Condemened (Not sure this is spelled right) did this quite well. Check it out.
Having an icon in your face YOU HAVE 4 BULLETS LEFT is less tense than checking on your own admist a gunfight, or realizing you have no ammo when your about to dome a survivor.
Now I hear you, not everyone wants to check their ammo every so often, cause it's a hassle. Hence the toggle. Beautiful little thing, goes on and off.
But this may not even happen because ND could alreadly be done with the game, they could just be polishing. Regardless, this feature would make the game alot better, for me at least.
You're gonna take out every single bullet (individually animated) with an automatic rifle? seems a bit redundant and inconvenient don't you think?
You don't need to take out each bullet
This is a P-mag:
The white part is transparent and it helps gauge how many bullets you have
There's this Glock Mag:
Each of thos holes would have a bullet seen through if the mag was full
And then theres this 1911 magazine, which has holes and markings for each bullet:
Case in point, you don't need to take out each individual bullet, so having an animation in which Joel takes out the magazine isn't that infeasible. If the guns he uses don't have these type of magazines, he can weigh the mag to estimate how many bullets he has left.
These magazines are common. And an experienced killer would know how to count bullets in a mag
Including Joel has been doing it for more than 20 years,I don't see what's the problem