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  • Summary: Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams -- she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!

    Bleed is an action-platformer focused
    Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams -- she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!

    Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There's no filler -- just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses!
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 15, 2018
    80
    I’m glad this has such a great portable conversion because it is absolutely worth playing if you enjoy those pickup and play experiences like Super Meat Boy. It even has video capture to share those epic moments.
  2. 80
    Bleed mostly does a good job of making the most out of its relatively simple design, with the time slowing mechanic resulting in a unique feel that sets it apart from other run and gun games. The checkpoints and upgrades, as well as variable difficulty settings, make it very accessible in a way you don’t always see in this genre. Bleed is yet another compelling indie experience on the Switch eShop.
  3. Jan 16, 2018
    80
    What Bleed lacks in play time, it makes up for with one of the most fluid control schemes to grace a platformer. Wryn's triple jump allows for a flow of movement that encourages dodge heavy, bullet hell style level design. Coupled with a well implemented bullet-time mechanic, stages require quick reflexes to complete, especially when taking rank into consideration. While the main story takes less than two hours to complete, unlockables, Arcade mode, and higher difficulties keep Bleed a highly addictive, and highly replayable, experience.
  4. 70
    All in all, it was a decent experience for the short 2-3 hours it lasted, but I wouldn’t be happy with it if I had to pay $15 for it.
  5. Jan 2, 2018
    70
    Bleed is a good, solid platformer which offers a good chunk of replayability, and there's a lot of challenge on offer in the higher difficulties. It won't last you long though - its seven levels will take just over an hour.
  6. Jan 17, 2018
    70
    Bleed is short, simple and effective, full of frantic actions and challenging enough to earn the right to have the players' attention. While its price tag might seem too steep for a game that has been around for a few years now, the action-packed nature of the game, along with its variety make it a piece of work that is definitely worth checking out.
  7. Jan 9, 2018
    70
    In the end though, Bleed does what it sets out to do: it entertains and it offers fast, furious, and difficulty shooting and platforming. It’s a good game. It’s just too short for my tastes. Bring on Bleed 2, and let’s get nuts, Wryn. It’s not much to write home about visually, but in the world of Indies, it’s the gameplay that really counts and Bleed nails that part.

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  1. Jul 14, 2020
    8
    Note: I played the "Bleed Complete Bundle", that includes "Bleed" and "Bleed 2". This review covers both games.

    The Bleed games are all
    Note: I played the "Bleed Complete Bundle", that includes "Bleed" and "Bleed 2". This review covers both games.

    The Bleed games are all about striking a balance. They're packed with action, but the levels are so short, that you have plenty of chances to put down your Switch and take a breath. They're hard enough to be fun, but easy enough to avoid frustrating you. And finally, you might argue that they lack substance–but they're both so short, that they'll be over way before they start feeling repetitive. And if you're looking for a steeper challenge, they offer many opportunities to replay through the levels, in search of a better score, or using the unlockable characters. The hardest difficulties and characters offer more than enough challenge even for the most hardcore action fans, and there is even a one-life mode for the masochists out there.

    Bleed is a one-hour long game with seven short levels, a whimsical storyline, and plenty of boss battles–usually two or more per level. Its core idea is a limited bullet-time mechanic, coupled with an air-dash move. The two mechanics together allow you to navigate bullet hellish situation in slow motion, while unleashing a decent diversity of weapons on a number of cartoonish foes.

    Bleed 2 takes the formula of the first game and pumps it up to eleven, especially when it comes to boss battles. The entire game borders on a boss rush–a sequence of boss fights interleaved by short non-boss sections. The fights are varied enough to hold your attention throughout, and in the last levels I had to take frequent breaks, because the action (in Hard mode) proved intense enough to make my hands cramp on a Switch Lite.

    If you like some light-hearted action, Bleed and Bleed 2 are a bundle of unassuming, straightforward fun. You could easily play both games to completion in a single sitting, but I tried to dose the fun through a few days, in between other games. I'll certainly pick up the games again for some couch co-op action when I get friends over.
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  2. Sep 20, 2018
    7
    I ended up playing the second one first, but now I see why this game got a sequel. While Bleed 2 is better in several ways, it was just anI ended up playing the second one first, but now I see why this game got a sequel. While Bleed 2 is better in several ways, it was just an improvement. Bleed is what started it all and deserves a try just for that, as I would recommend it. Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2018
    6
    I was finally able to try this Bleed game on the Switch late last night. I was not sure if I would like that title at first as it is fastI was finally able to try this Bleed game on the Switch late last night. I was not sure if I would like that title at first as it is fast paced and the controls can be tricky, but once I got a hang of them it was pretty awsome to slow time and kill enemies with the PowerA Zelda Theme Pro Controller. I am usually not a type of gamer who likes plenty of bosses, but those ones were well designed and engaging. Unfortunately the game is short as I finished it in about 90 minutes, but it is quite fun and challenging. Please note I played on normal difficulty. I am giving it 6 out of 10 mostly because the game is very short and the platforming levels were ok, but not great and not long enough. I would recommend to pick it if it comes on sale as the game is quite fun and the controls are tight. Expand