The First Templar - Steam Special Edition
Entdecken Sie das Mysterium hinter dem Templer-Orden! Die Steam Exclusive Edition beinhaltet die Bonusmission “The Arena”.
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Veröffentlichung: 12. Mai 2011

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Diese Spezialedition beinhaltet die Bonusmission “The Arena”:
Nach der Gefangennahme der boshaften Byzantiner müssen Sie nun die Gefahren der Arena überleben. Kämpfern Sie um Ihr Leben, stellen Sie sich den übermächtigen Feinden und planen Sie Ihre Flucht. Wählen Sie, wer Ihnen bei Ihrer Konfrontation mit den Byzantinern beiseite stehen soll.

Über dieses Spiel

In dem Action–Adventure mit Rollenspielelementen folgt der Spieler der Geschichte zweier Charaktere – der eines französischen Tempelritters und dessen Gefährtin, einer der Häresie beschuldigten Edeldame. Mit diesem ungleichen Paar muss der Spieler die Mysterien hinter dem Templerorden aufdecken, eine Rolle innerhalb einer mörderischen Verschwörung spielen und schließlich das Geheimnis des Heiligen Grals lüften!

The First Templar enthält sowohl einen Einzelspieler– als auch einen Koop-Modus. Im Einzelspiel kann der Spieler zwischen beiden Charakteren wechseln und die Kontrolle des jeweils anderen der KI überlassen. Zu jedem Zeitpunkt kann ein zweiter Spieler ins Spiel einsteigen und die Kontrolle über den KI–gesteuerten Helden übernehmen.

Eigenschaften

  • Rasantes kooperatives Spielerlebnis: Spieler können sich gegenseitig unterstützen, indem sie in die Rolle der Schlüsselfiguren schlüpfen. Wenn ein Spieler das Spiel verlässt, übernimmt die KI seinen Charakter.
  • Ein Spieler – zwei Charaktere: Wechseln Sie die Figuren, je nachdem, welche Fertigkeiten die Spielsituation verlangt.
  • Rollenspiel–ähnliche Charakterentwicklung: Beide Figuren haben einzigartige Fähigkeiten und Fertigkeitsbäume, die der Spieler nach erfüllten Missionen weiterentwickeln kann.
  • Vielseitige, historische Spielwelt: Machen Sie eine Zeitreise ins 13. Jahrhundert, als die europäische Kultur am Rande des Zusammenbruchs stand. 20 historisch korrekte Schauplätze wurden erschaffen, damit der Spieler sie erkunden kann.
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bulletcluster
( 1.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. Mai
Produkt kostenlos erhalten
In order to play 'The First Templar' you will need to register an account seperated from steam. (sadly, store page doesn't inform us that even for single-player* you need to register an account to Kalypso launcher. Kalypso launcher logic: start game, steam product key verification and then account registration.

VALVe shouldn't have let 'em have their game on steam without some proper listing of their DRM intentions. (fortunately, you can request a steam refund). I don't appreciate this kind of drm behavior (sneaky) and I'm certainly not drm-friendly overall so wave bye-bye to 'The First Templar'.
...

*note1: You can bypass register-screen with steam offline mode (tested) but you have to be disconnected from the internet (unplug). It appears that their drm launcher detects internet even in offline mode.

But still no thanks, offline mode is for last resort playing. What is this 2006 to play offline;; ♥♥♥♥ all these developers and their 3rd party activations.
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Spitcan
( 60.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. Mai
A fun game to play. the puzzles are challenging and the fighting is fun
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Super Roxxapo
( 1.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. April
It's a rather mediocre title. The combat is bland, the animations are bad, and the controls are non-changeable for gamepad.

The only good things this game has are the voice actors.
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Wedge
( 16.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 1. April
I played the first time, I didn’t like it. I gave it a try again the second time. I love it.

Try it
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Holderist
( 0.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. März
They require you to register your game, but their in game registration system doesn't work. I'm glad I got this as part of a bundle.
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Edgewalker
( 21.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 7. März
Great game that truly shines in coop.

