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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, 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    This game looks five years older, and is obsolete both technically and gameplay-wise.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: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  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 good price: 19,90 Euro. Expand
  2. 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. Gameplay is very similar to another greate slashing game The Lord of the Rings: Ã Expand
  3. 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
    comme jeu mai je pense qu'il mérite un 7/10 Expand
  4. Jul 6, 2011
    7
    Its quite funny actually. I didn't expect a game like this to really win me over in terms of standards. The First Templar has really aweful voice acting, the lines are cheesy and the story is weak. But the combat is quite not bad. Its not on part with games like the Witcher II but a game made by a small company with low budgets, its really not that awful and its quite enjoyable.
    7/10
    +Simply Enjoyable
    -Everything else pitiful and weak.
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  5. May 18, 2011
    7
    This game might have great first look, but gets a little boring as u keep on playing. The action is good, the combat style is stylish and the story seems interesting. This game also gives a great variety of upgrades which really enhances the gameplay. New swords and outfits really increases the excitement. Although there are some elements which seem dull, for example the running animations which just seems stupid, the character display is uneven, the idea and gameplay seems repetitive. Overall i think this game is satisfactory. Expand
  6. May 10, 2011
    5
    Were this game made 5-10 years ago, it would be awesome. Unfortunately, there are many aspects of the game that look aged and tired. Shallow voice acting, both regarding content and delivery, kills the idea of voice acting. Running animations that look almost as if they came out of a last-gen console game got me all a titter. Seeing the characters display the same gestures repeatedly during dialogue sequences was actually the last straw for me, causing me to turn the game off. It's not all bad, however. Having a controller hooked up lets you (nigh-instantly) do split-screen co-op, a feature that has long been dead on PC, and one that I miss constantly. The story might be good, if it weren't for the glaring delivery fumbles mentioned earlier. Sadly, the game deprived me of the patience to find out. 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 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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