Sunday, December 29, 2013
Bully PC Game Review
Bully is a 3rd person shooter like game similar to GTA, but there is no killing in this game. You can only knock people out and doing that can be difficult based on the different factions you attack. Any teacher, police, administrator or hall monitor can take you down with a single grab with the random chance of allowing you to break out of their grabs by spaming the Y button on a 360 controller. Which you have many different attacks, which you will want to lock on to your enemies to do so. So yes its a lock-on system like game.
In the game you play as a kid named James Hopkins, without containing too many spoilers James's mother and step father drop you off. As you soon find out the school has many different factions Nerds/Geeks, Jocks, Greasers, Preps, and then there is Russles crew which idk what the heck they are suppose to be other than bullies that are not jocks but act like jocks. There is another faction but to explain them would spoil the game. My first thought when I saw this game so many years ago was, "Oh god gta for kids in a school, Rockstar has no idea what they are doing." too bad about a hour in I found sexual refferences left and right, along with that things that would seem to go over a childs thought process. The story I didn't like until half way through, someone put a lot of effort into this game, then the ending came by and it was half ass-ed. Predictable fight that many should have died in, omgwtf explosions that should have killed off one of main characters but didn't, still standing with 3rd degree burns and running. They clearly were avoiding making anyone die in the story.
As for the classes you go to, it is all forced by authority characters, if you are late to class they will hunt you down and drag you to class. Not saying they know where you are. Each class is more or less a set of mini-games, some really bad like the shop class, some are actually educational like biology and geography, and some are broken as hell like english which is just scrabled letters where you have to find as many words as possible with those letters within a limited list plenty of real words it won't register but those are not in the list which you don't know till you find them. This game has something lacking in GTA games that would make them a million times better GOOD AI. The AI can not see through objects, you can sneak around them. Many missions require you to, it felt more like a stealth game at times than a cheap knock off of a GTA game. That is what I like most about this game. As for vehicles you have these options, a skateboard which sits in your inventory for any time use, yes you can jump with it but no tricks, Bike, you can do back-flips and front flips, and at a point a moped.
I found the game to be more fun at times than not fun, granted the class rooms felt like a chore but each time you completed a assignment you would earn something more that would either improve actions or unlock abilities but you only had 2 classes a day and you didn't get to choose. I would rate it 7/10, most of the game is good, just small parts that I think came down to meeting a dead line and the overseers of Rock Star not giving a dam while clearly the project manager did. Took me 41 hours to beat the game but I 89% completed it with collecting most of the items in the game, and most of the classes(took up most of the time with its limit).