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Seriously, this game is 13 years old, and while its friendly AI are admittedly thicker than a frozen milkshake, the enemy AI wouldn't be out of place in a modern game. They flee when outgunned, push forward when they have their advantage, evade, hell, a lot of enemy AI in current games don't have as much self-preservation. 

Yeah, there's been refinements over the years, but outside of scripted moments, baddies today still run through simple, predictable routines in most games.

It would be seriously cool if a game was made today with that as its major focus rather than graphics; bad guys that seem genuinely intelligent. 



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agreed.

Destiny AI is no better than halo CE. Its actually a direct copy and in some ways worse.



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Every gen, they say that we'll have better AI and every gen it doesn't seem to happen. They just focus on the same thing they always do. Graphics and performance.

I read a long time ago that it would be easy to create characters that react realistically but that gamers would be frustrated because they wouldn't feel overpowered or that good AI would easily overwhelm them. That "good AI" is playing against a human in multiplayer.

I remember playing Syphon Filter on PS1 and there was this part where I had killed all but one guy. This motherfucker was trying his best to stay alive. He was running when I tried to rush him and sticking his head out from cover only to fire at me. Yeah, it's been over a decade and a half since I played that gane and it may not even be as good as I remember but fighting that one guy was pretty awesome.



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You can't take fancy screenshots and have resolution fights over AI so developers are not going to focus on it.



forest-spirit said:
You can't take fancy screenshots and have resolution fights over AI so developers are not going to focus on it.


Sadly digital foundry doesn't focus on it either nor do the whole 720 vs 1080p generation of gamers so there isn't site hits to be had by focusing on it either.



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The AI in Halo 4 is actually among the best I have seen in a game, some enemies behave in a very unpredictable way.



You can't market AI like you can with Graphics!



You didnt play alien isolation it seems.



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Puppyroach said:
The AI in Halo 4 is actually among the best I have seen in a game, some enemies behave in a very unpredictable way.


agreed



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Aerys said:
You didnt play alien isolation it seems.


im playing it.

totally diffrent type of game.



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