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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2009
Bloodlines is a good game. Not great, but not bad.

Graphics are stunning. One of the best looking games on the PSP.

Controls are meh. The climbing feels good, but jumping is horrible. "Jump" and "Drop" are tied to the same button, so you need to have perfect timing to pull off a jump, ruining rooftop runs. Also, moving the camera disables the action buttons(not a glitch, just the way the controls were set up). UPDATE: I realized that you can actually hold the x button to jump, but they never tell you that.

Anyone who has played AC1 knows it is crazy repetitive. Fortunately, Bloodlines (kind of) fixes this. Where you had to synchronize with maybe 10 towers in one city, now you need to do 1 in each level, every city being broken up into 3 or 4 levels.

However, there is a focus on action in this game. AC1 was about doing boring 20 pickpockets, synchronizations, eaves droppings, and interrogations to assassinate one person. Bloodlines is about hacking your way to your target. There is very little stealth, and you are forced to fight the same battles against the same enemies over and over. Even worse, nearby guards run to your fight, pitting you against many(I once had to fight 8) enemies at the same time. Counter kills are one hit kills, but require surgical precision and often make fight boring with the same exact kill done maybe 5 times in a row.

Bloodlines is like a steak that has been cooked well, but has no sauce or side orders to be eaten with. It is a basic action game, enjoyable but not worth 40 bucks.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2009
Bloodlines for the PSP manages to bring some of the experiences of ACII to the portable while also bringing some of ACI's hangups.

This game was created as a bridge from part I to part II with Altair now the head of the Assassins and his quest to hunt down the remaining Templars. Along with this bridge comes with the ability to transfer some of the unlockables found on the PSP to the PS3.

SOme of the pluses are like the PS3 version, you get a variety of missions to run thru as you complete your quest. Also, the climbing and combat controls handle similar to the PS3.

Some of the minuses are sometimes the AI can be overly aggressive and overly sensitive as you walk around and you can find yourself in a fight with 5 or 6 gaurds almost for no reason. Also, the colors look a bit more washed out and it makes it hard to see sometimes where to climb, on the flipside of that, for the processing power of the PSP, the game does look impressive. Lastly in quests where there is a time limit, some become almost impossible to finish with the controls and orienting yourself to your goal which seems so far away.

The voice acting is a mixed bag whereas after having a modern day accent on the first game, Altair has a middle eastern one here. Also it really helps that you have played the first one to understand that this is a simulation as the PSP version has so far made no mention of Desmond or his modern day issues as of yet.

On a scale of 1 to 5 I give it 3 stars
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2009
This game is one of the best games for psp I have played. I am just talking about the game in whole. But you pick it apart and look at the details....and it becomes a different story. Everyone complains about this but the game length is probably 5-8 hours. It depends on how you play it.

I made the game last because I went out of my way for stealth. It doesn't get too boring doing the stealth because there is so many different ways to do it. Everyone says there is no element of stealth, but that is not true. You just have to look for it.

The AI in ACB are messed up in the head. There can be two guards standing watch over an opening and you can assassinate one of them without being noticed at all. Sometimes they even look at you when you do it.

The combat can get a little dull at times, but you just have to switch it up. Instead of using the sword all the time, try the throwing knife. Or if combat is just too easy and you think you are a complete master at it, then try fighting 6 guards with just your hidden blade. See how good you are then. Just switch it up and you will have fun again.

Running around the streets is not very effective unless you want every guard in the whole city after you. Well, at least at the beginning. 3/4 of the way through and you can actually run around the streets most of the time. Sometimes the guards get mad and chase you, but not often.

The graphics are stunning for a psp game. They look like a good ps2 game graphics. I am impressed by them.

This game is great. I would recommend it to anyone that likes these kind of games.
5 out of 5
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2012
This game follows the story of Altair after he takes control of the Assassins' Order.
It follows his journey around the Crusades and shares a lot more of his history.

GAME REVIEW:
The graphics are pretty good for a PSP game.
Works just like all other AC games: running, fighting and freerunning.
Be aware that the maps are a bit smaller so you might be a bit frustrated when it comes to freerunning as Altair may be a bit harder to control.

SHIPPING REVIEW:
Came exceptionally early, I wasn't even expecting it.
No marks, dents, breaks or scratches anywhere to be seen.
Game UMD is in perfect condition.

Overall,
5/5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Good: Looks good, great story and voice overs, controls well

The Bad: Smaller areas to explore, even less side missions than the first game, annoying camera, nothing new

It's 1191 A.D. and Acre is still not safe from the clutches of the Templars. Altair is once again at war with the seemingly never-ending Templars to find the Apple of Eden. No one knows what this strange artifact can truly do, but Altair doesn't want them to be the first to find out.

If you were disappointed to find out that Assassin's Creed II wasn't a true sequel to the first game, look no further. Bloodlines is the first game's only and true sequel. Those who played the original will be on familiar ground as Bloodlines is almost exactly like the first game - both in good and in bad. You still play as Altair and can run, hop and skip to your heart's desire as you play the story through. The main difference, however, is that Desmond Miles is nowhere to be seen, as Bloodlines only concentrates on Altair's story. There are some other rather interesting differences here as well, so you'd better read further.

