Thursday, September 15, 2011

SA-X From Metroid Fusion: Not the Brightest Bulb

It's apparently hard to program a good enemy AI into a simple game...

It's not that you can't get something that will exhibit smart behaviors, it's just that testing will reveal... special behaviors, by which I mean, inadequate programming causes the AI to be unable to cope with some situations.

Such as... the player hiding. (In the below videos, the hyperactive orange and red character is SA-X, a sort-of evil sort-of clone of Samus Aran from the Metroid games. The other similar-looking character is Samus, the player character, who can turn into a ball to move through tight spaces.)

Some people remark that the music (which is the theme for the SA-X) sounds a bit sarcastic. I'd tend to agree.

-Signing off.

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