Excerpt: Assassin's Creed is a series I couldn't imagine playing on consoles with less graphical horsepower than the Xbox 360 and PS3. The two games released so far (ignoring the handheld games) have relied on the processing power of current systems to create massive, sprawling cities, incredible animations...
Conclusion: Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines has all the makings for a great continuation of Altair's story, but it's fraught with presentation and gameplay problems that keep it from becoming a truly fantastic experience.
Excerpt: Even as the series moves forward to the tale of Ezio in Assassin's Creed II, Ubisoft isn't quite ready to part ways with assassin extraordinaire Altair just yet. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines puts him on the front lines of the secret war with the Templars.
Summary: In Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines, Altair comes to the PSP with most of the gameplay from the original Assassin's Creed intact. The graphics and world may be scaled down, but the assassin's moves and abilities are not.
Pros: A visually impressive PSP game, Free-running on a portable system is a thrill, Learn the fate of Altair
Cons: Several control issues, Lots of loading, Repetitive mission objectives, Short and easy
Excerpt: Assassin’s Creed, one of this generation's most successful new IPs, continues Altair’s story on the Playstation Portable. Assassin's Creed has gained notoriety for being repetitive, despite having beautiful visuals and an interesting story plot twisted with conspiracies.
Conclusion: Despite some obvious talent on the part of Griptonite Games, Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines smacks a little too much of an unloved, unwanted by-product birthed from the success of the franchise.