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3 min gameplay footage
« on: September 23, 2010, 01:53:56 PM »
Hm, here's some footage of me against AI10 in race mode to 60 000 points--AI lost and only accumulated 8 000 points (this should be looked at, they don't make enough combos and a high stack means significant time loss).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzQiQEPluqo
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Re: 3 min gameplay footage
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 02:28:45 PM »
The AI doesn't actually look for combos, and due to the complexity of that it's not something that's planned, either.  The VS AI for Tidalis is fairly limited, as advertised, as it simply wasn't a focus for this game.  Sorry! 

But that didn't let us stop putting in VS modes that the humans would be good at and enjoy -- and we let the AI play in all of the ones that it technically can play in, even if it's not going to be very good at all of them (it's pretty good at the VS Garbage, for instance.

In short: the scope had to end somewhere, but we didn't want that to affect the non-AI-related VS offerings.
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Re: 3 min gameplay footage
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 02:38:53 PM »
Ah, I thought it did do occasional combos, but I suppose those were just luck.  The AI definitely holds its own in garbage mode, or at least when the game doesn't end in a few short moments!  :D

It's better than nothing, I would say in this case.
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