I have been meaning to ask this for a whilel; What is the best AI in a game that you have ever come across? I dont care about genre, though comparing an FPS AI to a strategy AI might be difficult.
Id like to hear your thoughts and share any stories/memories that you want about AI.
Which AI challanged you the most with its intellegence? Not hard games, but hard AI.
Ive never played AI wars, but that seems not to be great AI, but game balance that makes it hard.
I remember being impressed by both Half Life (Marines crouch when shooting, thats like real life!) and FEAR (Though looking back, many of these were set pieces).
Then some bad AI would be CiV on release. Archers out front, to protect the squishy pikemen.... (I hear they have patched this)
Of course, the creature in Black and White, for me, actually seemed like a true enough creature. Mine loved eating beachballs, even though it would puke afterwards, and Id smack it around. It never did learn. How I miss him.
Facade also gets a mention though Im unsure if it was interesting AI, or just programing in loads of words. Im guessing AI.