I second that.If so please say the target you are escorting is able to defend themselves at least a little bit.. Most escort missions are ruined by AI with zero self preservation instincts in most games and is just a miserable experience to deal with.
Agree for the most part, but I feel like the current stage of gamedev industry makes for promising possibilities for escort missions. Not likely to be great and mind-blowing, considering all the past pain and anger escort caused, but far better - people learn from the past, after all.Escort missions in general are bad (at least used to be the worst missions in MMOs like WoW). There are number of issues with them.
One is that the NPC will likely have death wish and the AI will likely frustrate you. Another is that the mission forces you to play in a certain way, as opposed to the open-ended, emergent gameplay of other types of missions. Third is that they tend to be time-intensive, especially if you fail it.
Escort missions MAY make sense from flavor point of view (working as a bodyguard makes sense for a solo), but making these escort missions enjoyable is likely harder than with other types of missions.
I really like your idea and i think the Devs could pull this off with out the quest being a pain in the arse .Agree for the most part, but I feel like the current stage of gamedev industry makes for promising possibilities for escort missions. Not likely to be great and mind-blowing, considering all the past pain and anger escort caused, but far better - people learn from the past, after all.
That bodyguard example you gave could be played out as a mission that's mostly related to vehicles. The VIP is a passanger and you get to do the driving, and possibly, shooting (they way we saw it in the 48-minute gameplay video). Or the other way around - the player is the passanger shooting while the VIP is the driver (could be a scripted sequence with little to no room for AI to do anything stupid or frustrating).
Either way, escort missions can be fun and enjoyable today, I think. They're probably way more complicated and difficult to do right than I imagine, so the devs might have been focused on other missions and aspects of the rather than on something that notorious in the industry.
Ugh. As long as the AI is Decent enough i will give it a chance..I highly expect there to be quite alot of Escort missions