Frequently Asked Video Game Questions – Is Bully on the PS4 as good as Bully on the PS2?

Submitted by Anonymous Is Bully on the PS4 as good as Bully on the PS2?

This is a pretty simple question to answer because the Bully that you get on PS4 is the exact same Bully that you get on the PS2. There’s nothing new, nothing different, and nothing extra added to the game. Unless of course you count that you can now get trophies for it. If you still have a PS2 and don’t care about trophies, I would say pop in your PS2 version and play again. If you had Bully on the PS2 and no longer own a PS2, but want to play the game again, then go ahead and get it for the PS4.

I will point out though that there are some problems that the game suffers, which you can read about here. And if you’re still unsure of whether or not you want to purchase the game, I did a full review of the game over a year ago that you can read here.

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Frequently Asked Video Game Questions – How do you unlock the Geography class in Bully on the PS4?

Submitted by Anonymous How do you unlock the Geography class in Bully on the PS4?

The really basic and simple answer to this questions is that you don’t. On the PS4 version of Bully there is no Geography class. For me this was a real bummer because the Geography class was included in the Scholarship edition of Bully that was released for the PC, Wii, and Xbox 360. This edition was never released on the PS3 which is why there is no Geography class. This was a bummer and it’s also the reason why I never bought this game for my PS3 even though there was a download for it. The download was for the PS2 version and also did not support trophies. With the so-called remaster for the PS4, I though that the Geography class would be added it, but it wasn’t and it seems like all that we really got was the PS2 version of the game on the PS4 with trophies.

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Frequently Asked Video Game Questions – Are there any problems with Bully on the PS4?

Submitted by Anonymous Are there any problems with Bully on the PS4?

Unfortunately there are some problems with this game as it made its transition from the PS2 / PS3 to the PS4. As I said in my full review of Bully, the mechanics of the overall game are a little wonky. Well, more than wonky. In fact at times they can be absolutely controller breaking as trying to control Jimmy and move him around campus or the town just doesn’t work right at times. I found that there was also a slight delay in when you actually press the button on your controller to when Jimmy actually performs the action. While this doesn’t matter most of the times, the times that it does is when it’s most frustrating.

Then there’s this issue that the game crashes. Thankfully it only happened to me once, but when it did I lost a couple of hours of playtime since I hadn’t saved. I’m not sure if anyone else had this problem or if it was a constant problem, but you would rather be safe than sorry in a case like this so save often. Other than that the game worked fine and if was a nice chance to replay an old PS2 favorite.

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Frequently Asked Video Game Questions – How many classes are there to attend in Bully on PS4?

Submitted by Anonymous How many classes are there to attend in Bully on PS4?

There are a total of six classes for Bully on the PS4. Unlike the Bully Scholarship Edition that was released, two of the classes, Math and Geography, were left out of the PS4 version. You’ll start off at first with a Chemistry class in the morning and an English class in the afternoon. The next day things will switch up and you’ll have an Art class in the morning and a Gym class in the afternoon. The other two classes won’t be unlocked until chapter two of the game. In order to unlock both classes make sure that you play through the Hattrick Vs. Galloway mission. After that you’ll have Shop in the morning and Photography in the afternoon.

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Bully Review (PS4)

If you’ve read my blog, Top 10 PS2 Games that Need to Come to the PS4, then you know that Bully was my number one pick. Do you know what game finally came to the PS4? That’s right, Bully. Do you know what game I picked up day one not really caring about the price? Right again, Bully. After so many years away from playing this game, here’s what I thought when I picked it up again and started on the PS4.

With this just being a port, there was no change at all to the story. You’ll play as Jimmy Hopkins, the new kid at Bullworth Academy. Jimmy was recently dumped at Bullworth Academy after his mother got married and decided that she needed a year long break from Jimmy, I mean a year long honeymoon with her new husband. Who cares about the kid when you just married a rich guy right? Jimmy arrives at Bullworth only to find that surprise the school is filled with bullies that don’t really like the new kid. Who would have known right? Me, that’s who. From firsthand experience I can tell you that being the new kid is not easy, it’s not exactly like the game, but it’s pretty damn close. Anyway, you’re here for a review not my own personal “new kid” experiences. Jimmy wants to put a stop to this and thinks that the only way he can is to become king of the school. How is he going to become king of the school? By beating the other bullies into submission, but lurking in the darkness is really the route of all this trouble and it’s up to Jimmy to ultimately put a stop to him and unite the school as a whole.

