Pinpointing the firing direction in Laser Tag
It would seem that in paintball and airsoft, you can detect where you’re being fired from, as you can see the direction where the pellets fly from, and in laser tag, you obviously can't see the direction. However, in laser tag, you can use laser tag headbands and vests that tell which side you were hit because the headband will flash and vibrate only on that very side which was exposed to damage. Therefore, it would seem in this respect that the advantages of paintball and airsoft on one side and laser tag on the other side are equal. However, what can you say about the twilight or night game, or just darker areas where pellets are barely visible or it is very difficult to see them? The Laser tag has shot illumination for these cases: a standalone diod in a weapon tube which flickers with every shot.
In addition, in laser tag, you can configure a sound level of the shot, of reloaing and other manipulations. So, you can customize the sound of shots so that it can be heard from 150 feet. It would be much closer to the actual battle weapon than in other sports games.