Originally Posted by Tai_MT
I think the Retro actually got nerfed. I left the game for about a year, came back, played some multiplayer and then my Retro had a severe accuracy loss even at close range and didn't seem to do much damage to the shotgunners.
In any case, I used to get a lot of hate for using the Retro Lancer all the time. I didn't understand that hate in the least. It's a gun basically designed to murder players using shotguns. That's the point of the weapon. When the game first came out, I used it. Why? Gears 1 and Gears 2 were massive shotgun whore fests. So naturally, you use the Retro and rape noobs.
Then they get butthurt.
Its still massively overpowered though. Shotgun whore fests were what made Gears of War popular and successful in the first place. They introduced terrible ideas such as the retro and sawn-off and it lost its popularity because of it.