Conclusion: Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines not only fails to live up to the high standards set by its console brethren, it also fails to deliver an experience worthy of your time and money. If you own a 360 or a PS3, and are looking for a worthy successor to Assassin's Creed, pass on this and pick up the proper sequel.
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 and stunning scenery.
Excerpt: It isn’t the first time that Ubisoft’s controversial hit, Assassin’s Creed , has migrated to the handhelds. Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles for the Nintendo DS was released in the months following the original console release, but it didn’t really leave much of a positive impression. So now that the second title, Assassin’s Creed II , has been released, Ubisoft are taking another crack at the handhelds.
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.