Enemy/Partner AI without rotation

I have tried a ton of AI scripts around here for my game, and they all have one thing in common. They all rotate the object it’s attached to.

I’m trying to make a Paper Mario game, and if anyone has played those games, you know that no-one (ok, one star kid), turns sideways when the camera is facing them.

I need to know how to make a script that follows the player and stops at a distance, and depending if he/she is on the right or left side of mario, their x-axis scale is inverted.

Right now all I’m getting is just a bunch of rotating sprites, and that isn’t good for a paper mario game.

try this, keep in mind I am at work and cannot test anything. let me know if you need help still after this. attach this to your partner. its commented fairly well so I hope you understand it.

public class Partner : MonoBehaviour
	public GameObject toFollow;//this should be Mario,set in inspector
	public float stoppingRadius = 5f;//however much you want
	public float moveSpeed = 2f;//however much you want
	public float initXScale;
	void Start()
		initXScale = this.transform.localScale.x;
	void FixedUpdate()
		//get direction towards mario, multiply by your follow speed
		Vector3 dir = toFollow.transform.position - this.transform.position;
		float distance = dir.magnitude;
		//are we far enough away from him?
		if(distance > stoppingRadius)
			//move towards him
			//get move vector
			Vector3 move = dir * moveSpeed;
			//I am going to assume you dont want your partner to move on the up axis (float away) so we are going to remove the Y component of move
			move = new Vector3(move.x, 0, move.z);
			//I dont know if youre using a rigidbody...im going to just assume you arent
			this.transform.position += move;
			//finally...are we on the left or right of him?
			if(dir.x > 0)
				this.transform.localScale = new Vector3(initXScale, this.transform.localScale.y, this.transform.localScale.z)
				this.transform.localScale = new Vector3(-initXScale, this.transform.localScale.y, this.transform.localScale.z)