Since I’ve done so much blogging about Bully, I probably don’t even need this weekly blog! I really only played five games, Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 & 2, Bully: Scholarship Edition,Team Fortress 2 and finally Spoiler Alert.
With all of my Bully playing, I had to do a quick game to get a review up. Not that I have a deadline or anything, but when I’m stuck in a long open world game, I was craving something to blow through. So it was Spoiler Alert. Wow this was a dull game, only half an hour. Then I messed around with the editor and it just felt hollow and shallow compared to Super Mario Bros X. Not just that, but the whole game is pretty hollow. You only have control over a jump button. No movement control or anything. After messing around with the editor, I forced myself to get all 10 achievements. All within 90 minutes. Somehow this is a $7 game. Well there are better $7 games.
TEAM FORTRESS 2
I didn’t get to play much, but when I played, I needed it badly. Due to personal tragedy, I hadn’t played games in a while. I didn’t want to. Well an invite into expert let me play a quick game and get back into the groove for better or worse. We blew through Decoy expert. Fun was had as always. Only cost me $1. Then I was invited by my friend’s pro team for Mannworks and in a game with 250 tour partners, it was shooting fish in a barrel. We setup in the front and insta killed everything. I’ve never seen that on Mannworks. 3 heavies, an engi, demo and scout out in the open, no cover. I’ve seen it on advanced plenty of times.
BULLY: SCHOLARSHIP EDITION
I saved this for last since there are several other blogs about it. I’ve plowed through three chapters this week. Instead of complaining what a slog its gotten, I’ll talk about the women of Bully. Chapter three had a lovely greaser named Lola that cheats on her boyfriend Johnny Vincent. I think she only cheats to use men, to better herself. That’s not me hating women, that’s her character. In fact I’ll spin this a different way. All of these love interest of Jimmy Hopkins will now be men. So let’s call her Liam. Well Liam uses people. Four of them in fact to do her bidding. The fourth chapter has the head cheerleader Mike. “Mike” is the only love interest that was around since the first chapter. Mike picked on some of the nerds and stole a diary or something like that. Well you end up taking photos of Mike in the shower and one of the nerds posts them around. Mike gets sad, the protagonist gets sad so then you spray paint over the poster sized photos to cover them. Then in the fifth chapter is Rebel. I can’t remember the name, so I’m just calling “him” Rebel. You meet him outside the pedophile pervert teacher’s house that he’s throwing rocks in. Then you go bust up the industrial part of town together. Romance.
ROLLER COASTER TYCOON: DELUXE
Yeah I played a few scenarios this week. Fun was had. Its about the fifth time I’ve played through these scenarios so I don’t have much to say. I really love the game, but after fifteen years of playing it on and off, I don’t have that much to say about it. Nothing was different or interesting about it than the last time I played it years ago.
ROLLER COASTER TYCOON 2
I played this too, but I find there’s not as many scenarios at a glance compared to Roller Coaster Tycoon. The scenarios are much longer and larger. It truly feels like a sequil for people that had accomplished everything in the first game. That’s not to say that new players can’t come in and pick it up, but its like an hour long scenario to start you in the first game turns into scenarios that start at four hours long.
4 thoughts on “My Week in Games [1/2/2015 – 1/8/2014] [Poll] Bully, Team Fortress 2, Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 & 2, Spoiler Alert”
I’ll have to head back and see some more of your thoughts on Bully. That was a pretty fun open-world title I thought. It felt like a Rockstar game, but the setting really gave it a unique feel.
Oh absolutely. I like the fact that Rockstar managed to pull off a PG-13 rated game. I’ve got maybe 4 blogs and a review about it somewhere here on wordpress. It kinda seemed like overkill to have so many blogs about it, but the fact that you *might* be interested makes it all worth while. Thanks for the comment 🙂
I had a great time with Bully back when it first appeared on the PS2. I’d love to revisit it. Not sure if the UK PSN store has it or not.
It should. I could be wrong, but I think it was originally intended for countries like UK and Australia that don’t allow certain mature games. While I’d rather be playing a GTA from the PS2, Bully is still a quality game that stands above most.