Hehehe: I don’t know why but every time I started the game and it came up with the PS2 logo, I just had to laugh. I also had to laugh when I went to save every time and it said that it was saving to my PS2 memory card. Oh the memory card, I had a bunch of them scattered around everywhere trying to find which one had the save game on it that I needed. Anyway this little bit of nostalgia brought me a few giggles along the way which made playing a little more fun.

I absolutely love playing this game. I don’t know what it is about it because the story, while interesting, is a little meh. The graphics are PS2 graphics which at the time of PS2 were revolutionary because people actually started to look like people, and the mechanics of the game at times are frustrating. But still, there’s so much love for this game that every time I play I become fully immersed in it and I have to do everything that the game has to offer. This is the game that makes going to school fun and believe me you’ll have to go to school when it comes to this game. Since this story does take place at Bullworth Academy, there are actual classes that Jimmy has to attend. I mean he could totally skip them, but then how would he discover new things? Each class gives him that little advantage that he’s going to need by the end of the game and each class also provides a semi-challenging mini game to go along with it. I think the nerd in me enjoys this game so much because of the school classes, but don’t tell anyone. Since this is a free roam game, you’re not limited to the school and be able to roam around the nearby towns causing mischief and mayhem no matter where you go. There’s just so much to do in this game that it’s crazy not to get hooked.

As I said before, the mechanics of this game are at times frustrating. Half of the time Jimmy doesn’t do what you want him to, the response time is delayed, or things just plain don’t work. This can lead to some controller breaking moments as you were supposed to give someone a wedgie but ended up shoving them and causing fight, or you’re trying to run somewhere and then Jimmy decides that instead he’s going to take a casual stroll. It’s not like the mission I was on had a time limit that I just missed because of this. When the game does work though, everything is smooth and flawless, it’s just shame that most of the time it doesn’t and there are a lot of issues that will go unresolved because it’s just a port. Then there’s also the part where sometimes this game will just crash on you. I can’t say this enough, SAVE YOUR GAME VERY OFTEN, because if not you’re going to end up losing a ton of data when you haven’t saved for two hours and then the game crashes and you have to go back to your last save. Not fun.

When playing this game you have to remember that these are late PS2, early PS3 graphics, so you really shouldn’t expect all that much. While the faces are a little better, the overall body shape and the hands of not only Jimmy but the people around are chunky and weird. These people have like, Lego hands, but that’s how things were with the PS2. What’s nice when playing this game is to see just how much graphics have evolved. When this game was first released these were like the best graphics ever and they showed just what would be coming for the PS3. I kind of feel the same way with the games that were released just before the PS4 was released, things started getting better showing off what the PS4 was going to be able to do. I will mention though that at times the graphics became really pixilated and blurry not making for a fun experience. The game shows a season change as you’ll play throughout the year and the worst part is during the winter. The winter was super blurry and at times I had no idea what I was supposed to be looking at.

Now for a part that got me excited, the trophies. Yes there are trophies for this game, which when you come to think about it is what everyone was looking for. Sure you could have downloaded Bully on your PS3 and played it like a PS2 game, but there were no trophies. In the PS4 version, there are a total of 38 trophies including a platinum trophy. How awesome is that? It’s also awesome that the trophies are super easy to get, especially if you’ve played this game back on the PS2 because this is stuff that you did then and you’re going to do again when you play on the PS4. There are some of those grinding trophies, but they aren’t bad and there really isn’t any reason why anyone shouldn’t be able to get the platinum on their first run through.

Because this game came out before the days of Multiplayer, this is a single player experience and I was totally fine with that.

