"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.
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Certainly one of the best Open-World Sandboxes ever and especially for its time , and Bully created a new chapter in this genre with its intriguing and unorthodox setting , i'd say it is the most underrated Rockstar game and many people actually didnt even play it. I've had some problems crashing but I think its fixed now, i'd love achievements for this game. It would make a lot more people play it. I'm not sure why I love getting achievements but always adds a lot of excitement while playing. Also, waiting for Bully 2 lol.
Bully Scholarship Edition is a very interesting sandbox from Rockstar released in 2006. This time we will not be the criminals who steal cars and kills random people, here we will be a student of the academy who tries to survive in it. So we will go into fights, make jokes, go to class (or run away from them) and also fulfill tasks from other students or teachers. The only downside of this title is how misleading the main concept is because the main character is more of a pushover than a bully but still game is fun and you should give it a go.
Bully is quite the unique game: you play a teen (with some issues) arriving to his new boarding school. The game is a true satire of the school system, painting useless/abusive adults and a social tyranny amongst students (and it may not be too far from the reality). And so you'll have to earn the respect of every "gang" one by one through a large variety of tasks, some of them pretty boring (delivery jobs and so forth) that could have been cut out of the game but some of them are also very imaginative and somehow epic. But overall the main story is very fun, thanks to excellent writing and cinematics providing original and memorable characters. As most of the Rockstar games, Bully is set in an open world, and even if it's quite small compared to their other games it offers quite a lot of side activities (mainly collectibles, but also optional tasks, shops, a funfair, etc.) and of course classes you can attend to and pass if you're successful during the minigames. The game will keep you busy for approximately 30 hours if you want to do everything (15, if you just want to finish the main story) which is very acceptable for this genre without being outstanding. For all its flaws, it is definitely a good game that will provide good entertainment.
Yes, my first few hours with "Bully" has pretty much been what I expected from a Rockstar game. The adolescent comic mischief is more in line with the "Tony Hawk Underground" games than what is seen in the infamous "Grand Theft Auto" titles, but it's all done in typical Rockstar fashion. As of now, I've attended four classes, two I passed, two I failed. I've skipped class, been busted by a prefect, pulled a fire alarm, used the restroom and vandalized the school grounds. Oh, I also collected 7 rubber bands, crushed a gnome and I am armed with a slingshot, fire crackers and some marbles. Has anyone tripped on a banana peel? I did...5 times. I also played an arcade game. Bullworth Academy is a prep school that Jimmy Hopkins (YOU) must attend for an entire year and stand up to all the cliques and silly authority figures. The plot is right out of a high-school comedy, but the open-ended world borrows much from plenty of previous Rockstar games. Like in GTA: San Andreas, you can become social (have girlfriends, interact with people, buy clothes), you can brawl like a Warrior or sneak around school Manhunt-style. The graphics are better than GTA SA, but not as pretty as The Warriors. Also, the framerate isn't exactly silky smooth. But, the sound design is awesome, the best yet from a Rockstar production. The game world is about as big as the one seen in GTA III. I only wish that days were longer (like in GTA) and I feel that there are too many loading screens. Overall, this is a CULT CLASSIC from the guys who brought us the great "Grand Theft Auto" games. It's extremely fun (and funny), but not exactly groundbreaking. If you are like me and did enjoy the PS2 port of "Liberty City Stories" over the summer, than Bullworth should be the next town you conquer!
Okay, it isn't really a bully simulator, well not really. Think Grand Theft Auto mixed with a troubled youth in a boarding school. Unfortunately, you can't do everything that you did in GTA though it comes pretty darn close. It is more light hearted in a more sadistic way. And while the graphics aren't as great as some of the newest games, that is to be expected as this was originally a PS2 game so can't really punish it for that. Highly recommended.
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