Mango, on December 2nd 2007, 01:13 PM, said:
So far, I'm underwhelmed by this game and I'm genuinely puzzled by the extremely high reviews this game has garnered in the game magazines and websites.
Sure the graphics are great and the large environments are nice, but it's nothing we haven't seen before. The story is clichéd. I'm not seeing anything (yet) that is innovative or makes me think, "Holy crap! That's awesome!" To compare, Bioshock blew me away with it's art design and superb story, and it totally deserved it's high ratings.
More disturbing is how bad the game AI is. I've had enemy soldiers run right by me in a stairwell without identifying me as the enemy. I wasn't cloaked at all. Several times I could just follow the enemy soldier around buildings and walk in front of him without him attacking me.
The game is decent but it doesn't deserve the 92 rating it has at Metacritic.com.
Your absolutely right about the A.I., it stinks as most (all?) A.I. does. In the demo, for some unknown reason, I've had guys come searching for me, but I make mincemeat of them. Most of the time they stand around waiting to be killed.
I do love sneaking about in the bush and think that the cloaking is cool enough to make the situation seem kinda realistic, but when I attack a compound, the A.I. is at its weakest, and I have a strong sensation that in real life I'd be toast so fast it's time to spread the butter.
I realize this is starting to become a regular theme with me, but I'm erasing games left and right off my computer- Tabula Rasa, gone, Gothic 3, gone. I'm getting very picky about what I play, but give me a jungle to crawl around in and I'll probably still go for it.