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I was playing a game last night...a newer, rather popular
game, and a game I really happen to like a lot. But there is something I just
can't stand about the game. It's a petty complaint, it really is. And I do
appreciate the developers for coming up with a unique and creative tool to add
to the arsenal. But it just seems like an odd and unlikely combination - a
knife and a computer hacking tool. Every time I use this (is it a weapon or a
tool or both?) I cringe a little. I suppose that might give the game away, at
least for some of you...but I promise this blog isn't about that game - rather,
it is a blog about games that make knives available to the players (or
non-players) and does a rather good job of it. At least I think so. If I'm
missing any of your favorites, let me know. These aren't really in any sort of
order, because they're all kind of cool and special in their own way. And oddly
enough, I think most of my favorites are shooters. Perhaps that's not all that
odd. I'll have to see if I can think of a non-shooter game to add to the list.
Oh wait, I just thought of one or two...good ones too!
I don't know what game was the first to offer a knife as a
melee weapon but I do know one of the first I remember ever playing was
Counter-Strike. I wasn't ever really a fan of knives only matches (because I
usually lost), but I was a fan of hiding in the shadows waiting for an
overzealous player to come running by without properly checking the area
clear...and sneaking up for that insta-kill backstab.
"Quiet and always
available, the knife has a fast, low-damage primary attack and a slow,
high-damage secondary attack. A backstab will earn quiet players an instant
kill." -Official description
You know a knife is a big deal when it merits such a lengthy
and detailed Wiki page.
Speaking of insta-kill backstabs, no knife list would be
complete without including the Spy from Team Fortress 2. He's certainly not my
favorite class to play...in fact, he is one of my least favorites. But when I do
play as a spy, there is nothing as gratifying as sneaking up behind a
player...especially one that is either dominating you (or perhaps camping the
battlements on 2Fort) or otherwise being a nuisance. The Team Fortress 2 spy
has a few different blades to choose from. And even though the standard issue
butterfly knife doesn't really offer any perks, I do like watching the spy
twirl it open, raise it for the final blow, and strike with a swiftness that is
sure to cause the victim to grumble at the other end of their keyboard.
And what do you know, the knife in Team Fortress 2 has a
pretty cool Wiki page
too, complete with a video that shows it being used. Go ahead and click it, you
know you want to watch what I'm talking about.
Can I manage to get three cool game Wiki pages about knives?
Yes. Yes I can.
The Combat Knife,
occasionally referred to as the Close Quarters Combat Weapon System, is a
multi-purpose knife used by the United Nations Space Command.
Sound familiar? Well, if you're a Halo fan it probably does.
If you only read one of the Wiki pages, read this one. It has some great
trivia and background information about the *ahem* Close Quarters Combat Weapon
System. So, besides being a huge Halo fan boy, I've included this knife because
of Halo Reach and the "extended melee sequences" known as assassinations. Ah,
such a rewarding feeling to pull off one of these moves - it ranks right up there
with a finishing move in Mortal Kombat. Your Spartan would unsheathe his or her
Close Quarters Combat Weapon System and drive the cold steel between the plates
of armor...or worse - the skull shot. Ouch. Yeah, Halo...assassinations and the Close
Quarters Combat Weapon System...they definitely deserve their spot on this list.
Of course if we're going to talk about using knives in
combat. The game that reigns supreme might just be Call of Duty. Ever since
they introduced the throwing knife in Modern Warfare 2, gamers from around the
world have been slinging their blades - some trying to kill their opponents
with lethally accurate throws while others try to embarrass them with trick
shots. Some of the knife kills in Call of Duty were ridiculous.
"The pinnacle of
stealth and precision, the Throwing Knife kills instantly on contact" -Call of Duty
I think the most out of this world kill I saw was someone
who reflected the knife off of the helicopter and managed to score a kill shot.
Say what? I know, right. I could spend all day (not that I have *ahem*) looking
at amazing Call of Duty knife kill videos on YouTube. And yes...as you might
expect, Call of Duty has an entry in their Wiki for the knife too.
So far, I think most of these have pretty much been
multiplayer examples, but not to fear...I have a very good example of a
singleplayer game using a knife. A very important use of the knife I might add.
I can't go into all the details because I want to keep it spoiler free. But the
game is Far Cry 3, and there are several moments where a knife might come into
play. If you've played the game you know what I mean; and if you haven't...you
should because it's awesome...in a creepy, painful sort of way. That's all I can
really say. Other than...it's insane. Oh wait...wait just a minute. I take it back.
There are actually SEVERAL moments from the game involving knives. But you
really are going to have to play the game to see them all.
Okay, last game and then I'll shut 'er down for the night. I'm
going old school and non-shooter. It's still a fighting game though. An epic
fighting game. Aw yeah, you know what I'm talking about. It's Double Dragon
time. Double Dragon had a few different weapons you could pick up. From a whip
to a baseball bat, and oh yes. A knife. You could throw the knife. And it was
cool. Maybe not as cool as a Halo assassination or a Spy backstab, but still
On that note, I really hope the FBI or NSA never has a
reason to review my internet browsing history. I might have a lot of explaining
to do. Why yes I can explain why I searched on knives, spies, and assassinations.
Y'all have a wonderful evening.