I know it looks cool but this isn't exactly realistic.
The way the German dies is the Hollywood way. Technically, according to Newtons 3rd Law of Motion, the British soldier would be thrown back the same way.
The way the soldier would die would probably by dropping to the ground, not being thrown back by the bullet.
If this is fine the way it is according to the devs, im sorry, its just that I want FH2 to be as realistic as can be. :)
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20th July 2006
in my mind the shot soldier would motion a bit backward and fall to the ground(though when shot,people can move in any direction not strictly in accordance w/ the bullets movement),and i agree that the death in the video is WAY too dramatic
death animations are hardcoded into that crappy looking ragdoll effect. Unfortunatly I dont believe there is anything the Devs can do about it.....
They actually tested someone being thrown back by a bullet in Mythbusters. They took a dummy and even shot him at close range with a shotgun, and he only fell back a bit.
If the German in real life was thrown back, then the Brit would too. Every force has an equal and opposite reaction according to Mr. Newton ;)
Most of the time, if your shot, you probably would either fall, maybe spin a little from the force, but you weren't blown back hollywood style by a bullet. Also, no one was thrown into the air by a grenade....
People were thrown into the air by arty though :). The only way people fall back if shot is if they throw themselves as a reaction to being shot. Like in that famous video that plays through FH's menu. Of the soldier being shot in the back, he just falls to his knees then foward.
when i see silly jumps like that on bullet impact, i jsut pretend it was muscle spasms caused by the pain from a bullet. Sure the bullet wont send you flying, but its entirely possible for you to jump or bounce around from involuntary muscle contractions.
Hell you shoot someone right along the brow line, over the nose, and their limbs will shoot straight out to the side and they'll do a little hop as their legs straighten. Police snipers and sharpshooters aim for this spot if they can, because even if the perp can pull the trigger, the gun will follow the arm as it darts out, causing (usually) the gun to be moved away from the hostage.
It's not the force of the bullet that makes you fly back, its your reaction to being hit by the bullet. There are some things that cant be tested by a lifeless dummy.
But it stills looks a bit silly, if not cool
since that video was taken we've increased the mass of the ragdoll (to make it more "dead") and increased the gravity which it experiences to make it fly less.