Bleed from Bootdisk Revolution and Digerati and is a fast-paced twin-stick action plaformer on PS4. Read our Bleed review to learn more about this one!
The game features seven levels to complete with a boss to defeat at the end of each one. Each level also four difficulty settings (Easy, Normal, Hard and Very Hard) which end up remixing enemy placement and the patterns of bosses so that you are indeed faced with a more difficult challenge the higher you go.
You more around with the left analog stick and fire with the right one. Jumping is mapped to the R2 button, while you can slow time with the L2 button. Weapons can be switched with the L1 and R1 buttons so that you can select the one you need, and you can use your secondary fire option by pressing down on the R3 button.
The points you collect in each stage can be used at the store to purchase new weapons, such as a flamethrower and a shotgun, increasing your energy bar, making your energy bar recharge faster, or increasing your health bar. They’re all good options to improve your odds of surviving, especially if you’re playing on higher difficulties.
Once you complete Story Mode you’ll unlock Arcade Mode in which you are expected to complete all levels in a single life. Defeating the bosses in Story Mode will unlock bosses for you to battle in Challenge Mode. There are also three other characters you can unlock by completing Story Mode on Normal, clearing it on Hard, and by either clearing Story Mode on Very Hard or clearing Arcade mode on Easy – mind you, clearing the game on Very Hard might end up being easier than finishing Arcade Mode on Easy!
Each stage takes a few minutes to complete, so you can finish the game in less than an hour if you’re playing on Easy. But if you want to get all trophies for the game, including its Platinum trophy, you’ll realize that playing on Easy is only going to help you learn the basics of the game so that you can start to increase the difficulty to get the rest of the trophies. There are trophies for completing Story Mode in each of the game’s difficulty settings, for beating Arcade Mode in each of the difficulty settings, for getting an S-Rank against each of the game’s bosses, and more.
Bleed is an entertaining 2D action game with lots of replay value. The more you play, the better stuff you can get for your arsenal – not to mention the upgrades you can get to increase your odds of survival. The game is perfect for speedrunners, but it also offers something for those who don’t mind not worrying about shaving a second or two to their overall completion time. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, action-packed and (in the higher difficulty settings) challenging release, then be sure to check this one from Bootdisk Revolution and Digerati!
This Bleed review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Digerati.