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In The First Templar the player takes the role of the French templar Celian of Aristide, who is on his life-quest to find the Holy Grail. During the course of the story, he also has to deal with other plot entanglements like a Saracen invasion and a big conspiracy against the templar order.

This game is designed for co-op play which means that the protagonist always fights together with a comrade (AI or another player), mostly Celian's daughter Marie. Most time is spend in melee fights against multiple enemies, in which the player has basically three moves at his disposal: a standard attack, blocking and a special attack which takes up "fervor" energy. The (single) player always has the opportunity to switch between the two characters, but this is only necessary when solving the few co-op based puzzles. In addition to the fighting sequences there are also trap courses and unforced stealth sections.

In every level there is a main goal and three bonus missions, which offer rewards like experience points and armor/weapon parts. The first are used to improve Celian's abilities and unlock new moves; the latter give new equipment.

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The First Templar Xbox 360 You can change outfit and weapon at any point in the game, but you'll need to find all pieces of a set in order to be able to equip something.
The First Templar Xbox 360 You can buy upgrades, new moves and skills with gathered experience points.
The First Templar Xbox 360 Approaching the tavern in the woods where people take refuge against the beast wandering the forest.
The First Templar Xbox 360 Thrust move against the Saracen soldier.

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Alternate Titles

  • "The First Templar. В поисках Святого Грааля" -- Russian spelling
  • "El Primer Templario: En Busca del Santo Grial" -- Spanish title

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Softpedia Windows May 12, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Windows May 18, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Multiplayer.it Windows May 19, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Windows May 12, 2011 61 out of 100 61
Game Watcher Windows May 17, 2011 6 out of 10 60
PC Invasion (INC Gamers) Windows May 26, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 May 10, 2012 11 out of 20 55
Jeuxvideo.com Windows May 09, 2012 11 out of 20 55
Cheat Happens Windows Jun 11, 2011 5 out of 10 50
GamePro (US) Windows May 16, 2011 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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