I don't have time for this kind of games. I don't know whether the
article is fair in commenting the game. But I find the topic
interesting. Variety is not enough. Randomness is not enough.
Ironically, we can find variety and randomness boring. So, can we write
algorithms that can respond to the players and keep generating content
that they find interesting?
Let's think about user-generated content from highly moddable games. Some games can be popular for several years, being kept alive by user-generated mods. Some may not be of professional quality, but (some) users do know what (some) users want.
Then the question is, can we write algorithms that can mod a game in response to an individual user?
A very challenging question. And I think this actually is a psychological question, not a programming one nor AI one.
I wish I had the opportunity to grow up in a community. I know very few people who are hard of hearing. Not because there are few. There are many. However, we do not have a community. Sometimes I envy the Deaf. They have a community. They know where they belong to. Some people I know who are hard of hearing strive to be "normal". But no, we can't be normal if by normal it means being normal in hearing. It is isolating because it is not easy to know where we belong ... and it is not completely up to us. To belong to a community, you need to be accepted.