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.
like GTA, but with childrenmirta000 | May 21, 2014 | See all mirta000's reviews »
cons a story filled with American school stereotypes. For a person from Europe it's hard to relate graphical quality feels outdated by now pros the class mini games the open world that opens up after a few chapters the slot machines in the festival place.
I found that this is not a game for me. The graphics are slightly outdated, the story (like I already said) is very American audience based and the things that I like are far in between. However it's not a bad game. If you would like to play GTA but with children instead of adults this could be the perfect game for you!
Finally got a ScholarshipHaonofRemlu | May 19, 2014 | See all HaonofRemlu's reviews »
This game is, as most people would guess based off who made it, basically a grand theft auto except you are a kid in this crappy school. You can get in trouble, be a teacher's pet, and best of all fail classes unless you are actually good at the classes that is... Anyway, it is a really good game, and I would recommend this to anyone who likes games like GTA.
Like a kid againiamstillbroke | May 4, 2014 | See all iamstillbroke's reviews »
There's no end to the potential Bully had as a series. If it had only reached the mystical goals Rockstar set for it, a third installment would surely be in the works now. As it is, Bully is a solid adventure game which features the quirky humor of the GTA series, but without its lethality. The lack of lethal options actually makes it more enjoyable, since players are somewhat encouraged to explore the game's many distractions.
Because it's set in a school, it might raise nostalgic feelings for some players, whether their school was as brutal as Bullworth or not. Jimmy Hopkins himself isn't completely relatable, but players may feel empathy for the troubled teen.
The supporting cast itself has as much personality as Jimmy, even if they are put into stereotypical cliques. While it does hinder full character development, the different aspects of each cliques are explore through its students, which is honestly good enough for the game.
Exploring Bullworth itself is fun, and getting the rubber bands and cards lend to the wanderlust vibe it gives off. Classes, while tedious at times, are necessary to play the missions without the hindrance of preps or cops chasing you down- and the perks are not half-bad either.
For anyone thinking to buy the game, do it. The additional classes, missions, and dialogues of the Scholarship Edition just makes the game more re-playable and entertaining.
Where you can freely be a bully and have tons of fun.MafuMafu | May 2, 2014 | See all MafuMafu's reviews »
Have you ever wondered about a more immature GTA? I'm not saying that Bully is immature at all. I'm saying that Jimmy, the protagonist of the game, is just a teenager with a lot of issues, trying to adapt in the strange Bullworth Academy, at the same time as he tries to pass in all his grades. It's a game where you can prove yourself among everyone in the school through mischief and favors for almost everyone. There are all kind of very funny missions and characters to meet, and that's what makes Bully such a great game. Graphically it's not so awesome now. But, it's still very good. If you have the money and don't know which game to play, I suggest you to buy Bully. I guarantee that you're going to enjoy it.
feels like GTA meets an old adventure paltformerdamienjameswebb | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
always thought this was just an over complicated gta clone. it has all the things you would expect from one, but seems to just surpass it enough to make it its own thing. The graphics are nicely updated in this version and the gameplay is always fantastic. the only thing that bothers me sometimes is the camera ( it might just be me but it likes to jump around from time to time).
albeit the graphics are still very out dated, and the voice overs could use some work... still a very enjoyable play through no matter what.