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Halo 4 Sniper Rifle "Looks Like A Tank"

Remember when you first sniped a grunt in Halo: Combat Evolved? Felt good, right? Well, the fan favourite is back for Halo 4. But has anything changed?

Well, it still has four rounds per clip, it still has x2 zoom and it's still one super powerful headshot machine. The only difference is it now looks like a tank! (E3, Halo 4, Xbox 360)

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guitarse  +   1264d ago
It does obscure view a lot when your not scoped in, levels the playing field a little for those pesky no-scopers lol.

Looks bad ass though!
MoreConsole  +   1264d ago
Sounds meaty too! I love the way 343 Industries has beefed up the audio on classic UNSC weapons. Can't wait to try it out for myself!
crxss  +   1264d ago
eh... i don't like it. not a huge fan of that scope. i don't mind the sound but i don't think they "beefed" it up, it sounds completely different.
BattleAxe  +   1263d ago
Looks like just another Halo game to me. Its hilarious how there is absolutely no recoil on that gun. The new haven for noobs lol
SixZeroFour  +   1263d ago
@battleaxe - no recoil and no auto aim, just as it always has been...far from the "haven for noobs" you speak of
Anon1974  +   1264d ago
I love it. I've always liked Halo, but too many guns just feel like they're toys designed by Fisher Price and they just lacked a certain punch. It's nice to see a focus on some beefier weapons.
lastdual  +   1264d ago
I'll miss the visor, as it always made the Halo sniper rifle feel iconic, and scoped view looks a little too busy, but the heft and sound of the weapon is nice.
StraightPath  +   1264d ago
Halo 4 will not be touched by any other exclusive i am afriad. Halo is a beast exclusive.
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YodaCracker  +   1263d ago
Certainly not in sales, but we have yet to see how it will match up in quality. I have high hopes for 343 Industries, though.
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AJ Hartley  +   1263d ago
battle axe
Recoil? Lol your a spartan a super enhanced human why would there be any recoil hes mega strong.
aviator189  +   1264d ago
I think I can deal with the exterior look, even though it looks as if there's an old nintendo with wires on the top, but I hope 343i removes those two arcs that are fixed around the reticule when you're scoped in. They seem a little extraneous and distracting.
Jijoro  +   1264d ago
Looks awesome but that line is blocking the barrel : /
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MerkinMax  +   1264d ago
The carrying handle?
CoLD FiRE  +   1263d ago
Why? just why did they make it so that you can't move after the game ends? That was one of the subtle things that made Halo...Halo. Removing such a thing takes away the fun of celebrating by shooting each other and throwing grenades everywhere after you win the game. I hope they bring it back in the final version.

As for the Sniper Rifle, by far it is the worst looking gun they showed for Halo 4 and its sound is atrocious. I really hope they fix these things.
Brownghost  +   1263d ago
That's not a big deal and doesn't affect me
JKelloggs  +   1264d ago
I like the look of it, the sound, sounds too bleak and tinny. I really like the hud of this, with the score on the bottom right. Can't wait for this.
tigertron  +   1264d ago
I prefer the original if I'm honest. =/
I-likeFrenchFood  +   1264d ago
this one is to slow
rmedtx  +   1264d ago
It will probably get better by the time they release the game.
MoreConsole  +   1264d ago
You're probably right. Josh Holmes - creative director at 343 Industries - has said tweaks and modifications will be made to the game right up until its release date.
DiRtY  +   1264d ago
The sound is the best for any FPS ever. So much work was invested
mochachino  +   1264d ago
If you want to hear an amazing sniper rifle sound play Crysis 1.
TheFallenAngel  +   1264d ago
Killzone 2 have the best sounding sniper rifle and i dont even like killzone.
specialguest  +   1263d ago
There's a lot of realistic gun sounds in many new FPS these days, but it seems like none have achieved the echoing sound produced from a long distance when the gun fire sound travels there.
DFresh  +   1264d ago
Not a fan of the huge amounts of recoil on the Sniper.
I think it would be cool if you could put a bipod on the Sniper Rifle, prone and shoot from an elevated position.
Tophawtdog4411  +   1263d ago
Norad6  +   1263d ago
This is NOT COD.
Brownghost  +   1263d ago
I like the cod sarcasm especially with the camping up somewhere part
fullmetal297  +   1263d ago
You never go prone in any Halo game.
Zha1tan  +   1264d ago
Dont like that motion bloom they added in reach, dont like how its still there because that gave people with bad latency such an advantage because you could watch it back on the replay and see you took their shields down and they took 2 shots to the head, blood coming out and everything and nothing.

The bloom made the latency issue even more annoying.
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A7XEric  +   1264d ago
Maybe it's just me but does the Sniper Rifle sound silenced? I feel like it doesn't have that deafening roar it had from previous games

Anyways glad to see the Sniper back though I can't say I'm a big fan of the new scope. The whole night vision scope from previous games is pretty iconic, so I'm a bit bummed they changed how it looks.
FordGTGuy  +   1264d ago
You've never heard a .50 Cal shot before.

