Taken from the IGN Review: ".......how the difficulty level affects the intelligence of the soldiers. On Recruit or Trooper (the two easier difficulty levels), soldiers will sometimes hesitate in unrealistic ways, presumably to give beginners a better chance to succeed. However, watching some soldiers wait before charging at me or running towards a thrown grenade is incomprehensible. On the higher difficulty levels, particularly Elite (the difficulty you unlock after beating the game once), you'll find that the AI is incredibly tough, taking little to no time to line up headshots and use their group tactics to show you absolutely no mercy. For instance, during one troop charge, I notice that three soldiers tossed grenades to force me to retreat, which was all a distraction for a fourth soldier to come up and blast me from the side." So ya, the pretty much explains why the AI looks so stupid here.
will people even play this at singleplayer mode? I sure will jump right into the multiplayer. can't wait
nishanth: I hate to break it to you but this game isn't really hyped all that much. By the way, Halo? Normal. Gears? Normal. COD? Normal. It doesn't matter how "normal" (btw the correct term is generic) a game is if it does what it does better than all the others. (Where COD gets its success from)
I am hoping that the AI has been tweaked a little for the vid or that he is playing on easy because as i recall, in the original killzone, i was getting lit up by fire by every enemy in range. And trying to melee an enemy in the original would likely never work because helgast would just shotgun you when you get within 5 feet. Maybe they dumbed down the difficulty just a little because im sure there were some complaints from the last one about how hard it was.
@nishanth12 Why was Gears 2 hyped, that looked normal too. Every big game is usually hyped. If you're a 360 fanboy, why are you watching PS3 game videos?!!?
did anyone read the message at the top of the screen "preview code"... the AI has obviously been dumbed down to create the movies...
Yojimbo25 they are probably playing on easy to get through the game. I heard that the Helgast can outflank you, ambush you and surround you. They can't be that dumb.
Looks Ok , Graphics nice and dirty .. very average Ai (sure its on easy) ill be interested to see the troops movement on average / hard rather than their bullets just doing more damage like other games.. .. and why oh why does every FPS think we want to press a button to go up a lift .. its dull... just move close to it and the animation should kick in without being prompted. Unoriginal
AI seems really stupid, even if its easy mode. instead of just sanding there, they could have like maybe ran away or take cover and then die. i am having some doubt, and that's coming from a huge ass PlayStation fanboy!!! i really hope der's more to it then this.
I bet the AI have aim hack on hard mode... but the game looks realy cool. times like this i'm glad i own all three systems.
for those saying they gonna put this on the hardest difficulty... lol prepare to die A LOT, even if you're one of the meanest FPSers. The AI was set to super easy for these vids to get thru as much of the map as possible in the shortest time so they don't die and have to be restarting. Want to see how badass the AI really is, watch gameplay footage thats more than 2mins, like some of the IGN videos and Dec 4's On The Spot here. There are a lot more videos I've seen where the AI is just ruthless and the player is just dying time after time then complain that the game is pretty tough.
Yes I know this is set on Easy dificulty, but what I'm most concerned about now is still the AI. Hope the AI is actually clever and challenging on Hard difficulty without using aimhack.
I'll say it once and I'll say it again... The AI is bad because they are just trying to show you what it looks like. If the guy makes it on hard he will probably die a lot and you will be mad because the video showed nothing except him dying. One of the videos I saw that was on hard the guy literally died like 5 times in a row. I just wanted to see gameplay and I couldn't because the guy playing kept dying. Having it on easy lets you see all the pretty colors with dying a lot like that other guy.
The lighting in this game looks awesome, hopefully, this time, Killzone really will be a Halo beater.