If you have not aready downloaded it, I would do it now so that it is at least in your download list. You must be a pS+ member to play it and download it. I am about 2 hours into it so far and have already had a few epic battles. Great game. Bring your lantern!
So if I stop being a PSN member, I can't play it anymore?
You have to be a PS+ member to gain access to the free games in the PS+ instant download collection, which Dragon's Dogma is part of. With the Vita and the PS3, everyone is a PSN member that has a gamer tag.
You don't have to be a PS Plus member to buy games from the PSN Store. However if you are you can get good discounts on games as well as the monthly free games in the instant collection. The free games are only available for you to play as long as you are a Plus member, the purchased games (discounted or not), regardless of if you bought them as a Plus member or not, are yours to play even if you don't renew your membership.
Darn, and here I thought I could get this game for $9.99 lol. Thank you for helping me
So you're not a PSN Plus member?
Join PS+ and get it for free.