Playing it on the PS4 and I'm constantly frustrated by the A.I, partly down to the dumb enemy A.I but more so the friendly, which is more unwelcome than RE5 tbh. I hate companion A.I in games because it very rarely works, more often than not ruins the game and tbh I wish TLOU was all solo.
So I'm playing the game on grounded with no hud and you have no clue where the A.I is.. well they follow the exact same pattern unless alerted, which they change that pattern but switch to another one. It is so inconsistent though, I can do the same thing after each time I die, sometimes the enemy will spot me and sometimes they wont, even though they are in the same position and everything. You get that weird noise that slowly gets louder to indicate they can see you, but that is so dumb, they should be able to spot me instantly, a guy running around 20ft from you should be instantly recognisable. Sometimes that doesn't go off though and they randomly just spot you... again inconsistent.
The other weird thing is the A.I path finding is broken, they'll constantly run into things, they'll run into walls, get tripped up on the environment and I think the animation priority breaks them, they over animate to the point they look un natural and like zig zag a lot. I had one guy who spotted me even though he shouldn't have done (again inconsistent) and while running down the stair case he was running into the wall and the rails constantly, turning around for no reason, doing circles.......... just looks so crap.
What is up with the clickers as well? They are meant to spot things like radar does, yet they are only alerted by sound? I'm sorry but that isn't how it works, they click, the sound comes back to them and they get a picture from that. So when you're moving around infront of them, they should spot you! The whole concept is broken, it doesn't work and it takes me out of the game..
Finally onto the friendly A.I........... they are annoying, by the time I'm done with each combat/stealth section, I'm so pissed off by them that I don't care, I want to kill them off so I can play alone. They've killed any empathy I have for them, the story is dead to me now, not invested in it as a result of how annoying they are.
Frigging to have them constantly running like a spaz around the place, just needlessly running around and again they just over animate, it doesn't look realistic. It reminds me of when you see a soldier run in the latest BF games, a weird weightless animation, it is hard to put my finger on it, just something wrong with them.
They're always running into me, getting in my way, breaking my immersion by running into the enemy and being so loud. On grounded mode one hit and you're dead, to have them get in my way in a desperate time is so annoying, I constantly get shot or alert an enemy cause I cannot get out of the way as they're there. GRRRRRRRRRRRR!
They don't do anything either, if an NPC walks up behind me, they don't alert me even if they can clearly see it coming. If I'm in a combat situation they wont do the logical thing and shoot the enemy or whatever. No the best I'll get is they run up, punch the enemy, they'll then stand there and wait for me to shoot, the enemy ignores them...... like wtf? It all looks retarded, the A.I acts retarded.. probably the worst A.I I've experienced in years and I cannot believe they didn't bother to fix it in this so called remastered edition.
I cannot believe this won so many awards