Haha, yeah I totally agree about the weapons. I just stuck with whatever pistol and shotty that were in good supply. Still thought the game was a blast, though.
Hahah, yes. You know there are balance issues when you panic when you run out of pistol ammo (any pistol in the game, actually) but don't give a shit if you run out of shotty or rifle ammo (except maybe the Colt or German rifle).
Still, it's a very good game and even though it has issues, you never really stop having fun during any part of the game.
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