As far as I can tell, having the AI enabled only makes it so that your party members will attack someone who is attacking them in melee. Literally nothing else. Is this right?
Combat already wasn't great in this game, and now it's even more of a headache. The least you could do is make it so that the AI will also aid the other party members by attacking their attackers. Having to manually choose targets every single time an enemy dies is extremely annoying
Not exactly. Fall from Grace heals wounded party members automatically. Anyway it's good to disable party AI in isometric RPG's and give them orders directly while using active pause. It's the best way to play this kind of games in my opinion.
Right, "in your opinion". Not in mine. I like to give my party members basic behaviors so I don't have to babysit them and issue every single order. I should not
have to issue attack orders for every target for the whole fight. No Inifnity Engine game has ever been like that, since the original BG. Every single one had party member behavior scripts, because duh. Your party members are not mindless drones. Or rather, they're not supposed to be.
In fact, for many people, the only party members that went completely orderless were mages, so as to not waste spells. Giving your fighters appropriate engagement orders was the first thing you did upon entering your party.
There are games that are designed around that style of play (issuing every single order), like Frozen Synapse. This is not one of them. You can
play that way, but until now, you didn't have
Five bucks says it had something to do with putting it on mobile. The jerks.