Originally Posted by Antiochus
This is just sad.
I'm not sure it's as much sad as the inevitable reality that it is really tough to model just a few independent agents, let alone tens of thousands, and all on a basic consumer PC.
The thing is, I am pretty sure the game is working as designed, papers and presentations on the game's tech early on described it as it works in-game. I thought it would be what Ars Technica was talking about, but upon second thought, it would be completely revolutionary and mind-blowing if they pulled it off.
The problem is that the old games didn't even try so you can just kind of accept the hand-waving in their models, here they did try so it's easy to see where it breaks down...