They don't roar like that.
munish23  +   1263d ago
Frankie said there is something wrong when videos are uploaded of gameplay, the sound isnt accurate to what it sounds when you're actually there. Ive heard and read about how amazing the game sounds from people who've played the game.
Drcherd  +   1264d ago
looks very low tech. i also liked the piercing sound with previous snipers. meow not the most impressive but ill get over it.
WetN00dle69  +   1264d ago
Looks like a tank BUT it has the Stopping power of a BB gun!
MerkinMax  +   1264d ago
That's why I love Halo's sniper. 2 body shots to kill, or one headshot. And they're augmented super soldiers in super advanced armor, they can shrug off 1 body shot, but head shots are a universal language.
ArtificiallyYours  +   1264d ago
It looks like a tank, big freaking deal man. The Grunts have weird armor now, cool story bro.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1264d ago
cool looks more balanced so the gay sniper campers wont b little bitche* and play fair
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josephayal  +   1264d ago
Best 360 Exclusive of this Gen
I will stand by my statement that Halo 4 is going to be the best Halo ever made, Bungie wouldn't make a good game as 343 has develop halo 4 . ... In my opinion 343i did an amazing job on halo 4, sorry but is my opinion
MerkinMax  +   1264d ago
As a huge fan of Bungie, I think you're right. They knew they were losing that drive to create Halo, and this they moved on. 343 will have the fresh approach and wide eyes to create Halo like Bungie once did.
ZigZagLagger  +   1264d ago
I have been a huge Halo fan since the launch of the first halo over 10 years ago. I have read countless Halo novels and an active member on the forums.

Here are my thoughts on 343i's attempt at creating the sniper for halo 4:

The firing sound is okay, i would like to hear the sound linger in the air a bit longer after you fire but i do like the deeper and "beefier" firing sound.

the scope on the rifle is HORRENDOUS! this is easily the ugliest halo sniper of them all! how could you mess it up?!

The sniper fires too slow. What made the sniper so much fun in halo 1 - 3 was how quickly you could fire snipes. halo reach halo a slower, clunkier sniper and it lost the feel of what the halo sniper was, and it looks like halo 4 is following in that same misdirection.

also the markings near the ridicule are unnecessary and are distracting as well as the bloom when reloading.

PLEASE FIX THESE 353i! the sniper is such a key component to what makes halo feel like halo and if you make such drastic changes to have lost that feel, bro. haha...but really :)
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lategamer  +   1264d ago
Didn't Halo 1 have a slow sniper? Halo 2 probably had the fastest, but due to that most people just went for two body shots not a headshot. Halo 3 slowed it down, and Reach slowed it down a bit more.
ZigZagLagger  +   1263d ago
id say the halo 1 and 2 sniper are pretty similar; halo 2's may be a bit faster. in my opinion, fast ROF on snipers felt very halo-y.
Game4life  +   1263d ago
for me personally, i feel like its not the snipers that make halo halo but the vehicles. reach lacked good vehicle maps and that turned me off
clarkjudo  +   1264d ago
Off subject and On subject.
Off subject, but did anyone notice the impressive details on the gloves of the spartan alone. I am surprised that no one has been talking much about the new detailed looks for the spartan's suit gear. Back on subject, the sniper rifle looks beefy and the punch it delivers looks very satisfying. :)
cstyle  +   1264d ago
All other games will bow down to Master Chief this November.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1264d ago
No other game can touch the this monstrous Xbox Exclusive.
momthemeatloaf  +   1264d ago
Play station all stars battle royale
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1264d ago
The super Smash Clone? I'm sure it'll keep u guys entertained for a few hours but, Im sorry to say, Halo will crush PSA like an ant, like microscopic ant at that.
tuglu_pati  +   1264d ago
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SJPFTW  +   1263d ago
sorry but Super Smash Brothers >>>> shit >>> Playstation Smash Brothers Rip Off
TheFallenAngel  +   1264d ago
I dont think halo is as big as it used to be. After cod4:modern warfare came out, halo started losing fanbase.
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sandman224  +   1264d ago
They call it a tank gun. That is super duper cool. I can't wait to shoot snipers in the eye with this game. So cool. I wana wear the halo gear and be the new master chief. Then I will be the coolest nerd out there.
StreetsofRage  +   1264d ago
Amazing. Competitive multiplayer at its best!!! Best sniper in any game. I love getting nasty head shots!
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YodaCracker  +   1263d ago
I prefer Gears of War for the nasty headshots. Oh, that satisfying pop!
Psychonaughty  +   1264d ago
I like that it looks and sounds different, Halo was becoming very stale under Bungie tbh and 343 are proving worthy to carry the baton as it were.
AO1JMM  +   1264d ago
Looks and sounds powerful.
TheMutator  +   1264d ago
looks F$%&%&$% horrible!!!
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1263d ago
Im glad they made it more this way... looks like it won't be so easy to no scope,etc.. This rifle looks like it'll seperate the men from the boys when it comes to sniping!

I suck at sniping but I hate when people can play DM rounds without ever using a scope and getting tremendous amount of kills, it cheapens the game!
Hozi  +   1263d ago
It kinda reminds me of the snipers in Fallout.
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MYSTERIO360  +   1263d ago
I think the guys from DOOM must of had a say in the design....we know how they like their big guns

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