Developer Griptonite Games has undoubtedly captured the look, feel and style of the original game, crafting an adventure that's sure to thrill fans of the series and newcomers alike. Altair's controls are almost identical with some modifications to accommodate the switch to PSP such as using buttons to control camera. In Bloodlines, to move the camera, you first hold down the L button before using the X, Square, Circle or Triangle to move it in any direction you choose. To centre the camera whilst running across rooftops or in the middle of a swordfight simply double tap the L button.
Much like Assassin's Creed, Bloodlines features huge open environments littered with side streets, rooftops, pigeon coops and bales of hay for you to scale and hide in should you find yourself being pursued by enemies after an assassination or being spotted. To perform Altair's spectacular Parkour moves, all you have to do is hold down the L and X button and you'll soon be leaping from building to building, balancing on narrow beams and scaling walls with ease. There are multiple types of missions for you to get to grips with throughout the course of the game including climbing to lookout points high above the city (which also assists in unlocking the map and revealing key areas for you to visit) , duelling with nasty guards bullying the city's citizens and sneaking through certain areas without being detected.
Altair's key goals, however, are to assassinate targets and you'll find most of your time on the game will be spent gathering information about key marks before eventually tracking them down and taking them out as quickly and deftly as possible. It's not going to be simple though, while some targets can be easy pickings, later missions require that you use the environment to your advantage and plan an attack rather than leaping straight into the action.