Ive beaten the first Crysis maybe 5-6 times, and i totally understood how the AI operated (not that they were predictable, on the contrary, part of my understanding was knowing that you never know how they react) and i approached them in each and every way possible and it always worked out fine and played super good
Now i caved and got Crysis 2, and im playing the single player (no interest in the MP) and i must say that while it does feel cod-ilized and streamlined and much more linear, it still feels like a Crysis game which im fucking loving. i can totally approach fights in several ways, and shift between stealth and assault constantly, ambush the AI and take various routes to reach or accomplish something. However..
i dont understand how the AI operates in this game. its like the game is built to be played using Cloak the entire time (stealthing your way through an area and moving forward), however if you choose to go assault (even for two seconds), the entire battle gets chaotic and out of hand !
- the AI turn into motion sensors, spotting me wherever i am if i uncloak myself, thus constantly shooting me when im visible, from everywhere .. im not the kinda pussy who beats the game in cloak! what do you want from me, game ??
- magical enemy soldiers who didnt appear on the Visor just.. appear out of nowhere and multiply the initial number of the enemy soldiers. where do they come from and how do they get here so quick ?
- when i finish the initial soldiers + the ones that followed, more of them appear and multiply again, like the game is telling me "you dont wanna go stealth? take this motherfucker" .. it turns from a 'clear this area and advance' to 'exterminate hordes of swarming enemies'
- the AI get an incredible tendency to always approach me/move my way when they're scanning the area around their downed teammate. if i go across the yard and hide in a corner, cloaked, they somehow manage to stand on my dick in a matter of seconds
I'm not saying the AI are hard to defeat, and i must admit im really enjoying myself and the game looks incredible. its just that this AI behavior is odd and im pretty sure the game just doesnt want me to try the Assault approach.. the fuck ?