MINDVVIPE wrote:Shadowman wrote:They don't need to. In G1, Transforming was a fairly new concept, and Megatron himself was the first Transforming Decepticon.
And even then, Transforming enemies doesn't really do much. Look at WfC, what do the enemies accomplish by transforming? They become slightly smaller targets, which, in the grand scheme of things, doesn't really help them much. Most of the fliers didn't even last long enough to transform. I'd rather they ditch the concept of transforming for the nameless enemies rather than shoehorn it in without making it functional.
Pft, thats a weak approach. The idea should be to improve how transforming ai work, rather than just scrap the whole thing. Plus I found transforming enemies much more of a challenge than if they stayed in robot mode (or vehicle mode). You have a lock on a flyer, and then he transforms, and you now need to manually kill him. Your playing a transformers game. There needs to be enemy transformers, who ideally, use both modes to their advantage.
To be fair, WfC was a weaker approach. Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see them do it properly. But if you can't figure out how to do something right, it's best not to do it at all.
Take another look at fliers. Aside form losing vehicle lock (Which means they get to live for another two seconds before I switch weapons and kill them anyway) what else did they do? Fliers would typically pull out a Scrapmaker and begin firing at you while floating around. Mind you, this is what they were already doing, but now if you shoot their feet they die instantly.
It's not about improving the AI, the AI is doing nothing wrong here, it's about improving the transforming mechanic. In particular, finding a way to implement it on enemies without leaving it an entirely useless gimmick.