Overall I give this game a 4 out of 5

What’s Great:
+ This game gives you the “new kid” experience if you’ve never had one, although the “new kid” experience in this case is mostly exaggerated in a video game kind of way but not totally off.
+ It’s impossible to get bored with this game because there are a ton of things to do. Go to class, do the missions, make some money doing side missions, run errands, play video games (yes, play video games inside of the video game), do whatever you want because this is a fully open world game.
+ If you played this on the PS2, you’ll love playing it on the PS4 as it has a lot of nostalgia moments. Memories…like the corners of my mind….misty water colored memories…of the way video games were.
+ Everyone wanted trophies for this game, and guess what you got them and they’re easy and fun to get.

What’s Not So Great:
Mechanics are frustrating and half the time won’t do what you want them to. Want to skateboard down the street in a straight line? Good luck because you’ll probably crash into something. Want to run somewhere? Yeah good luck with that too because you’ll probably end up walking halfway through.
The graphics are late PS2 early PS3 graphics which means that they aren’t the greatest if you’re playing them on the PS4. While this isn’t bad, the pixilation and overall blurriness at times was bad.
As a caution I would say to save as often as possible because the game is known to crash and you’ll lose whatever you didn’t save.

While this isn’t the best game I’ve ever played on the PS4, it was a game that I was waiting for that brought back a lot of memories, mostly memories of playing this game on the PS2, and that was fun for me. I enjoyed going back to a story that I knew and re-experiencing it because it had been so long since I last played (almost 10 years). If you never played this game before then it’ll probably be a hit or miss for you on whether you’ll like it or not. If like me, you loved this game on the PS2, then you’ll love it on the PS4 because it’s a game that you know even with all of its problems. This game is definitely worth the $14.99, but if you’re on the fence I’m sure it’ll go on sale before you know it.

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This Week in Trophies 04-03-2015 – 04-09-2016

Although I was able to get a platinum trophy this week, other than that it was a pretty boring trophy week so this is going to be a pretty quick blog. I will tell you the reason why this week is so boring and lackluster. It wasn’t because I wasn’t gaming, because believe me I was, it was mostly because I spent the day Sunday playing the original Mass Effect and the last two days of the week playing the Battleborn Open Beta. Anyway, here’s what I did get this week.

Bully – 100%

I finally got the platinum trophy for this game this week. I didn’t really think it would take me as long as it did, but the last trophy required a real grind as I tried to save up enough money to buy every single piece of clothing in the game. Other than that I had a great time revisiting this game and I’ll have my full review for this game in a few weeks.

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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – 73%

I picked up three more trophies for this game this week and believe me getting this last trophies is no easy feat. I’m pretty sure I won 25 matches of Gardens & Graveyards, but I still don’t have the trophy for it which is weird. Anyway, part of me is completely bored with this game and the other part of me wants to get the 100% and the platinum trophy for this game so we’ll have to see where this goes.

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That was it for this week. Not that exciting and I’m going to say that it wasn’t that bad because I did get a platinum trophy. No week can be a bad one when a platinum trophy is involved. Now for next week, I’m going to be devoting a full day to Mass Effect since I really got into it last week and actually got a lot accomplished. At least I think I did, but that’s beside the point, the point is that I’m rediscovering the game which is always fun when you take a break from a game that you love. Other than that I really have no idea what I’m going to play this week. I have a ton of games that I could finish, but I’ve been getting that itch to start something new and I might just do that but I just don’t know what. I’ll let you know how things go next week.

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This Week in Trophies 03-27-2016 – 04-02-2016

With the release of a few episodic games this week, it was a pretty decent trophy week. I did at least get a platinum trophy as well as a bunch of other random trophies here and there. I made a hell of a lot of progression in Bully and had a surprising moment this week. Keep reading to find out more.

Bully – 73%

I continued playing this game this week because I just love it. It was one of my favorite PS2 games and ever since it was re-released for the PS4 I haven’t been able to put it down. Every chance I get I play as much as possible. I don’t want to jinx it but I think the platinum trophy might be coming my way pretty damn soon.

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Minecraft: Story Mode – 100%

The last episode was finally released, thanks for making us wait so long Telltale, and I of course played it because I just wanted to finish this game and be done with it, but surprise there’s going to be DLC. Guess I’m not really done with this game after all. Anyway, I’ll have my review for Episode 5 – Order Up! in the upcoming weeks.

