Bloodborne dun fucked it up in the story department as far as I am concerned: I have not read the aforementioned novels, but I should not need to: Demon's Souls and Dark Souls presented an engaging story without any prior knowledge of anything, Bloodborne fails to do so for me.
I have finished the game, but doubt that I'll be returning to it upon - if, I ever read those works.
Except it's not about establishing a story, it's about understanding a genre.
Either way, the outcome for me is the same: I did not enjoy the gameplay as much as for example, Dark Souls for me to return to the game at some point.
Though I admit the ecstatic replies from some people here got me actually interested in the genre itself.