If to choose a publisher who likes the most breakthrough in the game industry, Square Enix is definitely the choice that many gamers will think of right away. However, not every technology will be as popular as the way they have improved Final Fantasy in recent years. More importantly, it is also a lot of technology that no fan wants. For example, trying to develop games based on NFT, or most recently, developing linguistic AI and applying it in games.
The language processing AI that Square Enix applied in The Portopia Serial Murder Case is receiving negative feedback
Accordingly, Square Enix recently released The Portopia Serial Murder Case game on Steam – an attempt to test its AI development technology and released as a free. However, only after a short time, what Square Enix received was only disappointment and strong criticism from the players. Out of 164 reviews on Steam, only 15 are positive, and the game’s overall rating is “Very Negative”. Most of them point the attack towards the language AI, saying that it always forces the player to choose in the direction the game wants to go, instead of reacting naturally to the interactions from the player. Not only asking players to focus on existing missions, Square Enix’s AI sometimes “abandoned” gamers when stating “I’m not sure what to say about this”.
AI is said to be unnatural, stereotyped, and not very effective
Of course, when launching this game, Square Enix longed for its AI technology to work and serve players as well as ChatGPT used to do. However, the results obtained are completely opposite. Even many gamers think that what Square Enix brings into the game is not AI. Of course, it is understandable that this is a game that explores and investigates a murder case, but gamers cannot freely search for evidence, but will have to follow sometimes vague instructions, confusing and lack of interaction from the AI side that Square Enix put in.
And of course it is far behind the popular ChatGPT technology at the moment
Basically, this is a good idea of Square Enix trying to apply the most advanced technologies at the moment. But on the other hand, the “do not come” has brought about more negative reactions for them than words of encouragement. Also have to sympathize with gamers, when they have placed a lot of expectations before the winged introductions of The Portopia Serial Murder Case before.