I like a more involved conversation with the animals I speak to. I felt let down in games when I went to speak to an animal and all it said was a meaningless single word. Sure, a squirrel will likely only be interested in nuts and predators, but having a small animal rant at you and warn you not to climb its trees is superb.
There is such a thing in the game now, there is a daring squirrel somewhere in the druid camp
That's the one I was talking about, but I didn't specify exactly where it was because it seems like a revelation like that needs a spoiler tag.
On my first play-through I was unable to talk with it and thought it was trying to alert me to the nearby
. Nothing quite so philanthropic.