DescriptionIn 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 Press Says
|Softpedia||Windows||May 12, 2011||7.5 out of 10||75|
|GamingExcellence||Windows||Jul 20, 2011||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Windows||Jun 04, 2011||70 out of 100||70|
|Multiplayer.it||Windows||May 19, 2011||6.5 out of 10||65|
|Strategy Informer||Windows||May 17, 2011||6 out of 10||60|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Jun 24, 2011||59 out of 100||59|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Windows||May 09, 2012||11 out of 20||55|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Xbox 360||May 10, 2012||11 out of 20||55|
|Cheat Happens||Windows||Jun 11, 2011||5 out of 10||50|
|IGN||Windows||May 24, 2011||4 out of 10||40|
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- The First Templar -- Official website (English/German)