Why isn't Obsidian developing this game?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by onemic, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. blibblob

    blibblob First time out of the vault

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    Jun 21, 2007
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    Companion AI in NWN2 is atrocious though. I stopped playing that game after the first big city because I was sick and tired either going into combat without my fighter dwarf because he was stuck half the map back, or having to babysit every character through the map. Also, combat with them was horrible, they'd put in a hit, then run to the side of the enemy. Holy shit, writing about it is bringing back bad memories. In a game with that gameplay design, I didn't want to order every single action of my companions, the game really wasn't designed for that kind of boredom. NWN1 was admittedly a worse representation of D&D gameplay, but at least they didn't expect you to do it without human friends, NWN2 they expect you to go through their, admittedly good, storyline alone with some fuck ups they call "AI" companions.
    NWN2 game engine is also the worst of it's time. There is no reason whatsoever that my game should have been lagging at ANY point in time. Overclocked Core2Duo and a 1900XT should be good enough for medium settings. NWN2 didn't think so, it thought that I was a bad boy and needed to be punished whenever I turned the camera angle. NWN2 is by far the worst game I have played since NWN1 was released.
     
  2. freshmeat

    freshmeat First time out of the vault

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    Jun 21, 2007
    Companion AI is retarded in pretty much any game you don't control them directly. Direct control over your subordinates is practically a necesity for getting things done right.
     
  3. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    No it isn't. Besides, companions aren't subordinates.
     
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    NPC AI has developed quite a long way since games like Fallout. Only problem is that the Radiant AI has been proved retarded on the combat level;
     
  5. freshmeat

    freshmeat First time out of the vault

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    Jun 21, 2007
    Ok.
     
  6. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Good.

    To be more precise: the fact that some companion AI-routines have been particularly retarded doesn't mean they can't (and won't) be good. See, for instance, most major sports games.