So, let's get this straight yet again.
The sword and the bike are NOT 100 points equipments.
The 3-s only beat the game once and each had h-guns.
There was only one guy who wasn't mentioned by Anzu and was carrying a h-gun at the beginning of the mission and that was the guy who got his head chopped off by Ami-kiri (the scissor handed bird-snake) . Later, George offer this guy his gun, so maybe that scene at the beginning was just that guy using George's h-gun because at the time George didn't need it (such a friendly guy, huh?).
Last edited by Cali; 06-07-2008 at 04:23 AM.
^ That's a doubt all of us have and it doesn't seen we'll get a clear answear anytime soon.
It could be a matter of preference, and it might be that if there were different items, maybe they weren't quite as useful as the h-gun, or quite as destructive. There's also that question about the cables plugged in Kurono's sword at 248 front page... And vodahn's theory of each normal weapon having an upgraded version, which so far seems likely. Pratically no one uses the y-gun, so maybe no one would use its upgraded version... And there's of course, the theory that the stronger weapon you get depends on the weapon you use the most. Theories, theories.
At least Oka had a new suit (considering its power, I don't think NKG had one too, so to get a super suit, at least 500 pts is needed - NKG's top had only 4 wins), a flying unit, a mecha and a h-gun. Fours items and 7 wins.
Even if the point scope software is provided by Gantz, I don't think it comes as a 100 pts prize, for that matter; it's too specific for that; "bring up your laptop and receive a neat point scope software", that sounds like a no to me.
And certainly the h-gun can be used by other team members; we've seen Nishi, we've seen that Osakan guy too. George even offered the weapon, so there's no restriction to that. What we do not know is whether the weapon stays in the game if the one who brought it to the game dies. We know that all equipments is replenished in the room, except for the suits(and most likely controllers, since they come in the suit case).
Last edited by Cali; 06-07-2008 at 06:08 AM.
Your part about the other guy having 400 points, but not having all the stuff the 700 point guy had, has a major flaw, as he could've used some of them to bring back the dead.
But there won't be anyway of knowing for certain, until an updated version of the Gantz Manual comes out, or the writer reveals information in an interview, or publishes it in the manga itself.
^ I believe there's a page in the manga that clearly shows a controller together with a suit inside a case, but maybe I'm wrong. I'll check on this later.
There isn't really a flaw; Anzu's reaction at Katou wanting to revive someone implies no ressurection has taken place with the Osakan hunters. Of course, Anzu could've gotten there after it happened, but then there's the other guys who beat the game more than once and had only a h-gun to show. Somehow I doubt they are that much into reviving, but who knows.
I think there'll be a second manual, but maybe only later on; Oku released the first manual when phase one was at volume 15.
Anyway, there's this possible explanation to all those guys only using h-guns:
Oku's still clueless as to what the new equipment will be and it'd be too showy if they had several different pieces on them, not to say where would they put it? I still wonder how they managed to have x-riflex, x-guns, swords and h-guns with only one holster and two hands.
Or, the classical one, which is the "needed foolishness". Like why no one uses the invisibility feature, or why didn't the Oni boss used his lightning against Kurono. So the Osakan team would only bring h-guns because they think it's enough contrary to reason instead of bringing an even more powerful weapon (if they did have it).
Last edited by Cali; 06-08-2008 at 11:14 PM.