Pros:
- storyline is captivating
- likeable characters
- variety of places that you visit
- light RPG elements
- easy to grasp and fun combat
- main hero is a badass
- combat animations
- writing & dialogues
- great voiceacting
- music is so good

Cons:
- map is a mess and it's easy to get lost in a levels
- if you want to max it out you will lose hours and hours on looking for hidden things (may be a pro for someone)
- occasional difficulty spikes

All in all:

8+/10 - single player experience
9/10 - coop
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Khloe
( 4.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. Februar
This game is very good for what it is, and that is a budget game, the characters are diverse with their own skill trees, not a bad story, the action is satisfying for swords and boards junkies or swap characters and use daggers.

Graphics are well useable, you will do a bit of fighting, and tower defence then some bosses, so there is a nice mixture to break up the gameplay.

You can play as a female or male so there’s another choice in game play.

Get it on sale, and it’s a nice little game for your library.

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MrTheMiran
( 16.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 1. Februar
With full price ? No way .
If you want to buy - wait for the sale ,
What I like in this game ?
Graphics are pretty imo ( on ultra )
Fighting .. hmm combos are good
but they work not as we would want to, imo its a little bugged ( or im so bad lol )
kinda like the coop style especially when youre forced to solve some puzzle
story is cute but predictable
now the worse part
its too linear , goddamit i dont want to be blocked by everything
faces are statical , 0 emotions
none of all characters have some charisma
why overall is positive ?
its not an awesome game but, meh i like it :D
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mwebber
( 13.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. Januar
Its great game to be played once. the story does not have "life" in it and ending can be predicted. if you have the chance to take it with discount, you can check it out.

P.S the character faces and animations are horrible for 2011 game.
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twoxcell
( 3.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 2. Januar
wow the game is great i love it. it does seem to have the same fight scens over and over but you at first have 2 charecters then he leaves the theres a girls u can be. great boss battles scray stories and hours of fun
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Milo
( 14.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 29. Dezember 2015
Dieses Spiel hat ein paar positive Aspekte, wie zum Beispiel die verschiedenen Landschaften. Zu Beginn freut man sich noch über einen großen Skill"baum", doch ist jeder einzelne Skill davon noch vor Endkampf geskillt. Die Grafik fand ich ganz nett anzusehen, jedoch waren die Bewegungen der Charaktere in den Szene sehr steif und dadurch sehr langweilig. Die Charaktere sind ebenfalls nicht besonders spannend. Sie spielen gerne Captain obvious, vor allem die Hauptperson. Das Kampfsystem ist nicht besonders schwer und wird sehr schnell langweilig. Auch die Bosskämpfe sind mit nur einer einfachen Taktik zu meistern.

Fazit:
Mir hat das Spiel zwar Spaß gemacht, jedoch nur weil ich mich mit meinem Koop Partner ständig über das Spiel lustig gemacht habe. Wir haben es uns gekauft als es nur 3€ gekostet hat und für den Preis konnten wir so einige Stunden gutlachen. Alleine hätte es mir wahrscheinlich kaum Spaß gemacht da es vieles nicht gut macht. Wenn ihr einen Freund habt mit dem ihr gerne Koop Spiele spielt, dann holt euch dieses Spiel wenn es billig ist. In allen anderen Fällen lohnt es sich warscheinlich nicht!
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Lightrunner
( 17.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. Dezember 2015
There aren't many good Christian games. I actually this is the best Christian video game ever made. A lot of people have done quite a bit of evil in the name of God and this game shows that, but it also shows the true Bible believers fighting against evil both inside the church and out. It's one of the few games that portrays Biblical Christianity in a good light.
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Little B Gaming
( 20.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Dezember 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPMRuwzIdUc

http://steamcommunity.com/app/57680/discussions/0/522730700845568888/ - How to setup a controller

The written review is too long to fit here, so for more thoughts on the game, check my video review

For hundreds of years people are trying to find the Holy Grail – it's a cup, dish, plate or stone. Probably depends where you read about it. It's thought to have divine powers like eternal youth. Only handful of people manage to get their hands on it but they always lost it. One such a person is Indiana Jones. The other is the main characters here Celian d'Arestide. It's not a spoiler. Right in the beginnig the narrator is saying it. This is the First Templar - highly underrated, that in my opinion came in the wrong time. The problems the game have are probably related due the fact it's port and not a great one. And also some weird decisions.

