DualShockers: Breaking Reality: A Small Explanation Can Go a Long Way

John Colaw writes "Sometimes we have to permit a few acceptable breaks from reality in video games for a variety of reasons, often to ensure that they remain fun more than anything. Most people are well aware of the fact that shotguns in real life have a longer range than the usually depicted 15 feet, but game balance sometimes requires this limitation. My character in Skyrim is currently holding over 1,000 arrows thanks to their weightless nature. Not very realistic, but helps with game balance and an acceptable break."

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