Word from Next Gen: the Uncanny Valley is getting worse, not better, in new games.|
Worries over plastic skin and unblinking faces are giving way to worse: tragically poor AI.
?As graphics have improved, the behavior of characters has got more and more embarrassing. When characters looked cartoon-like, any vaguely lifelike behavior was impressive, but now that characters have fluid movements, realistic textures and complex facial expressions, they tend to engage different circuits in the players' brains. The better the graphics become, the worse the behavior looks.