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My experience with sniper rifle in FPS games

Posted by stringofthoughts on April 7, 2009

aw50-scopeSniper rifle is my favorite weapon in a FPS/TPS  video game. I can’t wait to get my hand on this baby 😀 . I’ve been playing video game for a long time especially FPS (War-WWII / Action genre). Some of the war based games i played are Deadly Dozen, Medal of Honor, Battlefield Vietnam, Call of duty, Conflict Desert Storm, Delta Force: Black hawk Down. Recently I played DOOM 3 and Far Cry. The point is i kept on playing games as games released and never played back. Once i finished one I moved on to another one.

mosin-nagants-scopeA week ago a friend of mine came asking for Call of duty CDs. When i had the CDs i thought let’s install and play once more :). I was really surprised I was having hard time playing it again. You know what the reason was the game itself. I’ve been playing advance games with very informative HUD , complete situational awareness and advance weapons but when i came back to WW-II background i had nothing. It was kind of irritating because you don’t know where the enemy is suddenly you find yourself in the middle of firefight and get shot 😦 . This actually made the game more intense.

springfield-m1903-scopeNow the sniper rifle. In advance games besides having an overall situational awareness the sniper rifle scope itself provides great deal of info. I like the AW50 Sniper rifle in Far Cry. Once i got this weapon I never left it. It’s got great zoom and packs a lot of power. Also here no other snipers are hunting you 🙂 . Now let’s look at the sniper from Call of duty 🙂 the scope had no zoom and the overall background of destroyed building it was very difficult to spot enemy snipers. You think it’s clear let’s move ahead and you got hit in the head.It took me a while to adapt with sniper.

The total experience of playing with a say inferior rifle 🙂 was very different than the first time i used it. First time it was powerful and favorite weapon but after getting the taste of advance sniper rifle it kinda sucked. But then again it’s Call of Duty 😛


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