Freebie Feelers is a series where we download the free monthly console-specific or newly released free-to-play games to test their worth. This series will contain some useful information as well as plenty of personal opinion. While these articles may not be reviews, we hope that you will be able to use them to help decide whether that free download is worth it.
What is it?
Often touted as the ‘fast paced Dark Souls’, Bloodborne has viciously carved out its rightful place alongside the best action role playing games. With fast-paced and visceral combat and a world filled with secrets to discover and gruesome enemies to hunt, Bloodborne offers a dark, difficult experience for anyone with the will to persevere. Players can look forward to slaying numerous types of enemies and bosses while exploring a twisting environment that is home to as much gorgeous architecture as it is to gruesome monstrosities.
What did you think?
I, like many, adore Bloodborne for many reasons. Even if I found it difficult to enjoy the first time I played it, I quickly learned what I needed in order to truly love the title. Whether it’s the satisfying combat, the engrossing atmosphere, or the gnarly enemy designs, this is a game that just keeps giving. Once the initial growing pains are out of the way, Bloodborne is a wonder to play.
Is it worth downloading?
It’s fair to say that not every game is the right game for every player, and that is definitely true for Bloodborne. Some people will say that this title is only for the hardcore gamer that values the challenge above all else. Honestly, I think this is fairly misleading as most of the challenge is self imposed. Yes, the game does have plenty of tough sections that require quick reactions, but nearly all of the game can be made far easier if the player uses patience and wit to overcome their obstacles. My point is that I hope more people will pick up this game, rather than be intimidated by it. If you’re ready to join the hunt, be sure to snatch up Bloodborne as part of March’s PlayStation Plus lineup.