This is not a complaint thread (unusual I know) but I was just playing MW3 and decided to whip out my trusty USAS 12 and felt like sharing my amusement at the Idea that people are actually calling shotguns (R870) overpowered I would just like to ask: compared to what? The USAS was SOOOOOOO much better in every way to any shotgun on BO2 its unreal: Semi-Auto (technically full-auto but the RoF is so low it might as well be), 6 rounds technically lower than R870 but is magazine feed so has lower full reload time, OHKs with Hip-fire at ranges the R870 gets hit-markers, need I go on? so yer I just find it amusing that there are people claiming shotguns in this game to be OP.
I don't know if I would say its over powered but to me it takes away from the game. Its very easy to get a reasonable score with a shot gun but at the same time your probably not going to get a flawless either. The reason I see it as a problem (again opinion) Is it makes the gun fight less about skill and more about paper/rock/scissors or in this case close/medium/long range. basically you are only going to loss a close gun fight if you really dropped the ball or got flanked. Many of your gun fights will be won even when the enemy has better aim, evasion, and out right skill in said gun fight. I tend to like games that are more about skill not like Yahtzee, poker or War the card game which really on a lot of luck or a lot of randomness. When one goes for the objectives you find yourself in every gun fight range there is and if someone happens to have a shotgun in close range you loss almost every time if the player is even semi skillful. All in all its opinion and I'm no trying to start a war. That's my opinion on the subject.
I find shotguns to be the most fun category of all weapons in almost every title. Even if the gun takes a couple rounds and very close range, you just need to position yourself in the most effective locations throughout the maps.
These were my favs. Not overpowered, just effective.
WaW- Not fun for me (Trenchgun)
You can tell when someone's a newbie to the series when they complain that the R870 or KSG are OP, they've obviously never played MW2, whose shotguns were more lethal and consistent, and were secondaries on top of that.(yet still weren't even "OP", minus the original akimbo models)