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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Top 10 PS2 Games That Need To Come To The PS4

With Playstation now porting over a bunch of PS2 games, I of course have my own list of PS2 games that I would love to see ported over to the PS4. I spent many many years playing my PS2, even when it went out of style and the new hip things was the PS3. I just couldn’t let go of my PS2, mostly because of how I got it. I got my PS2 after over a year of saving up my daily lunch money and sneaking food out of the house so that I still had lunch. That was the first game system that I actually bought with my own money so it meant something to me. Anyway out of every game that I played on my PS2, here’s my list of the top 10 games I want to see on the PS4.

10. The Thing

Based off of the 1982 movie, this game was all about survival. Not only did you have to make sure you didn’t go crazy in a remote part of Antarctica, you had to make sure your whole team didn’t go crazy all while trying to stay alive. Once your team members were dead, they were dead and didn’t come back. With each team member that died, the harder the game became. I spent a countless amount of hours on this game and miss it dearly which is why it needs to come back.

9. Indigo Prophecy

My first quick time event game, I fell in love with this game from the first time I played it. I completely found this game by chance as it was just sitting on the shelf at my local Blockbuster just begging for someone to rent it and play. Having played just about everything else, I thought what the hell. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down and was totally immersed in this thriller that was both weird and intriguing. Another game that I never finished, I begged my Blockbuster to let me buy this game since I couldn’t find it anywhere else to purchase. Of course those bastards said no, and now I’ll wait for the day it’s ported to the PS4.

8. The Operative: No One Lives Forever

Make fun of me all you want, but this was a kick ass game. You play as a Cate an ex cat burglar turned into the first female spy in 1960 England. How you play each mission is up to you and that’s what made it so great. I remember spending as much time as I could playing this game and would love to be able to play it again, this time with trophies.

7. The Godfather

This was a day one buy for me when it came out. It offered things that I had never seen in any other video games before and was innovative for its time. I know this also came out on the PS3, but it didn’t have any trophies and a PS4 version would be great. It follows what has to be one of the best movies of all time and also makes the story one that is personal to the character that you create

6. James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing

Not much of a James Bond fan, the movies or the games, there was just something about this game that caught my eye. I don’t know what it was but I picked up this game on a whim and just couldn’t stop playing it. I loved every minute I spent playing it and it would be nice to see this one ported over to the PS4 so that I could have the chance to play it again.

5. Silent Hill

If I’m going to be honest, then I’m going to tell you that this game scared the shit out of me. The first time I entered that school and those little weirdo kids came at me with their knives I screamed, threw my controller on the floor, and ran out of the room. Although I’m not a fan of horror games all that much, can you blame me after this experience, I would still like the chance to be able to conquer my fear and give this game another go.

4. Stuntman

I don’t know why but I gave this game a try and it just stuck with me ever since. It’s one of those games that really isn’t all that interesting by any means, has you repeat levels over and over again until you get things right, and by no means should be all that memorable but it just is for me. It’s memorable enough that it made it into my top 5 and I want to see this game ported to the PS4 if only for the insane trophy list that is going to come with it.

3. The Simpsons: Hit and Run

Who didn’t love this game? It’s The Simpsons meets GTA III. This game is just awesome and not a lot has to be said about it to warrant a port over to the PS4. This needs to happen right now.

2. Max Payne

Although I have Max Payne 3 sitting on my PS3 just waiting to be played, I would give up playing that in order to play the original Max Payne on my PS4. One of the best games in the series, granted I didn’t play 3 but I played 2 and the original was much better, you play as beaten down cop Max Payne who is trying to avenge the death of his family. The story is gripping, has a few surprise twists and has some pretty innovative game play. Why wasn’t this one of the first games ported over to the PS4?

1. Bully

Did you know that this one was going to be my number one game? What’s not to love about this game. I must have played this game from start to finish over 10 times and each time felt like a new experience to me. Who would have known that a game about going to school could actually be fun? Forget GTA III and GTA Vice City, this was Rockstar’s true gem for the PS2 and seriously needs to be brought to the PS4.

There you have it, my top ten list of PS2 games that need to come to the PS4. Agree with me? Disagree with me? Have a list of your own or some games you think should be added to my list? Let me know in the comments section below.


Turning Movies and TV Shows into Games

We’ve already discussed when games get turned into these huge motion pictures along with when they work and when they don’t work, but what about when it’s the other way around. What happens when movies and TV shows get turned into games? Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s bad, really bad.

So when are these types of games actually good? They’re good when they’re cohesive with the movie / show that they’re taking on. They have to have the same qualities that the movie / show has and branch out to let you play in that already created universe. It also helps if you can get the people in the movie / show to actually voice the characters in the game, if not it’s just a waste of time and really takes away from the experience as a whole. These types of games can be considered bad when they’re just a money grab. The people who decided to make this game based off of a movie / show know that people who watch might also be gamers and might also play the game so they release some half-assed excuse for a game that just adds no value to the movie / show the game is based on.

I know I’ve had some squabbles with Telltale’s version of Game of Thrones, but it is seriously one of the best TV to game adaptations available. I’ve complained about the graphics and the playability in various different reviews along with how some of the original show characters aren’t panning out like they should, yes I’m talking about Daenerys, but the one thing that it has is a story that is most of the times cohesive with the show’s events while telling a completely different story within the same setting. Sounds complicated, which is the definition of Game of Thrones, but it’s not and when you compare it to other movies and TV shows that have been turned into games, it really shines.

Telltale’s Game of Thrones isn’t the only game out there based on a movie / show that is actually good. I did find enjoyment from games like Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse and South Park: The Stick of Truth. I’m even eagerly awaiting the new South Park game that was announced this year at E3. Not to mention that I enjoyed The Godfather on the PS2 as well as The Godfather II on the PS3.

Now when it comes to those bad movie / show games, I would have to say the absolute worst one I have ever played, and yes I might lose some gamer respect, is Desperate Housewives: The Game. Not only did it constantly crash making me lose my save more then once, but it was just bad. I seriously have no idea how IGN gave this game an 8.2, but this game was like The Sims gone wrong and it all took place in the Desperate Housewives universe. The shows characters looked just weird in game, the game didn’t in any way enhance the show nor was it cohesive with the show, and let’s not forget all of the product placement advertisements that were littered throughout the game. This game was a very clear and desperate money grab which sadly I got sucked in because of my love for the show and ended up with a game that is now tucked away somewhere in a closet to hide my shame.

So while I’m all for game adaptations of my favorite movie and TV shows, I would like them to actually be good. I want them to have the actual cast from the movie or the show voice the characters in the game and I want a story that is cohesive and is able to enhance my playing and viewing experience. I know, I know! I’m asking for a lot, but what can I say I usually have high expectations and get disappointed quite a bit. If a game based on a movie / show can do this, then I’m a happy gamer.