The game is released in 2011 and I think even for the time it wasn't that good looking. It have a lot of video option and it runs fine on Windows 7 with 60 fps, but no matter how high you put all settings, it won't impressed you. Characters and textures looks plastic. If I didn't know the released date, i'd probably say it came out around 2005. Graphics are not bad, just okay.

You play (mainly) Celian d'Arestide, a knight templar who devoted his life in searching of the Holy Grail. With him is his brother in arms Roland, another templar. One minor spoiler ahead. After about an hour into the game, Roland is replaced with Marie d'Ibelin and with her they travel the world in search for the Grail. Parallel to your quest, you will save a lot of people, even help a city to fight off an attack. Part of the game takes place in time of persecution of the Templars The story is okay. It have few twists, but it's not the best story ever written in a video game, but it's enjoyble. It connects the dots.

What is more enjoyble is the combat. You can play with mouse and keyboard or controller. The game doesn't support generic controller, but I used one and to see how I done it, see the link I provided. If you played Batman Arkham series, you will feel almost like home. The game have similar rhytmic combat, but it have few twist that I like. Make no mistake Batman Arkham series combat is more fluid. The production values are a lot higher. The small difference here is blocking and counterattack. When enemy is about to make a move, icon above his head appear. Then if you don't want to dodge-roll, you have to face him to do counter or block. You can't just spam the buttons and hope to do what is supose to do, when your back is against the enemy. For perfect block and counterattack you have to press the corresponding button at the right time. I like that, because it offers more tension in the combat, especially when you are surrounded. At first is counterintuitive, but I got used to it fast.

The gameplay is great .You have only one basic combo in the beginnig, but you can buy new ones from the skill menu. In game they are called Special attacks. All are important. They are not many. This is not a spectacle fighter. After each battle you will be rewarded with xp points. With them you can upgrade existing combos or buy new. Special attacks are really important, because enemies tend to block your regular moves and with them you can brake their defense. Of course they are not only for that. The combat in the game is satisfying and almost perfect. I think it needs little more audio and visual feedback to feel more meaty. There is one perticular thing I like in the combat – the finishing moves. When a single enemy is left there is a chance to trigger one. They are nice little touch and I never got tired of seeing them

Other things you can buy from the skill menu is additional Health and Zeal orbs and they way you restore them. Health orbs are basically another health bar. More you have, longer you'll live. Life is restore by eating or drinking water. They fill even your Health orbs.

Special attacks and other moves require Zeal orbs. They are replenish by fighting, but with upgrades you do it even by killing enemies. As I said blocking is essential for surviving, because there is upgrade for getting Zeal orbs by blocking at the right time and therefore you can make Special attacks and so on. It's full circle.

The game can be played in split screen or online. I didn't try them, but I can safely say, your AI parter is quite capable of dealing with enemies. This is such a suprise. He or she have their skill menu and you have to buy for them upgrades. To my hugh suprise the AI uses Special attacks and even replenish his life! First I thought, that they will never use any of the moves I buy for them, but they do and this help a lot. You also have few basic commands for your teammate. I've never ever seen before better AI partner. Well, you will do most of the killing and of course the AI will do stupid things, it's not perfect, but still I stay behind my words.

A small part of the gameplay is stealth. With one or two exeptions, it's not forced, but it's useful dealing with multiple enemies. It's kinda cluncky, because it just duck or hide behind a cover and wait for opportunity to snap a neck. Even when you are out in the open, the enemy won't notice you as long you crouch an stay out of sight. The focus of the game is action not stealth, but it's still this part could be better. Most of the levels are not design with stealth in mind.

Level design is okay. You will visit a giant mansion, an oasis in a desert, the Middle East, Asia, dungeons filled with traps, castles, abbey, villige and so on. They are all nice, but it's too bad you can't explore more of them. I really love the places full of traps. It feels like i'm Indiana Jones. Levels are linear, but exploration is rewarded. There are hidden chest with parts for new clothes or weapons, xp or buffs and other stuff to find. Clothes and weapons don't offer any additional bonuses, so it's not require to equip them. They are just cosmetics.

