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#21 MrDaaark   Members   -  Reputation: 3551

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:24 AM

I've played well over 500 hours of Skyrim, and I don't see anything that makes the NPC AI good or special. They just walk around on schedules and play back pre-recorded lines. It's all marketing speak!

Follower NPC AI is among the worst ever.

Edited by Daaark, 18 September 2012 - 11:25 AM.


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#22 IADaveMark   Moderators   -  Reputation: 2416

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:56 PM

I've played well over 500 hours of Skyrim, and I don't see anything that makes the NPC AI good or special. They just walk around on schedules and play back pre-recorded lines. It's all marketing speak!

Their focus was no on making completely compelling villagers... there were more important things to do on a project of that size.

Speaking of which...

Follower NPC AI is among the worst ever.


That is actually a fairly ridiculous statement. Posted Image

There is plenty they do very well. The problem is, the better AI gets, the less you notice it precisely because it looks normal.

For example:

Weapon Selection
Points of Interest

Sure, there are things they could have done better... but "worst ever?" Not even remotely.

Edited by IADaveMark, 18 September 2012 - 06:00 PM.

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