I'm fed up with Total War's lack of AI. The company is not capable of providing barely any CAI. It's just that typical thing, throw all the money on games looks and get somebody cheap to do the AI. That was obviously the plan (even if it got layed out unintentionally) and the plan worked out exactly like it should. CAI is an insult to a few billions of years of evolution of organisms on this planet. We developed a certain intelligence level and we usually want to put it to use. We could easily be in our early monkey stages and beat the game.
CAI is just as horrible as it always was. And then somewhat worse.
BAI is ok but buggy. Though even though people submitted all sorts of issues in BAI, I really found only rare problems. But they are also sufficent. No, I can't really at least make BAI sound positive cause it is trashy too. Less trashy then CAI, but ... trashy. AI needs x3 army to beat you. Mixes with a problem on CAI that he's just lacking too many parts of its brains to produce a well packed effective army. So when he brings his mediocre army to the field, it's just lame fights over and over.
The worst problem is that I'm not sure they can fix this. Patch would need to bring a whole new segment to the game to make it fun. AI engine is obviously something that does not work with TW. So they would need something new. And they wont do that. So this game will prolly suck in 6 months as well.
Cool graphics! But the game is not usable for any half veteran of PC strategy gaming. I think my granma can beat this game on Legendary + Iron man mode after 1 week of learning how to use computers, + an hour or two for RTW.
All hopes for a good RTW2 are shattered.