Enemies you encounter are more or less the same with few exeptions. Different types of soldiers, bandits with swords, axes, spears and so on. In one level you will encounter hashashins, that are using daggers and jump a lot. In other places you will fight a tall ogre-looking creatures, but the main character said that they are humans. This is not fantasy game. As a setting is more realistic. Enemy AI won't surprise you if you played similar game to Batman Arkham series. They surround you and waiting to beat them, and from time to time they make regular or special attack. All the bosses here are fun. They make tons of damage and if you are not using all acquired skills and the shield, you will die easily.

Sound design is okay at best. Voice acting is passable. Most main characters voices are decent, but side characters and NPC's are bad. It's not awful as a whole, but it could be better. Celian have a gruff voice of course.

Effects are also okay. As a mention in the beginning the game could use better audio feedback, when you slice enemy. There is one really weird thing here. Sometimes when enemy dies wilhelm scream can be heard. Why? I don't see the point. It tooks me out of immersion, especially when I killed the final boss. It's out of place.

Music is not really memorable. Most places have different theme, but a lot of times when fight arose, you will here the same track over and over again.
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Bellona
( 24.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. Dezember 2015
I bought this game during Black Friday because it looked fun and it was on sale for more than half off. About 30 minutes into the game I was already loving it. I believe it's safe to say I made a good purchase because I got exactly what I was wanting. A very g̶o̶o̶d̶ fantastic rpg. Probably ain't worth original price (it's pretty old), but thats just my opinion... If it goes on sale, buy it! You'll love it.

This game definately deserves a way better review than "mixed"... (Which is the only reason why I am typing this review, trying to encourage others to ignore the negative reviews) I highly recommend this game, if your wanting a fun rpg with a great story.
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[RaZ]Gorboc
( 13.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. Dezember 2015
Nettes Koop Rollenspiel für 2 Spieler, man Spielt 2 Templer oder einen Templer und eine Schurkin. Das Kampfsystem ist relativ einfach und lässt sich schnell beherrschen. Die Grafik war nicht die schönste aber war in Ordnung.

Es gab aber auch ein Paar negative Punkte:
- Der Host kann bei beiden Characteren skillen, der Mitspieler nicht skillen.
- Bei manchen Bosskämpfen (Duellen) kämpft ein Spieler 1vs1 gegen den Boss der andere muss zuschauen und kann nichts machen.
- Als Mitspieler setzen sich die gesammelten Fortschritten von Erfolgen bei verlassen des Spiels zurück.
- Story Events gehen teilweise Unvermittelt los was halt richtig nervig ist wenn man alles erforschen will, bzw alles finden will. Zurück kann man meist nicht mehr und fürs neu laden ist es dann auch zuspät.^^

Wenn man mit einem Freund spielt hat man auf jeden Fall seinen Spaß mit dem Spiel.
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sunblindedone
( 0.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 19. Dezember 2015
None of the stupid keyboard controls work. It says hit C to go to the character skills screen, and I do and nothing happens. I hit escape, to get out of the game, and I can't do it. No one at support will reply. Until this crap is fixed, this game is a waste of time.
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o mai
( 9.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. Dezember 2015
Nicely made game with a solid storyline that's enjoyable for all players.

The game isn't the most perfect game out there, but it still got me to play for about 2 hours in one sitting, which is a lot for me.

If you like in-depth stuff, though:

Pros
>Gives a good amount of playtime with a nice storyline attatched to it
>Dalogue is pretty nice as well
>Gameplay is a bit clunky at first but can get some used to
>The puzzle parts of the game are actually fun to figure out

Cons
>Sound effects are very, may I say, "Shutterstock"-y
>Same soundtrack for aggression
>Small bugs that are actually very annoying to pass by

Neutrals
>Game has Christian aspects, but not too much to make it enjoyable for everyone
>Very linear gameplay, can be good for people who get lost easily and bad for people who like to roam around, your preference there.

Conclusion
Now, this game isn't terrible, but it does have it's good parts. Now, this game is DEFINITELY not worth $20, get it on sale, like a smart person. Well if you were smart you'd buy any game on sale, not saying that most of you aren't tho :)
Thumbs up only because I actually enjoyed playing through it, and plan on replaying, or even speedrunning this game :D
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Shikuh
( 12.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 2. Dezember 2015
The game is awesome and much more if you play it with a friend.

