They went so wrong with Snipers in Reach. They've actually done a relatively good job with H4 from what I've played. They are trying to find a balance for hardcore and casual players and I admire that.
Well for a very long time the maps were; Uncaged, Hemorrhage, Reflection, Powerhouse, Atom and Boardwalk. I may be missing one or two as it has been a while.
Uncaged was playable. It wasn't the best looking map and the spawns were easily abused and read, but at least they had some cover and it only became a problem if you played a full party.
Hemorrhage is the single worst map that's ever been in a Halo game.
Reflection was terrible for snipers, the corridors were too tight and restricted. It meant once someone got the lead it was immensely hard to come back.
Powerhouse is average. Other than the fact it was almost never an option or selected, there are no complaints.
Atom was a bad map. Once you get into the enemies half of the map, the spawn trap is stupidly easy even for one person to do by themselves.
Boardwalk was just a bad overall map. Wasn't the worst map for Snipers, but the lines of sight meant there weren't many angles to play with so overall didn't play all that well.
The maps just really didn't work. They didn't play well and they weren't fun to play on it. It didn't help that 75% of the time the community thought it was acceptable to vote for Hemorrhage. In case you were wondering, it is never acceptable to vote for it.
Why is Hemorrhage worse than any other variant of that map?
I will probably never agree because Pinnacle is by far my least favorite map ever in Halo, but I'm too curious not to ask.
Oh dear Pinnacle haha.
Erm well it is completely one sided. One team gets completely open spawns and no chance of winning. If the other team isn't very good their strategy simply turns to hiding behind anything they spawn next to so it becomes extremely trivial and boring. Not to mention sitting still is gash and it takes ages to traverse the map so if you die you have to move all over it again.
The map itself is very similar to Blood Gulch, however the gameplay is radically different in this Halo game. This was not taken into account and what is left is an absolutely shocking map.