ES4: Oblivion - CRPG of the Year @ GameSpy
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January 8th, 2007, 10:41
Well, if they took out the Radiant AI, that's certainly news to me.
When I play, I encounter NPCs doing many different things, and even in the quests where you have to follow them around, they do different stuff like sitting down to read, going to fetch something from a chest, going to different locations (not the same ones all the time), etc. I encounter NPCs on the road that sometimes go to hunt, or engage in conversations with guards, and you can follow them around their daily lives and you'll find they do different stuff.
If they're scripted to do the same things all day long like in G3, then apart from that not happening in my games, Bethesda has flat out lied about their AI.
But I guess you know what you're talking about, or you wouldn't claim such things.
Then I guess this part of Oblivion isn't as impressive as it seems to me. But I still think it ranks head and shoulders above G3 in the technical department.