Okay, so, if you stop and give it some thought, it’s easy to realize that small throwing items such as shurikens aren’t going to do much to a zombie. Except maybe make them look like a porcupine, if you throw enough of them.
But with shurikens, you can’t escape the ‘coolness’ factor. And I have playtesters, and they really, REALLY wanted shurikens. (That is, they really wanted them until they got them, and now, meh.)
At any rate, this mod introduces a number of shurikens and throwing knives, all of them falling under the Javelin skill. In relation to other weapons in the game, throwing weapons are the least damaging weapon available, but they are super light on materials to craft, and they retain the ability to gain additional damage from adding strength to the throw – same as javelins. They are also retrievable. Plus they stack up to 10, which can be useful early game. Sometimes.
Unfortunately, we must speak about the animation. There isn’t a light-item throwing animation in the game. There is only the spear animation, and thus that is the animation that had to be used, if you don’t want errors to creep in. And since these weapons also had to stack (because reasons), that meant the animation couldn’t end in a Drop item position. Long story short, throwing weapons uses the left trigger to the throw, not the right. And after the throw animation, the game must complete a thrust spear animation to reset the hand position. So we all just have to think abstractly and pretend that that is all part of returning to the balance stance used for proper throwing.
Plus since spears are long and shurikens aren’t, they’re held out of the viewscreen. But hey, compromises have to be made to be cool.
NEW THROWING WEAPONS
You may have noticed there are more items added than melee Tech Levels, and that is because the Overhaul mod these were made for has an additional Tech Level squeezed in between Stone and Iron.
This mod uses mostly a free Unity Store asset, namely Shuriken pack, but it does use one paid asset, namely HQ PBR Throwing Knife.
- Scrap Shuriken
- Refined Scrap Shuriken
- Iron Shuriken
- Steel Core Shuriken
- Scrap Kunai
- Iron Kunai
- Fiberglass Throwing Knife
- Increased severing
The forum topic of the mod is here.