IGN: "Moments into The First Templar you know you're playing a budget game. The menus and user interface are bad with generic fonts and an intrusive heads up display. The screen is simply too crowded – especially in split-screen cooperative play – and it takes away from any of the ambience or occasional beauty the environments have. Games like Dead Space have shown that UI can be both elegant and serve a purpose, while The First Templar's is just phoned in.
The character animations and lackluster graphics don't help The First Templar, either. This looks like a game from the previous generation, and no matter how good a performance the voice actors might be trying to give, they're always hampered by the mechanical nature of the character's movements."