Well a trained horse usually does react to the commands of a skilled rider unless he's scared or something. He won't just halt for no reason. And frankly I never strongly felt Agro's independent mind in the game. What I liked is that he would choose the right path by himself, regardless of what the player did. That was neat, but to me it felt more like a pathfinding issue than an AI one. In fact, if I hadn't read that he was supposed to do things on his own at times I'd never have guessed it.Walter said:It's what I really loved about the way they handled Agro's AI and controlling. He had a believable "mind" of his own. Of course, that innovation didn't stop reviewers from criticizing Agro because he doesn't control or react like Epona.
I expect the creature in The Last Guardian to have a much more evolved AI.