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Assassin's Creed Bloodlines Review (PSP)
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: November 17, 2009 (US)
Modes: Single Player
Rating: ESRB: M For Mature
Review by contributing writer: Michael Casciano
Assassins Creed Bloodlines for the PSP, is a game that only Assassin Creed lovers would enjoy. It is uncertain why Ubisoft created the 1.5 version of Assassins Creed on PSP, instead of Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 due to the fact that Assassins Creed 1 & 2 are for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Even though Bloodlines was created for a different console, the gameplay is mostly the same. Also, the button layout is mostly the same, except for the fact the directional buttons are for viewing.
Bloodlines takes place right after the first Assassins Creed ends. Altair searches for more mystical objects since he obtained the Apple of Eden. After each chapter you will see Altair reflecting upon these objects and their origin.
Bloodlines being a PSP game cannot be compared to the Xbox 360 version of Assassins Creed nor the Playstation 3 but it is fun to use Altair and use his assassination skills to defend or annihilate your foe. Sadly, the game can be sort of a let down to most Assassin Creed fans, since there isn't anything new added to the game. You start and end with all your weapons (knife, sword, and hidden blade). Also, its mainly about hunting your target, it really is not about assassination. Most of the time once you reach your target he will be looking straight at you, so it isn't mostly about assassinating your target. That part of the game seems to be essential, and neglected/rushed when creating the game.
Even though the assassinating parts of the game will be a let down, you can still have fun doing side missions and the main story. You will also be able to understand Assassins Creed 2 a little better (you'll understand once you completed Bloodline). Another fun thing to know is that the game comes with an award system/achievements, like reflecting 20 foes, killing 20 foes, and some more fun things to complete.
Sadly, Bloodline does not have anything new added, just a cheap version of Assasins Creed for the PSP. But for a PSP title, it is rather amazing. To have on the go, an assassin running through the city, hiding and then finishing off their pursuers was a fun thing to have when I bought this game.
As a PSP game I give it a 8.0/10. A must buy for Assasins Creed lovers, since it will make no sense for somebody who has not completed Assassins Creed 1 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Final Score: 8/10
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