Another thought from Dishonored. One of the biggest assets you have in sneaking around is climbing up onto vents, chandeliers, and other wall decor to avoid hostile forces. It works so incredibly well because people rarely look up to see you. Of course, I got to thinking about how often we look upwards at things. Perhaps it’s the influence of living in a relatively height deficient city, but I don’t imagine myself craning my neck to look at things. It’s easy to make fun of the A.I. in games, but I can’t help but feel there’s an ounce of truth in those guards, in that humans do crave and slave for predictable routine. Perhaps we should normalize the idea of exploration to be routine as well.