The only bad thing I could say about it is that the server host to play online is not very stable. I guess some days you can play with your friends, other times not...
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Elithur
( 0.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 29. November 2015
Buggy,buggy,buggy.
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Proho
( 0.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 29. November 2015
Game has bugs, aint that fun to play when you have them
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Verfasst: 23. Mai
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In order to play 'The First Templar' you will need to register an account seperated from steam. (sadly, store page doesn't inform us that even for single-player* you need to register an account to Kalypso launcher. Kalypso launcher logic: start game, steam product key verification and then account registration.

VALVe shouldn't have let 'em have their game on steam without some proper listing of their DRM intentions. (fortunately, you can request a steam refund). I don't appreciate this kind of drm behavior (sneaky) and I'm certainly not drm-friendly overall so wave bye-bye to 'The First Templar'.
...

*note1: You can bypass register-screen with steam offline mode (tested) but you have to be disconnected from the internet (unplug). It appears that their drm launcher detects internet even in offline mode.

But still no thanks, offline mode is for last resort playing. What is this 2006 to play offline;; ♥♥♥♥ all these developers and their 3rd party activations.
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They require you to register your game, but their in game registration system doesn't work. I'm glad I got this as part of a bundle.
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16.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. April
I played the first time, I didn’t like it. I gave it a try again the second time. I love it.

Try it
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It's a rather mediocre title. The combat is bland, the animations are bad, and the controls are non-changeable for gamepad.

The only good things this game has are the voice actors.
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The game is awesome and much more if you play it with a friend.

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This game is very good for what it is, and that is a budget game, the characters are diverse with their own skill trees, not a bad story, the action is satisfying for swords and boards junkies or swap characters and use daggers.

Graphics are well useable, you will do a bit of fighting, and tower defence then some bosses, so there is a nice mixture to break up the gameplay.

You can play as a female or male so there’s another choice in game play.

Get it on sale, and it’s a nice little game for your library.

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With full price ? No way .
If you want to buy - wait for the sale ,
What I like in this game ?
Graphics are pretty imo ( on ultra )
Fighting .. hmm combos are good
but they work not as we would want to, imo its a little bugged ( or im so bad lol )
kinda like the coop style especially when youre forced to solve some puzzle
story is cute but predictable
now the worse part
its too linear , goddamit i dont want to be blocked by everything
faces are statical , 0 emotions
none of all characters have some charisma
why overall is positive ?
its not an awesome game but, meh i like it :D
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPMRuwzIdUc

http://steamcommunity.com/app/57680/discussions/0/522730700845568888/ - How to setup a controller

The written review is too long to fit here, so for more thoughts on the game, check my video review

For hundreds of years people are trying to find the Holy Grail – it's a cup, dish, plate or stone. Probably depends where you read about it. It's thought to have divine powers like eternal youth. Only handful of people manage to get their hands on it but they always lost it. One such a person is Indiana Jones. The other is the main characters here Celian d'Arestide. It's not a spoiler. Right in the beginnig the narrator is saying it. This is the First Templar - highly underrated, that in my opinion came in the wrong time. The problems the game have are probably related due the fact it's port and not a great one. And also some weird decisions.

The game is released in 2011 and I think even for the time it wasn't that good looking. It have a lot of video option and it runs fine on Windows 7 with 60 fps, but no matter how high you put all settings, it won't impressed you. Characters and textures looks plastic. If I didn't know the released date, i'd probably say it came out around 2005. Graphics are not bad, just okay.

You play (mainly) Celian d'Arestide, a knight templar who devoted his life in searching of the Holy Grail. With him is his brother in arms Roland, another templar. One minor spoiler ahead. After about an hour into the game, Roland is replaced with Marie d'Ibelin and with her they travel the world in search for the Grail. Parallel to your quest, you will save a lot of people, even help a city to fight off an attack. Part of the game takes place in time of persecution of the Templars The story is okay. It have few twists, but it's not the best story ever written in a video game, but it's enjoyble. It connects the dots.

