Knights of the Temple is awesome, I've just about completed it now and although I've been quite disappointed by some aspects which I haven't got time to go into here, overall I've loved it. The combat is awesome, there are a considerable amount of moves and combos available and a very realistic feel with incredible motion captured animation and sound effects. No gore to speak of, apart from a fair amount of blood and very nice blood splashes on the floor and walls, but it's not important here.
The problem is that it was only developed by a very small team at Starbreeze (while the rest work on Enclave 2 and Chronicles of Riddick) and it was pushed out early by the publisher, so a lot of stuff had to be dropped from the game that they couldn't finish in time. The game is a shadow of what it could have been, but it's still really fun and at times very atmospheric, I've been hooked from start to finish.
I don't know how the PC version will play, I've preordered it but it's not officially out here yet, so I can only speak for the XBox version. Playing it on my widescreen tv and 5.1 sound has been a great experience, and once I got over the fact that the game was nothing like as good as I'd hoped in terms of drama, story progression and so on, and is a little more shallow than I anticipated (a terrible shame, but an inevitable result of the constraints they were under in the last 12 months of development) I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing.
The combat is nothing like BoD but it's nevertheless very cool and addictive, particularly as you earn more combos and divine powers. I think they've done an awesome job with it and it just feels satisfying.
If you can get used to the camera, which personally I hated the idea of originally but in practice I actually thought it was great, and only frustrating on rare occasions, then you should have a blast with this game, particularly once you get beyond the fairly uninspiring early levels.
Conan is awesome too btw, which has surprised me after the fairly crappy demo. There are problems with the camera and mouse control in the PC version (which I am assured they are going to address in a patch), and the game plays best with an analog gamepad, or even better on the XBox. There are issues with the game but in general it has blown me away. Again, weak initial levels don't give a great impression to start with, but after that the game just gets better and better.
The storytelling, cut scenes and overall drama have really impressed me, it totally sucks you in, as has the art and level design and of course the combat. After you get used to the combat it becomes really fun, and there are literally tonnes of combos which you use experience points to 'buy' and upgrade, and it really works. Basically the game has impressed me way beyond what I expected and I'm totally immersed in it.