Thanks for the support :). Its funny you mention Sidescroller, as this is my next free community project lol. I will try to recreate the old Megaman X games for the SNES - check out a very (very) early vid here:
At some point I will go back and update the Third Person template with more features, but first I have to finish my current project (Space Shooter template). One of the requests is to add menus, so I will have that on the next update for sure!
Keep an eye on my Youtube channel for updates on all my projects :D