I recently bought Bloodborne as my first ps4 game and was surprised to see all of the online content, even asyncronous stuff, held behind PS+. I figured co-op and invasions would be off the limits but I wouldn't miss those much. I like to solo bosses and I've always hated pvp because I am bad at it. However, apparently without PS+ I'd also be missing bloodstains and messages which were a great part of Demon's/Dark Souls. However paying for a month (or two?) of PS+ just for this one, not even quite multiplayer game, seems a bad value. Sure I'd get 14 days free but I don't want to feel I have a timer to run through this game.
What do people who have played this think? How critical is the online? Is it worth paying another 10 bucks (at least) on top of the price of the game for these features?
I'd especially love to hear from anyone who played without ps+ and how they felt about it. Either way excited to dig into this game!