Former Medal of Honor and Uncharted AI chief Laurent Ancessi has released a new game, KnightScape.
KnightScape is a free fairytale action adventure game for iOS devices (iPhones, iPads and 3GS+ iPods 5.1 and later). It's up on the App Store now.
Ancessi has worked on some of the biggest game franchises throughout his expansive career, including FIFA, Need for Speed and Medal of Honor while at EA, and the first Uncharted game while at Naughty Dog.
After the travesty that was Rising Sun, it was pretty obvious Electronic Arts had some work to do to restore the tarnished Medal Of Honor series. Most of the talent behind Frontline had evidently fled to Spark to work on the practically identical Call Of Duty series for Activision and the cupboard was well and truly bare, leaving behind a team that churned out a horrendous by-the-numbers shooter with broken AI and lead-you-by-the-hand level design that was so easy we finished the entire game in one sitting and slapped it in the face with a 4/10 in disgust. Not so European Assault. The fifth console MOH is unlike any previous title in the series, being simultaneously the most intelligently and infuriating designed of the whole bunch.
A lot has changed, and rightfully so. With so much wrong with Rising Sun it was clear EA LA had to clear the decks and start again, and the changes are immediately apparent. Some are for the better, some are for the worse, but it's mainly good news. More about that once we've covered the who-what-where-when.