Well, as I get my thoughts together (the process of which always involves the decision on whether to use a fish net or a butterfly net) on which games I should do first, it brings me to a larger concept of “what games should I do at all?” Of course, I am necessarily limited to commenting on games that I have already played. What would be the point of analyzing the AI of a game that I haven’t played? On the other hand, I have experienced some games where, despite having played all the way through, it was as if the AI was never there. Anyway, I digress. (Where’s my net?)
I thought that I could toss out a list of games that I remember having made mental notes on regarding the AI and see what you,
my loyal readers the hapless wanderer into this site, may be interested in hearing about. So, here’s a partial list of games that I may be interested in, and at least minimally prepared to comment on.
The games I have been playing recently are as follows:
- Call of Duty 2 (XBox 360) (Entries here)
- Neverwinter Nights 2 (PC)
- Splinter Cell (XBox)
- Doom III (PC)
The games that I have spent time on in the past 4 years or so that I would be interested in covering are:
- MarioKart: Double Dash (GC) (Finished!)
- Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
- Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 (PC)
- Empire Earth (PC) (with a nod to Bob Scott)
- Warcraft 3 (PC)
- Madden 2003 (PC) (is there’s a point since this is now 4-5 versions old?)
Some classics that I would like to revisit at some point:
- Railroad Tycoon II (PC) (did that game have legs or what?)
- Civilization II (PC) (speaking of replayability!)
- Creatures (the original one) (PC)
- Rainbow 6 (PC)
- Starcraft (PC)
What would really be crazy is for me to go back to the 80s and talk about some of the games I played back then… like North Atlantic ’86. It’s kinda funny to think that a game in 1985 actually had AI, isn’t it?
Anyway, if anyone has any preferences on that list, let me know. I will probably bust loose on something either very recent (like my meandering through NWN2) or something I can write at length on (like how my whole family has picked apart MarioKart: DD) for my first review. Keep an eye open!