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Fallout 4 – 86%

By some miraculous event I was able to find a save for this game that wasn’t in the final boss battle, that didn’t include me just flailing around with no ammo. It was an actual save from two hours previous to my embarrassing moment. Yes I had to go back and do a bunch of stuff, but it was well worth it since I had already put so much time into my one save and I was finally able to finish the Automatron DLC. My full review of the DLC will be up this week.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne – 66%

The second episode of this three part episode game also came out this week and I didn’t want to put off playing it, so I was able to squeeze that episode in as well this week. Like always, because I have a review coming up, I don’t want to say too much about it right now so you’ll just have to wait for my full review of Give NO Shelter.

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That was it for this week. A pretty exciting week for me. I was super super happy that I was able to find a Fallout 4 save so I didn’t just give up on that game as a whole. So what’s in store for this week? I’m going to take a little break from Fallout 4 since all I have left are some repeating missions and that gets boring really fast and I’m going to continue playing Bully whenever I get the chance hoping to get the platinum for this game. I’m also going to start playing the original Mass Effect on my PS3. This should be pretty fun since I’ve only played this game once before. I’m hoping to make my way through the series again in order to get the full 100% on each game. I’ll let you know how things went next week.

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This Week in Trophies 03-20-2016 – 03-26-2016

This was one of my rare weeks in trophy hunting. I was able to play a lot of games and I got a lot of trophies by doing so. Not that I’m complaining since the past couple of weeks have been lackluster, but the real question is will this streak continue. Probably not, but anyway here’s a look at the trophies I did get this week.

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – 68%

I started out playing this game last week for some pretty complicated reasons, and this week I continued to play but for different reasons. Playing this game also lead to some much needed closure on a lingering issue making my original reason for playing not all that bad if you think about it. Anyway, enough with boring you about that. I’m still missing a bunch of trophies that I have no idea if I’ll get or not, but I’ll probably continue to try. As a side note, I’m looking for a team to play Garden Ops CRAZY mode on, so if you’re interested let me know in the comments section below.

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Gauntlet – 24%

Damn this game on hard is well…hard. I struggled to make it through the caves section of this game, and that was with a full team of people. I’ll continue to play when I can, but I am not looking forward to the last section of the game. I had a hard time defeating the main boss when it was on Normal so I have no idea what Hard is going to be like.

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Bully – 35%

Finally! My most wanted PS2 game has come to the PS4 with trophies, and I am having just an absolute blast playing it. This was a day one purchase for me and there was no way that it wouldn’t be. I can’t remember how many times I played this game when I played it on the PS2, but I can say that it was easy to get back into playing it again and almost dropping everything this week to do so.

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Fallout 4 – 85%

I picked up this game again because I have the season pass and got the much anticipated Automatron DLC. Overall I would say that the DLC is a little lackluster story wise and I would be writing a full review if I didn’t run into one major complication that is totally my fault. So what complication did I run into? I’m at the final boss battle, which is no picnic, and I have no ammo. Yep…completely out of ammo and left with only my melee weapons. Why not just start from your last save then right? Because this moron saved over her last save right before the main boss battle. I’m pretty sure I have a backup save before that, but I got so pissed I didn’t bother looking for it. I’ll try again this week…or I’ll have to start the game over again from scratch.

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The Four Kings Casino and Slots – 23%

The only reason why I still play this game is because I need something to do while I eat breakfast and this is it. I’m sure these trophies will come when they come and I’m really not all that concerned about them. I think that I’m just not that into this game because I’m not really a gambler because I don’t see the point, I thought it would be different with fake money but it’s not. I’m still not a fan of gambling.

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And that was it for this week. A pretty exciting week. I got a lot done by playing a bunch of games and it was nice to have that extra time this week to sit back and relax in order to do so. Although I hope next week will be the same, you just never know. I will say that if I get a bunch of time to game I am going to continue with Bully as well as try and look for that backup save in Fallout 4. If I can find the backup save everything will be just peachy. If not, I’m not sure I’m going to be starting a new game any time soon and I’ll probably wait until the next DLC comes out. I’ll let you know next week how things went.

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