What is more enjoyble is the combat. You can play with mouse and keyboard or controller. The game doesn't support generic controller, but I used one and to see how I done it, see the link I provided. If you played Batman Arkham series, you will feel almost like home. The game have similar rhytmic combat, but it have few twist that I like. Make no mistake Batman Arkham series combat is more fluid. The production values are a lot higher. The small difference here is blocking and counterattack. When enemy is about to make a move, icon above his head appear. Then if you don't want to dodge-roll, you have to face him to do counter or block. You can't just spam the buttons and hope to do what is supose to do, when your back is against the enemy. For perfect block and counterattack you have to press the corresponding button at the right time. I like that, because it offers more tension in the combat, especially when you are surrounded. At first is counterintuitive, but I got used to it fast.

The gameplay is great .You have only one basic combo in the beginnig, but you can buy new ones from the skill menu. In game they are called Special attacks. All are important. They are not many. This is not a spectacle fighter. After each battle you will be rewarded with xp points. With them you can upgrade existing combos or buy new. Special attacks are really important, because enemies tend to block your regular moves and with them you can brake their defense. Of course they are not only for that. The combat in the game is satisfying and almost perfect. I think it needs little more audio and visual feedback to feel more meaty. There is one perticular thing I like in the combat – the finishing moves. When a single enemy is left there is a chance to trigger one. They are nice little touch and I never got tired of seeing them

Other things you can buy from the skill menu is additional Health and Zeal orbs and they way you restore them. Health orbs are basically another health bar. More you have, longer you'll live. Life is restore by eating or drinking water. They fill even your Health orbs.

Special attacks and other moves require Zeal orbs. They are replenish by fighting, but with upgrades you do it even by killing enemies. As I said blocking is essential for surviving, because there is upgrade for getting Zeal orbs by blocking at the right time and therefore you can make Special attacks and so on. It's full circle.

The game can be played in split screen or online. I didn't try them, but I can safely say, your AI parter is quite capable of dealing with enemies. This is such a suprise. He or she have their skill menu and you have to buy for them upgrades. To my hugh suprise the AI uses Special attacks and even replenish his life! First I thought, that they will never use any of the moves I buy for them, but they do and this help a lot. You also have few basic commands for your teammate. I've never ever seen before better AI partner. Well, you will do most of the killing and of course the AI will do stupid things, it's not perfect, but still I stay behind my words.

A small part of the gameplay is stealth. With one or two exeptions, it's not forced, but it's useful dealing with multiple enemies. It's kinda cluncky, because it just duck or hide behind a cover and wait for opportunity to snap a neck. Even when you are out in the open, the enemy won't notice you as long you crouch an stay out of sight. The focus of the game is action not stealth, but it's still this part could be better. Most of the levels are not design with stealth in mind.

Level design is okay. You will visit a giant mansion, an oasis in a desert, the Middle East, Asia, dungeons filled with traps, castles, abbey, villige and so on. They are all nice, but it's too bad you can't explore more of them. I really love the places full of traps. It feels like i'm Indiana Jones. Levels are linear, but exploration is rewarded. There are hidden chest with parts for new clothes or weapons, xp or buffs and other stuff to find. Clothes and weapons don't offer any additional bonuses, so it's not require to equip them. They are just cosmetics.

Enemies you encounter are more or less the same with few exeptions. Different types of soldiers, bandits with swords, axes, spears and so on. In one level you will encounter hashashins, that are using daggers and jump a lot. In other places you will fight a tall ogre-looking creatures, but the main character said that they are humans. This is not fantasy game. As a setting is more realistic. Enemy AI won't surprise you if you played similar game to Batman Arkham series. They surround you and waiting to beat them, and from time to time they make regular or special attack. All the bosses here are fun. They make tons of damage and if you are not using all acquired skills and the shield, you will die easily.

Sound design is okay at best. Voice acting is passable. Most main characters voices are decent, but side characters and NPC's are bad. It's not awful as a whole, but it could be better. Celian have a gruff voice of course.

Effects are also okay. As a mention in the beginning the game could use better audio feedback, when you slice enemy. There is one really weird thing here. Sometimes when enemy dies wilhelm scream can be heard. Why? I don't see the point. It tooks me out of immersion, especially when I killed the final boss. It's out of place.

