I'm surprised no one seems to know you can thaw yourself out by shaking the mouse and whacking the movement keys. I almost never get frozen for more than 5 seconds against the exo.
yea it took me awhile to figure that one out
That said, the AI is pretty good. not spectacular, but it's better than allmost anything out there. You have to remember that they enviroment is DYNAMIC and programing a AI in there is far more difficult than a in most games.
Maybe it is, but, compared to the AI from Gears of War or even Halo 1, it's kinda lackluster in action. It's very easy to reduce some ridiculous number of hostiles down to size by taking a few potshots and sprinting into some little shed so they'll come up in ones and twos to check and see if you're still there. It's also really bad about actually getting in there and fighting; if an enemy has line-of-sight to you he will almost never advance. They rarely go for cover when fired on; in fact, never that I could see. They'll go for cover when NOT being shot at, though, which is damn near incomprehensible.
The AI also gets an impressive boost to his accuracy, compared to you. Those KPA folks are pretty good with their FY71's. Nay, superb. They can empty the clip at medium range and actually hit six or seven times, unlike you.
Gears of war is a nace game, but it's whole fight system is built around (allready pre-made)cover, in a non-dynamic enviroment.
In Crysis you can create your own cover by cutting down trees or throwing/breaking stuff.
That siad, you're a Delta Force operative in a cloaking nano-suit. Of course the common NK soldier isn't a threat to you.
I've seen them act rather smart at times...trying to flank you, hiding behind walls. When I once kill a dozen of them, and only 4 were left, I tried to lure them into a room for a trap.. thy were to scared. They just keep going from cover to cover, peeking and fireing a few shots when they saw me. And when you claok they spray the area where you were with random pot shots.
FYI - the SCAR is more powerful and accurate than a FY-71. I can score headshots with it easily, especially with an assault scope and in strength mode (keeps the rifle steady, excellent for sniping)
the ai has some useful skills, unfortunately there arent that many of them, and they arent used enough. if i can snipe em off at long range i will, and so some of those behaviors i never got to see. they need to react better to sniper fire. in a game that has 2 dedicated sniper weapons, and several that can be used as such, you would think better reactions were in order. sometimes i would just sneak into a high position in their base, like the sniper towers, and lob grenades off the top. causes total chaos. all they would need to do to prevent it is toss a grenade at the base of the tower, and it would collapse and most likely it would kill me.
the ai on the helicopters was way too good. once it had seen you the only way to get away from it was kill it. i held one off at a gas station for a half hour, the building was mostly indestructable so i would go in recharge, cloak, then go out and shoot at it. it would take a few seconds to get its guns on me, and i usually went back inside before then. eventually i got pissed, ran to a boat and used its gun to kill the chopper. you cant hide in the bushes and cloak doesnt last long enough to get you away from it.
as for the scar, its a good weapon when you have the ammo, but when you run out its a total throw away. i actually used a system where id use the weapon with the least ammo, then discard it when it was empty. as a result i always had a fully loaded fy71 on hand, cause it was easy to keep full, and it was good enough to use in most situations. so i had no problem using my favorite weapons first.