Good point @VaultHunter101 wonder if the evidence backs it up?
I’m going to focus on BL2 since that is potentially the last batch of Hyperion weapons that will be made, that we know of:
Great Pistols of note:
Lady First - TK Baha made it, but it was a Hyperion gun in BL1, so did they buy this design prior to having him assassinated?
Fibber - Two out of Three of the barrel types are very very good.
Crowdsourcing, Development, Thinking varieties
Hyperion seemed to rely on 3 gimmicks:
Talking weapons (shotgun 1340, the Bane, Morning Star)
Cornering the market on E-tech after buying out Atlas, who were the pioneers of the eridian technology.
The Invader borrows the Dahl burst fire mechanism so I guess they stole that.
The Butcher takes a page from the Vladof Infinity. I forget which manufacturers had ammo regen in BL1, there were so many legendariers that did.
@Adabiviak Depends on my target. Marauders, scavengers, suicide or iron clad psychos, Rabid ANything I need those first shots to hit with my medium to close range weapons. Wasted shots means an expedited reload, given those wild and woolly fast moving erratic targets a chance to close distance and do some major harm if I’m in the thick of it, or force me to backpedal myself. Missing and aggroing a target isn’t a problem if they are attacking head on in a predictable pattern, but if the weapon I have needs a crit to do enough damage to stun them or put them down, I probably won’t be using one of the wilder hyperion weapons to get the jump on them.