The First Templar
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"The First Templar draws you in with delightful visuals and rhythmic combat" - Gamespot.com
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, including Sacracen, King Philip the IV of France and the Inquisition.
The First Templar features both single player and co-op modes. When playing solo, the player can switch between the two characters, leaving the control of the second hero to the game’s AI. At any moment a second player can join in and take control of the AI-controlled hero.
Expansive Historical Game World: Return to the 13th century, where European culture is on the brink of collapse. 20 historically accurate locations from around Europe have been recreated for the player to explore
One player - Multiple Roles: Instantly swap between playable characters, focusing on the best skills for the job. Drop in/out cooperative online play allows a friend to help out!
Fast Paced Action-Based Play: Unlock furious combos to unleash upon waves of challenging opponents
RPG-inspired Character Development: Each character has unique abilities and skill trees, which players develop as they explore the game world
Nice hack 'n slash gamebarrera77 | July 15, 2014 | See all barrera77's reviews »
The first Templar storyline itself it’s nice and involving, personally I’m big fan of medieval stuff, and this game really hooked me up reading all the dialogs, exploring the scenarios where you'll visit a variety of locations that genuinely feel different, even if it is easy to spot the direction you're supposed to go.
The graphics might not be that great but still packs tons of beautiful colors and textures, although you will come across some very low-res rocks, walls and water through the game. The faces of the characters don’t seem to be very dynamic especially in some of the cutscenes, but if u pay attention most of the environments are very nicely done and detailed, and beatiful like Celian’s home.
The gameplay is very good with nice combat mechanics, where each character has its own style Roland with the 2-hnder, Celian with shield/one-hander and Marie with the daggers; and the all leared and upgrade different moves as you lvl up. I like the controls because they are smooth and simple just like in any other hack ‘n slash game, u don’t really need to use all of the special or combo attacks at all, you can just go and play the whole game with the basic attack/block Still jumping and dodging can be sometimes a lil trickier, requiring a double-tap of the direction key. So if you are down for some hack ‘n slash through a nice medieval environment and entertaining story, then First Templar it’s your game.
The begin of the order.MafuMafu | June 13, 2014 | See all MafuMafu's reviews »
No, we're not talking about the bad, cruel and evil templars of the Assassin's Creed series. We're talking about the good guys here. It's an amazing game to play with a friend if you like Co-Op and it's still amazing if you want to play it by yourself. The story is pretty interesting and it will hook you up for sure. The game has controls that you'll find easy to understand, so that make it a great RPG. The achievements are not so hard. So, the achievements hunters will find it interesting even more. Buy, buy, buy. This game is very underrated and I suggest you to ignore the awful score that some sites gave to it. It's worth your money.
The little templar that couldsonicchaos | Jan. 26, 2014 | See all sonicchaos's reviews »
The first templar ever? This must be the guy who inspired Abstergo. No but he's not really the first templar, as we are introduced to the french Templar Order and not in its earliest of days. And also forget all the history lessons ever, as this game seems almost set in an alternate universe. I won't get into the details of how the crusades are amongst the worst things to happen to any religion ever. I have to note that our main characters might be the first templars (plural) to rebel against the Order. Well, at least that's what I got from the story. I will admit that i couldn't follow the plot, in my shame, but not because it's so convoluted (it probably is, but I don't know). The voice acting is sub par, with a few notable exceptions, like the girl whom's name I forgot. In fact, I don't remember any of their names either. The sound is simply too awkward to pay attention to the things that are happening on screen, as such many will just skip the cutscene and will end up fighting apparently random bosses. The graphics are poor, although there is a bit of variety, textures on characters and environments are just weak. The combat is okay, upgradable and seamless, but nothing noteworthy. The puzzles are clever, although they get too repetitive and boring in the later levels. What got me intrigued are the stealth missions, but probably because I just simply love everything stealth. The game however shines when you're playing co-op, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it has local co-op, meaning two people can play on the same screen and even interchange their characters with a simple button combination. That's a game seller right there. Overall, a good waste of time, not a bad one.
Interesting co-op gamesilviapuiu | Jan. 26, 2014 | See all silviapuiu's reviews »
The First Templar is one of my first game played in co-op mode. I consider that it is more funny to play it with a friend than in a single player mode. The story is full of surprises unlocked as you play it, achievements are nice, especially when playing co-op, because it is easier to get them. The graphics is good, but this one of the games I can not play many hours, because I become dizzy at some point. The voices and environmental sound is acceptable. Graphics could be improved and we can not compare it with that from other newer games, but this is normal, because the game is from almost three years now.
Very underrated gameShav | Oct. 20, 2013 | See all Shav's reviews »
The First Templar is a really underrated game. Actually I would probably never play it, if it wasn't in a bundle. I decided to give it a try, and I spent good 8-10 hours playing it.
Even though the graphic and sounds are pretty lame, compared to AAA titles the gameplay seems really fun. Fighting and gameplay mechanics are easy to get into, but give suprisingly big amounts of fun. You play as 3 different characters during the game, so it isn't as boring as you may have thought. Also, I like the game historical setting, it has much in common with AC series, but it shows the conflict from slightly different perspective.
If you are looking for fun, easy and quite short game to complete, The First Templar will be a really good choice.