I have been thinking about AIs in solo gaming. I think that there are a number of different types, I am curious what you all tend to prefer.
Firstly, there is the kind that I tend to prefer. This is run by a deck of cards a la the AIs that the automata factory puts out. These can have a bit of a learning curve, but are generally pretty easy to run.
There are many games that have flowchart AIs. For example, many of the war(ish) games from GMT such as their COIN games have flowcharts that run the AI. These are very good, and generally pretty dynamic and responsive ais. But, they really do take a lot of time to run.
There are also coop games which have various different types of AI oppenents built in, most of them are some sort of cardbased, which could almost fit into the first category. But there are also those that have an virtual component in the AI, I am thinking of something like #The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, I believe #Star Wars Imperial Assault has a app assisted ai.
So, which type of AI do you tend to prefer?