The First Templar
Well Priced, Good Fun
It's essence of Dante's Inferno with very similar hack an slash play, it's upgrade ability and perks mimic that also. But for the price and the minimal effort it's really a good game for your money, and it feels alot like a PC based game which in some sense probably would feel more of that style if played on the PC but for your money this game is fun to sit down and spend time playing it. If you don't take it for something extrodinary and over the top then you will see the value in this lightly done action based game. I would rather play a good RPG but for what I spent and the fun I have with the history of the Knights Templar, it magically showcases that dramatic nestalga of that time period maybe not that of hollywood or the history channel, but if you like the history of anything Midevil then as I, you would really enjoy the game like I did. Just give it a try!
Having actually played the game.....
Ok first of all I never understand how people can review a game having never played it or going by someone elses word w/e. Also You cannot base games on other games. They are thier own unique individual.
With that being said. Iv'e played through this game halfway so far on the hardest mode. Only been about 4 hours. Keep in mind this is a inexepensive game compared to others. The graphics are ok and the game is VERY linear. so if your not into that this will not appease you. there is practically no customization except for outfits you find in secret locations. There is a skill tree that you use exp. to buy skills so your first play through can be unique. I went pretty much health/heal.
There is co-op but hardly anyone plays online with the "everyone" setting. the game would be better if you have a friend to play with. the combat system is basic with upgrades in the skill tee. the parry ability is a must I found this out during a boss fight.
The game is very clean in respects of cussing. Honestly I dont believe iv'e heard any so far and I actually prefer this. As for replayability I probably wont play through it again unless a freind wants or to get some missed achievments.
Overall I give this game a rating of 6 just for the lack of custimization and replayability with the amount of content. there is a dlc called the arena but i most likely will not be getting that DLC. Would I reccomend this? you bet. whats 40 bucks compared to 60 for others. Besides rpg games a far and few on the 360. and the ones we do have are generally good. Anyways I say buy it, play it , then trade it in.
If anyone wants to hit me up on xbox360 to join a game if im still playing it or have it. My tag is SpareGgnome.
Great game worth the price.
This game is awesome and many say it is a knock off of AC but they don't know what their talking about. This game has a totally different story. The graphics are not that good but you can't base games all on their graphics there is more important things than graphics. Honestly, if i could and if I was this much of a game freak I would play this all day but I'm not so I won't play all day. The game is so much fun and there is so much to do in this game it will take months to finish so you won't get it finish it in a week and just sell it or something. You have to buy this game and play and finish it.
Avoid it like a medieval plague
The preview builds are out and you can see the videos. This game is a mess with only 2 months before release. The animations are choppy, the graphics look almost low-res. The gameplay is uninspired, the combat controls poorly, and the writing is terrible. If you want a good 3rd person action game or action RPG perhaps I could recommend God or War, Dragon Age 2, or Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
Altus can make great RPG games
I agree that this game looks less than stellar. However, Atlus made the tremendous highly rated PS3 game "Demon Souls" -the only game I ever bought for the PS3. It had great reviews and was one of the best RPGs ever. So the company is capable of putting out a great game... the real question is can or will they do it for the 360?
I hope so.
Co-op is not good
I played the first level of this game, as the second player, with a friend. Throughout the first level he gained achievements, while I gained none for doing the exact same things. Also, player two has absolutely NO CONTROL over his stats and has to rely on player one to upgrade skills, equip armor/weapons. I was very excited about this game, because it looked promising for an easy, casual gamer like myself. It is a great game if you are going to play one player or if the second player has no desire to get achievements. And to top it off, it said I was idle online...it did not even recognize that my gamertag was playing the game, just that the game was in my system! A loud of bull in my opinion.
better then i thought!
people give this game a try today,yes it is a budged title but don't let it fool you.game is really good,also it gets better as you play.
Not bad... but I got bored fast
I am not afraid to admit I could not finish this game... not because I was disgusted with it or it had severe problems, but because I got so bored that I just didn't feel like finishing it.
The story is of a Templar in the middle ages around the time of Crusades. Beyond that, there isn't that much. The combat is actually pretty good and the leveling up system is not bad. The game also looks pretty good although character animations are weird at times.
There isn't much to say about this game... some people will like it, but others will find it boring like I did.
Assassin's Creed Much?
When i looked at the preview it completely just looked like a nock-off of Assassin's creed . I doubt this game will be any were close to the standards of AC and anyone thinking about buying this product should take a long look and it, ask people they know who bought it or look up the reviews online. Overall i would just say this game isn't worth anyone's time, and if you like the whole 13th century atmosphere you should look into Assassin's Creed
Great game if u like epic games. Yeah its only the first one on 360. cant wait 4 the next one cant nothing but betta.