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I've been playing the crap out of Dual Strike, but decided to pick this one up again since I never finished the single player. Dual Strike has me spoiled. I love fog of war because of how strategic it is, but I'm really disappointed that they throw it all out the window in AW2. I didn't take long for me to notice that the computer cheats, and can see you if you're not in a forest. It's total bs, and as of now has ruined what was up to that point a good experience.
I want to slap the Japanese guy who thought that was a good idea.
The AI had some significant performance and capability upgrades between AW1/2 and AWDS. The AI already takes its time on the GBA games pathing and working out what its doing (and is still pretty dumb and a lot of its calculations are braindead simple). The significant RAM boost from the DS let them make things significantly more complex, having spent some time documenting the AI code it's much, much more complex which is why they now follow the rules (despite still cheating a little) in DS.
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