Music is not really memorable. Most places have different theme, but a lot of times when fight arose, you will here the same track over and over again.
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Zunächst was Allgemeines:

Nicht jedes negativ bewertetes Spiel hat diese Bewertung auch verdient!
Es gibt zu viele die ein Review verfassen, ohne sich länger mit einem Game zu beschäftigen.
Urteilt lieber selbst!!! Oder befragt einen Freund, der die gleichen Gamer-Interessen vertritt.
Mußte das mal los werden :) xD

Nun zu The First Templar:

Es fängt ganz harmlos an....ein Templer auf der Suche nach dem Gral. Die Geschichte um diesen First Templar wird im laufe des Spiels immer interessanter bzw. spannender.
Die Sprachausgabe ist schön umgesetzt. Nett sind auch die kurzen Gespräche mit dem Mitstreiter, besonders die mit Marie...:)
Musik immer stimmig.
Graphik nicht die Beste, mir hat es gereicht. :D
Keine offene Welt, dafür schön gemachte Levels.
Gameplay / Kämpfe sind ok. (schön hier die Zeitlupe, finished move)
Vieles, wie Fallen umgehen oder Tore öffnen, kann nur durch die Zusammenarbeit der beiden spielbaren Chars erreicht werden.

Was mich nun wirklich stört:
Das Skillsystem! Es ist vorher nicht klar was man da levelt, da nur angrenzende Fähigkeiten sichtbar sind bzw. erst duch Punkte-Vergabe sichtbar werden.
Keine freie Speicherung. Manchmal kommt man ohne Vorwarnung in den nächsten Bereich. Da es vorher keine Warnung gibt, kann man das Level nochmal von vorne beginnen, sollte man etwas vergessen oder noch nicht alles angesehen haben.

Fazit:

Ein schönes, unterhaltsames Spiel für zwischendurch. Mir hat es jedenfalls gefallen.:)
Coop hab ich nicht ausprobiert, kann dazu also nichts sagen.
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!!!!! ACHTUNG! KEINE KAUFEMPFEHLUNG !!!!!
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Rundum: Empfehlenswert!
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The graphics are dated, really dated, and you can tell that right away. But somehow, the game itself does not appear to be ugly - the game doesn't try to be anything else but a good and easy linear adventure. But in general, the graphics are STATIC. As in, there's no wind, trees are frozen in time and space, no physics, no discernible effects on the environment by your actions.

The story is extremely easy to follow though. No need to memorize names, locations and tons of redundant quests. And there's an abundant amount of history to enjoy. I'm not sure how much of it is concrete though.

There is a certain degree of suspense in some levels and sequences and there is the ability to do some stealth killing.

You can play as one of the two Templar brothers, and you can switch in between the two any time you want, eventually, another character joins in.
You can also gain experience and exchange it for some combo moves, more health, etc.
You also get to collect some items that enable you to get one or another armor and weaponry.

Let's not forget about the co-op though. The bad thing is that I'm not sure how much re-playability this game has. So I would rather see this game as a lone experience and have other games that scream co-op to have co-op (Jericho for instance). Your AI co-op partner is okaish for the most part, and your stealth moves are apt to copying your moves, but sometimes your partner with end up on the ground which is when you have to revive him or her.

Also, it's rare in games when the two protagonists tend to agree with each other most if not all the time. The two characters you play as agree with each other constantly, unlike in Bulletstorm, Enslaved, etc. So even though there's enough scripted dialogue between the two characters, I would probably enjoy to listen to some arguments about the inquisition, the church, the main quest and what not.

The game is also easy, really easy, but eventually, it does require you to pull off some combos and some well-times blocks and counter-attacks to advance further.

The voice acting is pretty poor though.

The game is pretty long. There are puzzles to solve and dungeons to crawl through. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way.

The co-op is outstanding. My best friend and I spent 3 days playing the game. A few months later, we started playing the game from scratch.

When we first tried running co-op we had difficulty seeing each other, so I e-mailed the dev at the end of 2012 to figure out what's up. They e-mailed back a few days later saying that they were out of the office because of X-mas (they also wished me happy X-Mas), and then asked that we stay put for a couple of days so that they could e-mail us back the activation e-mail (which you unfortunately need to play online), so they did so a few days later.

In any case, I would recommend this game to anyone who wants to relax, who likes the hack'n'slash with tactical approach and anyone who wants enjoy a nice story.

Plus, you get to support a small company that made the game in the first place.
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