There are two different sets of controls: low profile and high-profile. In low profile, you can walk, blend, attack etc. while the high-profile allows you to sprint, run and free run up walls and buildings. You can run up practically anything that has a ledge or some sort of foothold. However, the PSP controls seem to be a little too sticky for my liking. If you are only one or two paces away from anything, Altair will cling that object even if he can't climb it and this can be extremely frustrating when running from guards in order to find some place to hide in. Free running isn't too hard, but just a bit finicky.

The combat system is simple and pretty easy to use and it is exactly like in the first game. Holding down your block button and waiting for a soldier to attack, and then counter-attack is the best route - just rinse and repeat. You can also attack first, but since you're usually surrounded by a superior force, it is usually wiser just to wait and counter-attack when attacked. If the guards are not on alert, you can naturally assassinate them by sneaking up behind them with your hidden blade or throwing knives at them.

The world in Bloodlines is not `open' in the same sense as the world in the original was. Instead, it is formed of small little areas. Also, the layout of these areas is often a little too restrictive. While in the original, you could find alternate ways to your target, the routes in Bloodlines are often too restrictive and you end up having to fight groups of enemies with no place to hide or run and no way around the enemies. You end up having to fight them all off. The restrictive world is also evident in the lack of high points on the maps. While in the original you could climb on the specially marked high points in order to synchronize your map and unlock new areas, these are few and far between in Bloodlines.

As far as it comes to side missions, there are not many of them available. The available missions range from delivering messages to assassinating targets to helping citizens being bullied by guards. Unlike in the original, some of the side mission in Bloodlines are timed. Another small addition that is different from the original is that after each main chapter you can upgrade items using the gold coins you find throughout the game. This is slightly similar to Assassin's Creed II, but the economy system isn't present.

Simply said, the game is gorgeous. However, it doesn't look like the first game. Bloodlines looks like what the first game would be if it were ported to the PS2: there is no bump mapping, no HDR (high dynamic range) lighting, and the graphics certainly aren't in HD. But even with these limitations, the graphics are highly detailed with great looking models and menus. There is no evidence of slow-down and the voice acting is terrific.

Overall, the gameplay in Bloodlines is perfect for portable standards and running around in the small areas is pretty fluid, even if the controls are slightly awkward. Bloodlines is a great first attempt to get an Assassin's Creed game on the PSP, despite the subtle flaws that make it feel like it was a bit rushed. Nevertheless, I found the sneaking around and assassinating people very satisfying and there were enough areas to keep me occupied. The game takes about 6 hours to finish - depending on your play style - so I found it well worth my money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2009
Purchased this as it was supposed to be the connection between Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2, but so far I'm not seeing it. I guess when I play the Assassin's Creed 2 (PC version) in March 2010 I'll see if it connects. Counter kills are pretty decent, but the soldier awareness is too over-rated! If you walk by a soldier they automatically draw their sword and if you keep standing beside them they attack. This makes it very annoying most of the time, but guess because it's for a hand held they needed to design it like that. Think they should have made MORE side missions. Assassin's Creed (PC) was very detailed in that category. Playing it for a second time now because it's such a great game! Bloodlines could have been WAY better! Can't wait for March to come so I can get Assassin's Creed 2! :-)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2009
Assassins Creed Bloodlines is a great example of taking advantage of the psp's hardware and working within the confines of the system.First things first i have to say the voice acting is pretty bad but not intolerable,some of the shortcomings of the first entry but all around enjoyable.I love how pick up and play friendly this game is and its very familiar control wise (sans right stick of course)the camera controls are kinda tank-ish but again without that stick what are you gonna do, the overall felling of the franchise is totally intact. The psp/ps3 connectivity is awesome i am playing both simultaneously and reaping the benefits ( EG.weapons and upgrades health and combat) i am very happy that Ubisoft gave this option and hope other developers will follow suite.If you are looking for a great action game on psp i am sure this will not disappoint.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2011
Assassin's Creed's developers have done a great job porting such an immensely popular title to the PSP. While you're not able to roam about quite as freely as on PS3, there is still a decent sandbox feel to this game. You'll take control of Altair, just after the ending of the first game and lead him on a quest to crush the remaining Templars. The graphics are above average for PSP and the contols are strikingly similar to those on PS3. I only hope they do another portable AC game at some point...some of us find it hard waiting for Revelations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2012
I really liked this game. I had gotten it for Christmas and played it a lot. I finished it in about three days. I thought it wasn't too hard and kind of short. One of the things I don't like about it is that you can't have multiple save files so if you wanted to start a new game on a higher level but still work to get achievements on the lower levels, you wouldn't be able to do that.

I wish the game could have been a bit longer and the bosses a little harder but it was a really fun game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2010
This game is awesome. It explains the time after the events of Assassin's Creed 1. It also hints to how Altair started the bloodline that leads to Ezio and Desmond. Game is like the first one only for the psp. If you have assassin's creed 2 for ps3 you can link this game to it and unlock some weapons. This game is my favorite psp game and this game will basically make you forget your playing it on the psp.
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