The Look of CEA's Weapons

Before I begin, I’m going to say this: Set your hate for Reach, or your immense love for the canon aside, and look at this in terms of GAMEPLAY AND AESTHETICS.
Now, onto the post. Note that the images are a bit finicky. It’s difficult to find decent examples on Google. XO
What would you prefer for CEA’s weapons to look and feel like?

Assault Rifles:

(whole) CE: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/File:MA5B.png

(whole) Reach: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/File:MA37_Assault_Rifle.png

(HUD) CE: http://h2.abload.de/img/quicktimeplayer2011-07ilvc.png

(HUD) Reach: http://i1-games.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/Halo-Combat-Evolved-Anniversary-E3-2011-Trailer_7.jpg

Pistols:
(whole) CE: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/File:M6d-pistol.jpg

(whole) Reach: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/File:M6G_Cropped.png

(HUD) CE: http://www.unscdf.com/uploads/1e8d72a8bb96cd45e7e6d9ae4d094431.jpg
(HUD)Reach: http://www.gamingtarget.com/images/content/news/HaloRemakeScreenshots.jpg

What’s your opinion? PLEASE, PLEASE explain and elaborate why you think so in detail so others may understand your view.

Personally, I pick the Reach models for both the AR and Pistol. They’re just more suitable for the game’s new look compared to the older versions, which barely look updated (though they’re in development, so they may get better).
After watching the CEA Demo that was uploaded, I DEFINITELY think that. They both fit so well with the new graphics, and look incredibly fun to use. I’d HIGHLY prefer these to be in the game, rather than the ones shown in the Grunt Funeral trailer. I’ve been playing A LOT of CE this summer nonstop, so maybe it’s just that I’m ready for a new look.

It would be appreciated if you’d edited your posts, and make changes to your opinions as more content is released, because everything is subject to change.

I may make changes to the images in the future as well. Keep this thread alive.

Just saying, the picture for the CE anniversary pistol isn’t right. The reason why is because if you look in the video it looks like that but soon after is loaded so it looks better.

I prefer the CE AR much over the Reach AR. The main reason is it just looks odd to me in CEA compared to what it looks like in Reach. I like the way the CEA AR is held and dislike the look of the barrel looking thing where MC holds it on the Reach AR. It also feels out of place to me being in this game (even with nostalgia aside.)

> Just saying, the picture for the CE anniversary pistol isn’t right. The reason why is because if you look in the video it looks like that but soon after is loaded so it looks better.

The rendering error barely had any impact on how it looked.

Still enough that you should change it.

> Still enough that you should change it.

I found a new picture.
God, editing posts is an unbelievable friggin nightmare. I’ll try to find a bigger picture of the Reach version.
Also, am I the only one who thinks the counters on both AR’s look wack?

The CE AR is way better, but I’m undecided on the pistol. Maybe if they made it look a bit shinier…

I will say that the cocking handle could do with some work on the AR, but other than that I love it.

The Reach’s AR looked alot more modern and cooler. I, at the very least, hope they make it a skull to have Reach’s weapon models.

I honestly like the Halo 1/3 AR better. Than Reach one looks cool, but screams more military sci-fi than futuristic space opera (which is what halo is, though reach and odst were almost military sci-fi).

The pistol, again, I prefer the halo 1 model since it looks stronger. Both are good for the game they’re in. However, they do need to improve the model.

I agree a million percent. I only wish we had an option (maybe on the menu?) to see either Reach’s or halo CE’s weapon design. This would make part of my life complete with joy

I know I’m going to piss of a few people by saying this, but I like the Reach AR model, just plain and simple, as long as you get 60 rounds a magazine, and 10 magazines, it’s still the same Halo CE rifle.
But hey, lets get technical just for you people who are going to whine and rage of what I just said just remember this, Comparing the Halo Reach AR and the Halo CE AR is like comparing the M16 and the M4, they both fire the same NATO 5.56 round, thus using the same magazine, you can switch out the upper and lower receiver with each other, and they look the same, the only difference is one has a shorter barrel. Who’s to say the two Halo ARs are the same, it’s just the different size of clips.

> Just saying, the picture for the CE anniversary pistol isn’t right. The reason why is because if you look in the video it looks like that but soon after is loaded so it looks better.
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> I prefer the CE AR much over the Reach AR. The main reason is it just looks odd to me in CEA compared to what it looks like in Reach. I like the way the CEA AR is held and dislike the look of the barrel looking thing where MC holds it on the Reach AR. It also feels out of place to me being in this game (even with nostalgia aside.)

Don’t forget the much more manlier sound the original AR made. And the hammer spewing out bullets <3

Actually, Bungie said it themselves that the old model for the AR was dated, and didn’t fit the graphics and detail of Reach, so that’s why they used the design of the Reach AR.

…And yes, this is a shameless bump. Problem?

The reach AR just doesn’t look like a real gun to me… It looks like something pieced together out of warthog parts instead of something forged and cut for mass production.

The pistols don’t appear too different, but I like the stockier Reach version.