Square Enix experiments with AIs a la ChatGPT, but its first game sticks on Steam with 91% negative reviews
In the year 1983, a young video game designer wanted to create a graphic adventure that would revolutionize the narrative of video games as we knew them to date. Creating a series of commands to speak to characters organically, this was one of the Yuji Horii’s early games, creator of Dragon Quest. Now, Square Enix has revived this legendary work to boast a new revolution, but its use of AIs seems to have been a total slip-up.
SQUARE ENIX AI Tech Preview: THE PORTOPIA SERIAL MURDER CASE is the new experiment from the parents of Final Fantasy. Remaking the 1983 classic to use it as a showcase for an artificial intelligence à la Chat GPT, Square Enix wanted to show off new technologies. The reception has been, with all the letters, disastrous.
If we go to the Steam page of this new project, we will find a huge number of negative reviews. Despite being free, the newer version of Portopia accumulates 91% negative reviewsthus becoming one of the worst reviewed video games on the Valve platform.
But what are the players complaining about? Well, it turns out that the implementation of this AI to the ChatGPT It is designed so that you can talk to your partner and they will respond to your orders and questions organically. In theory, that can lead to some cool emerging gameplay, but practice hasn’t borne good fruit.
Looking at the comments, everyone agrees that the implementation of this artificial intelligence does not come naturally, but gives the same results as the text adventures of yesteryear. If you don’t use the exact words the AI wants, you will not be able to continue with action, even though what you’re saying makes perfect sense in context, defeating the purpose of using these novelties.
At the moment, we have no information on whether the Japanese company plans to patch this free-to-play title or if it will stay as it is. With the controversies surrounding the use of NFTs that the company wants to popularize, there is a lot of skepticism about his current experiments.
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