Bully: Scholarship Edition
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"And what's the best way to gain power and prestige at a new school? Pranks and violence, of course!" - ign.com
"Bully is one of the better gameplay experiences in recent years, letting you break a drunken schoolteacher out of an asylum, help the lunch lady drug her date, steal panties from the girls' dorm, and take pictures of snotty kids sitting on the lap of a homeless Santa." - gamespot.com
Bully: Scholarship Edition takes place at the fictional New England boarding school, Bullworth Academy and tells the story of mischievous 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he goes through the hilarity and awkwardness of adolescence. Beat the jocks at dodge ball, play pranks on the preppies, save the nerds, kiss the girl and ultimately navigate the social hierarchy in the worst school around.
Story – Scholarship Edition brings together all of the clichés surrounding school, the cliques, the teachers, the pranks and creates an environment which is hilarious to play and interesting to explore.
Variety – With 82 missions, 45 lessons, loads of mini games and collectibles, Bully provides over 30 hours of entertainment.
Pranks – Spread the mischief. Use your slingshot to annoy the school mascot, give the preppies wedgies, leave a stink bomb in the cheerleader’s locker, trip the prefects on well placed marbles, drop firecrackers in the toilets and own the school.
Characters – Over 100 voiced characters to socially interact with among several social groups; jocks, nerds, preppies, greasers, teachers, townies, carnies and of course girls.
Choice – You’re in charge. Decide whether you have a positive or negative effect when interacting or accepting missions; you can say hello to fellow classmates or deliver mean wedgies. Even decide which girls you want to kiss or what classes to skip.
Music – Original score creates a dynamic atmosphere that compliments the schoolyard experience seamlessly.
GTA: Kids Editionemptyhaven | March 21, 2015 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
This game is the equally as violent, but less gruesome version of another of Rockstar's franchises, GTA. But while the violence seems a bit toned down (Q: how could you ever get away with a kid holding a gun?), the brutality is still strong here (A: make it a BB gun!), with pretty much the same mechanics of beating people up, stealing their stuff, later, rinse, repeat.
The story isn't a slouch either, holding the gameplay together, tighter than a wedgied nerd.
Playing the factions for their alliance is a lot of fun, and sometimes it's interesting watching the dynamics of each clique interact with each other, with or without your influence.
The game itself is a progression of open world mechanics. I like that it was open world, but introduced as a piece meal. We only get parts at a time, but once it's unlocked, it's unlocked for good (unless the plot calls for otherwise).
This is a great game for GTA fans like myself. It has the same feel as GTA, but it's a whole different ride itself.
Worth every penny.JiinCarlo | Jan. 2, 2015 | See all JiinCarlo's reviews »
I bought this game around the time when it first came out on PS2 and as a kid I had no idea what I was getting into. I played the hell out of it for years and then I found out they were making an HD version for the Xbox 360 and I just had to buy it again. The game is really fun, there are so many things to do and so many places to explore, a lot of collectibles, I honestly don't know what to write because the game is just overall good and in my opinion far better than GTA only because there's not much to do in GTA when compared to Bully. If you have the money to spare buy it! If you're looking for a game and not sure what to get then get this without doubt.
Schoolyard Mayhembibboorton | Sept. 9, 2014 | See all bibboorton's reviews »
Bully is an open world sandbox game where you play as Jimmy Hopkins, a 15-year-old troublemaker with a silver heart who has been expelled from multiple schools and is coming from a somewhat broken family. The game begins with Jimmy's mother and her new husband dropping him off at Bullworth Academy, where a struggle for power immediately surfaces. Jimmy would strive to be the king of a peaceful campus with no bullies and every student from multiple factions all getting along in beautiful harmony.
It's your standard open-world game set in a high school setting. Remove the guns and replace it with bottle rockets. Take away the grenades and bring in the itching powder. Get rid of the SWAT team and welcome the prefects. It's a very refreshing take on a very standard formula, and the execution is well-done. You wouldn't expect anything less, though, as the title has been developed by Rockstar Games.
The environment in Bully is well-constructed, and there are quite a few enjoyable distractions and side missions that you can interact with. Being an open-world game, you can of course race using bikes and even a go-kart inside the fairgrounds. You can also ride rides and play carnival games in the circus. Being set in a school, you can also attend classes, which actually tests your knowledge and/or patience in subjects such as English, Biology, Gym and even Shop class.
It's hard to find fault in a game as well-constructed game as this. The only criticism I have is the game's lack of auto-save or even checkpoints. You don't realize how badly those systems are needed in games until they have been blatantly and shamelessly taken away.
GTA in schoolDiesertyp | Aug. 18, 2014 | See all Diesertyp's reviews »
In this game you play the Story of Jimmy Hopkins who's Mother send him to Bullworth Academy, where he has to earn the respect of the other gangs. (kinda like in gta san andreas) Beside the main story there are a lot of side quests to finish and a lot of collectables to collect and plenty of other things you can do. I relay recommend this game!!
GTA: Boarding School Editionvekktorious | July 25, 2014 | See all vekktorious's reviews »
Think about the absurdity that is the GTA series and apply it to a school setting, then make it more PG and you have BULLY. The game is a console port, and Rockstar didn't do the bets job facilitating this port, but it is completely playable, albeit some tricky but adjustable control settings. The graphics are outdated for 2014, but the gameplay is still hilarious. The player assumes the role of Jimmy Hopkins, a monster of a child with few likeable characteristics, and begins an adventure at Bullworth Academy causing havoc everywhere he goes. You also have to go to class and pass your classes in the game, which is an interesting part of the game.Overall, Bully is a good and fairly entertaining buy when on sale.