Shiva

#1 Edited by Phished0ne (2495 posts) -

Has anyone noticed how lacking Shiva's AI is

they talked about how intelligent it would be, how you would "see no difference" between the computer playing and your friend,   but it seems to me that your AI partner dosent even understand the concept of "aim for the head" and in a game like RE that is very important. I mean i watched "her"plug 4 bullets into the body of a playing dead "zombie".  I understand that this is meant to be a Co-op game, but  there are going to be many times when i feel like playing it by myself.  But whatever, i guess you cant really judge by the demo.

I am kind of fed up with companies that talk about how amazing their AI is, because it almost always ends in dissapointment, i think F.E.A.R is only of the only games i remember revently that lived up to the hype when it came to AI.
#2 Edited by ShiroMe (130 posts) -

I don't care how smart she is. She's so freaking hot.

#3 Posted by Bullet_Jr (770 posts) -
ShiroMe said:
"I don't care how smart she is. She's so freaking hot."
This is it.

I mean, if Shiva had better AI, the game would be easy and it would take away from gameplay.

#4 Posted by AutomaticSnake (390 posts) -
ShiroMe said:
"I don't care how smart she is. She's so freaking hot."
You fap to videogame characters?
#5 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -

How is she hot? I find her butt ugly.

#6 Posted by Shazam (474 posts) -
ShiroMe said:
"I don't care how smart she is. She's so freaking hot."
Isn't that how all men want their women? I don't care if she doesn't aim for the head - the nads is the place to get 'em. Zombie or not, guys react the same way.
#7 Posted by Stevokenevo (573 posts) -

She wasnt at all hot when she got a massive axe to the back of the head because she doesnt know how to dodge......

#8 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -
PureRok said:
"How is she hot? I find her butt ugly."
Racist...j/k.
I think she's really hot.
#9 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Shiva? She's not in RE5. All this game has is someone called "Sheva."

#10 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

If she pisses me of and waste my ammo I'll shoot her in the head !!!!!!

#11 Posted by Daz0608 (384 posts) -
Phished0ne said:
"Has anyone noticed how lacking Shiva's AI is
they talked about how intelligent it would be, how you would "see no difference" between the computer playing and your friend,   but it seems to me that your AI partner dosent even understand the concept of "aim for the head" and in a game like RE that is very important. I mean i watched "her"plug 4 bullets into the body of a playing dead "zombie".  I understand that this is meant to be a Co-op game, but  there are going to be many times when i feel like playing it by myself.  But whatever, i guess you cant really judge by the demo.

I am kind of fed up with companies that talk about how amazing their AI is, because it almost always ends in dissapointment, i think F.E.A.R is only of the only games i remember revently that lived up to the hype when it came to AI.
"
Are you just basing that on the Demo? It may be a lot different in the final game, and anyway, the best way to play this is with friends
#12 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

It's kind of strange to me how the most common complaint about RE4 was having to escort and protect Ashley, and then in RE5 they increase the problem by giving you an AI companion for the entire game. Not only do you have someone you need to protect, but you also have to share your ammo and health with her. I understand that it could be cool if you're playing co-op, but not everyone is going to do that, and hopefully playing solo won't hurt the experience.

Personally, I never had a problem with Ashley. I thought she was a very competent AI character, who did a fine job of staying close to you, and ducking out of the way so she wouldn't get shot. Sure, there are some times when she's going to be grabbed by other guys, and it had a few difficult areas where you have to protect her, but I definitely thought they did a great job.

#13 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -
ShiroMe said:
"I don't care how smart she is. She's so freaking hot."
I've got to admit. I agree with this statement.
#14 Posted by Phished0ne (2495 posts) -

I agree that since it is meant to be a Co-op game, the AI of your companion dosent REALLY  matter that much , it just annoys me how much they hyped it in interviews.  but  that is to be expected.

Daz0608 said:

"Phished0ne said:
"Has anyone noticed how lacking Shiva's AI is
they talked about how intelligent it would be, how you would "see no difference" between the computer playing and your friend,   but it seems to me that your AI partner dosent even understand the concept of "aim for the head" and in a game like RE that is very important. I mean i watched "her"plug 4 bullets into the body of a playing dead "zombie".  I understand that this is meant to be a Co-op game, but  there are going to be many times when i feel like playing it by myself.  But whatever, i guess you cant really judge by the demo.

I am kind of fed up with companies that talk about how amazing their AI is, because it almost always ends in dissapointment, i think F.E.A.R is only of the only games i remember revently that lived up to the hype when it came to AI.
"
Are you just basing that on the Demo? It may be a lot different in the final game, and anyway, the best way to play this is with friends"
 
And yes, as i said in my original post, i said "I guess you cant really judge by the demo"
#15 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

I don't think it is a good justification at all to have crappy AI just because it is meant to be a co-op game. For people who don't have access to anything but single-player, that is not fair to them.

#16 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -

First off, demos don't represent the final game. Second, it would not be as fun. You would just have to give all your guns and ammo to her, and you would never die. That would suck.

#17 Posted by Phished0ne (2495 posts) -
Snipzor said:
"First off, demos don't represent the final game. Second, it would not be as fun. You would just have to give all your guns and ammo to her, and you would never die. That would suck."

yeah but cant you at least make your partner competent enough to shoot for the head 50 percent of the time?   I dont even care about the killing of the zombies its the conservation of ammo that i am worried about.
#18 Posted by LiquidPrince (15907 posts) -

I don't find her that hot. She's okay though.

#19 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -
Phished0ne said:
"Snipzor said:
"First off, demos don't represent the final game. Second, it would not be as fun. You would just have to give all your guns and ammo to her, and you would never die. That would suck."

yeah but cant you at least make your partner competent enough to shoot for the head 50 percent of the time?   I dont even care about the killing of the zombies its the conservation of ammo that i am worried about."
Well you generally try to use at most 2 shots on every enemy. Forget aiming at the head, aim for the leg, knock them down, stomp/impale, rinse/repeat. Plus you should play this online, not offline.

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