footle Posted February 22, 2009 Share Posted February 22, 2009 Whenever I see anyone saying THE AI IS AMAZING or THE AI IS SHIT I take it with a pinch of salt. Even back in the day when people would say about Halo THE AI IS AMAZING ON LEGENDARY I would go...yeah, but is it? I think people sometimes imagine behaviour to be better or worse than it actually is. Just to be clear, I think the enemy behaviour in Halo is wonderful. cf. Half Life's marines. The first time the smoke and mirrors made me think wtf? But that's what it was - smoke and mirrors. However, that particular set of smoke and mirrors waltzed happily over every other example of smoke-and-mirrors masquerading as "better" AI until Halo: they seemed to communicate, and they made the player *aware* they were seeming to communicate: which is half the battle, and something I'm surprised more games don't play on - there's only so many helghast hiding behind helpfully flagged red barrels and occasionally popping a shot over the bows that any one game can rely on. People imagining the behaviour to be more sophisticated than it is is what videogames AI is made of. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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