. So yeah. Don't bother looking in any game itself for any information about something in a game. According to you, it's all balls.
Where are you getting 200 LBs from? because I am calling absolute bull on any source that caon OFFICIALLY state that also realize this is a cyber punk type future, for all we know that sword is made of mythril, hard as dragon skin, but light as a feather.
We never really said it was PRACTICAL, the question is is it possible to use a sword like that? The answer is totally up in the air because we cannot say the material, it could be anything from lead to solid version of Hydrogen that doesnt instantly freeze everyone who touches it, because honestly this is the fricking future they can have technology we never realised existed or is possible.
Mother of God...
Okay, but that sword is an awefully good shield. Pretty sure bullets wouldn't work too well. Also I'd be fine if you had 20 bullets and I had this sword since at a distance your aim wouldn't be good enough to hit my fingers or something and at close range I'm sure my "super strength" from the training would come in handy since I don't necessarily need to attack with the sword.
Of course it was possible to wield it. I just wanted to see if he would say it wasn't possible. What it all comes down to is the sword's composition and density. Since it is a fictional world the "metal" very well could be a diamond based micro fiber that is no more heavy than a heavy winter jacket. The material of weapons in ALL games are laughable when you remember than most of these worlds have magic which makes pretty much anything possible. Example: Rebellion, dante's sword is probably not made of metal, as well as Sephiroth's, Kratos's, and Ryu Hyabusa's weapons.
Hey... I didn't work hard for those trophies at all. I mean... RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE.
So, I haven't watched the video, but are we just ignoring the guy who's made like five of these already? He (michaelcthulhu on YouTube) has at least three real-life buster sword videos up, each made having some kind of attempt at using them, either by him or some other buff Scottish dude. Didn't go so well.
I guess the size might not be THAT big of an issue, but good luck lugging around a 20 lb sword!!! Good vid by the way.
But lets be realistic here. The sword is made of iron. Not whatever that metal is. So really the sword is impossible to use. Even still at 20 pounds, it's still useless. If I where to use any sword it would be the roman one. It's probably the most advanced sword in the history of the world. Not to mention there are guns in FF7 making the sword even more impractical. Also, if the handle was only a pound the sword would be terrible unbalanced and even more impossible to use. The fact is the sword is more of a burden and less of a use. So really Cloud is just fucking retarded for using something that only makes him slower in battle and less accurate. Like I said, you would hack off your lag before you hacked off the other guys arm.
And don't say something like, "Well, if the sword in the Roman empire was so advanced then what happened to the empire?" Because I already have an answer for that. They where never concord through war. Their rule just got to wide to control.
Edit: I just looked it up. Turns out Clouds sword is about 200 pounds. Which is describe as being that heavy in the game itself. That's 200 pounds of dead weight. I don't care how strong you. You are not going to swig, let alone, throw a sword around that's that heavy. You wouldn't hack your leg off. You would chop yourself in half. That's even if you could lift the sword off the ground.
Provided, of course, that you have great upper body muscles, plus a strong body frame to begin with. Any old Joe Schmo can't handle the power, but if you go through army and weight training, you could probably learn how to use it semi-effectively in a medieval combat situation. In today's day and age, though, there's no way it could trump guns and the like. Overall, if you can use a buster sword, it's worth a little more than a PS3 Trophy.
I think I could use it, i'm 6 foot 4 and i can lift around 230 pound so if i had to then i think i could use it for a little but at the same time I think that because of how big it is I would probably hurt my back, shoulders, or both while trying to use it.
I can imagine if GaijinGoomba, GameOverThinker, The creator of Game Theory and Roo where in one room and one Video together.....their Amazing knowledge compelled would probably BLOW OUR MINDS!
Actually, many great swords were used just to SMASH and less cut. This is because at medieval times armor was thick and very protective of cutting so they used weight to smash through for a ton of blunt force trauma, it may not eb entirely practical but it is entire ly possible. Also as much as you may say it is difficult to control the inertia of a 20LB sword, it really isnt especially if you go through conditioning training like how Cloud probably was. It is entirely possible.
Sorry, but no. That sword would be completely useless in a battle. And lets say it is 20 pounds. It would only make you slow and pretty much inaccurate to strike with. In fact all you would be able to do with it is just hack at your foes. So while it is indeed possible to use, it is also pretty stupid to try and swig around. You would probably hack off your lag before you hack off the other guys arm.
Ah, Roo and the science behind video games... Interesting as always
You gotta love this guy.. Wish Screwattack would partner up with these guys.. Roo and The Commodore are top notch fellows..
Now I really want a Buster Sword, even if I'm not skilled at handling gigantic two-handed broadswords. I'll learn.