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  • Summary: The First Templar follows the story of two main characters – a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. Taking control over these two unlikely allies, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy,The First Templar follows the story of two main characters – a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. Taking control over these two unlikely allies, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy, and discover the secret of the Holy Grail. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn, in the face of the Saracen, King Philip IV of France and the Inquisition. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Jul 20, 2011
    75
    First Templar leaves me with mixed feelings. One the one hand it's a very fun and engaging game to make your way through with a friend, but on the other hand it has little problems here and there that mar the gameplay. It seems like it was sloppily put together and could have been better constructed all around in order to make the gameplay more fluid. It's a decent game to go through at least once and is definitely worth picking up. Not necessarily at full price, but it's certainly worth playing.
  2. May 18, 2011
    70
    The First Templar draws you in with delightful visuals and rhythmic combat, but technical foibles can lessen your fun.
  3. May 20, 2011
    65
    Nice crusader-setting and well done main characters but the game doesn't satisfy that much. The animations aren't smooth enough, the combat-system isn't really tactical and the skill-system is useless in most options. The coop-play is disappointing, because the gameplay-experience is just the same as in single-player.
  4. May 17, 2011
    60
    The whole affair just suffers from a lack of polish all round.
  5. Jun 24, 2011
    60
    It's a pity that The First Tempar wasn't released five years ago. But then, it has a working split-screen mode on PC! [July 2011, p.123]
  6. Aug 9, 2011
    55
    This game looks five years older, and is obsolete both technically and gameplay-wise. However, its theme and cooperative modes are enjoyable.
  7. May 24, 2011
    40
    The First Templar is not good. Maybe with a bigger team, more time or a bigger budget this could have become something worthwhile, but it feels like an unpolished knock off.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Oct 16, 2011
    10
    This is a good cooperative game, with very good gameplay ad my review is for the italian edition from FX Interactive with very very goodThis is a good cooperative game, with very good gameplay ad my review is for the italian edition from FX Interactive with very very good price: 19,90 Euro. Expand
  2. May 2, 2015
    9
    The advantages of The First Templar can be attributed to its technical side. Artists and level designers did their best. Though in theseThe advantages of The First Templar can be attributed to its technical side. Artists and level designers did their best. Though in these locations and there is nothing particularly grand, they are made with proper approach to detail and in any time not copying each other, carrying their share of uniqueness. Graphic design is praiseworthy: crisp texture, plenty of shadows, soft lighting - all this can not but rejoice. Sorry, but pumped up the animation. And if the stiff gait of heroes can still endure, the absence of any sane great facial animation contrasts with their high quality traced persons.

    From cards to ax

    The First Templar is not quickly dispersed. Many players will throw it right at the beginning: oddly enough, it performed worse than the rest of the game. Those who remain in it and advance further, unlikely to be impressed by anything. The ancient tale about the search for the Holy Grail - too worn out topic for speculation and a little bonus in the form of scattered Templar Code page level - fun for the units. Let's leave it to the conscience of Haemimont Games, because of their track record before that was limited mainly historical strategy. The First Templar - the first attempt in the genre of slasher developers, and call it a failure does not. However, just as difficult to confidently call it a success.

    Pros: nice graphics; good location; Templars.
    Cons: monotonous gameplay; a simple fighting system; slow development activities; levers.
    Verdict: not the best representative of the genre. It may interest fans of the Knights Templar and ancient traps.

    Our Rating: 8.7
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  3. May 10, 2011
    8
    8 for debut in action/adventure, nice work Haemimont Games. One of the best games in not very popular genre "Slasher" for PC in 2011 year.8 for debut in action/adventure, nice work Haemimont Games. One of the best games in not very popular genre "Slasher" for PC in 2011 year. Gameplay is very similar to another greate slashing game The Lord of the Rings: Ã Expand
  4. Jul 1, 2011
    7
    ben moi je le trouve simpatique comme jeu.les combats sont simpa.ont visite pas mal d'endroit different.
    apres c'est sur ont peu mieux faire
    ben moi je le trouve simpatique comme jeu.les combats sont simpa.ont visite pas mal d'endroit different.
    apres c'est sur ont peu mieux faire comme jeu mai je pense qu'il mérite un 7/10
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  5. Jan 6, 2013
    7
    The First Templar is a fun game and has a dated look to the graphics. But the game play and fighting system kept me interested and the storyThe First Templar is a fun game and has a dated look to the graphics. But the game play and fighting system kept me interested and the story line was not to bad either. If you looking for all the bells and whistles with graphics this is not a game for you. Except for the fact that this game does not reach today standard graphics I enjoyed it very much. So if you see this game with a good sale price its worth giving it a try. Expand
  6. Jul 12, 2012
    7
    Good game, fighting system is enjoyable, graphic is nice, animations are smooth, i do not spot any serious bug and no crashes. Some complaintsGood game, fighting system is enjoyable, graphic is nice, animations are smooth, i do not spot any serious bug and no crashes. Some complaints goes to bad voice acting and wrong sound positioning (also bad volume), some scenes has wrong camera setting, the same faces, maybe simple storyline, no physics interaction with barrels, woods, and so, but nevertheless, it is good game for 7. It reminds me some of Blade of Darkness, which was slightly better game. Expand
  7. Aug 14, 2011
    0
    z0rrer0 - first of all congrats on making it 11 hours in the game. I couldn't even get past 11 minutes. This game is horrid!! After having toz0rrer0 - first of all congrats on making it 11 hours in the game. I couldn't even get past 11 minutes. This game is horrid!! After having to log in 4 different times, then finding out that the "facebook link" does not work, I was finally able to get in to a game with my friend. Then I found out that lag was horrible, the host is the only person that could work on character skills and that all I had was a henchman to help play the game with me. Were this 10 years ago, the graphics may have been worth something. However, in today's day and age I fully expect more for the money we pay for these games. Expand

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