Whether you decide to batter jocks, hurl firecrackers at nerds, taunt truant hunting prefects or increase your potential for mischief attending class, Bully: Scholarship Edition provides numerous paths as you struggle to survive public school. But while the game is bursting with quirky characters, hilarious lines, great missions and excellent voice acting, the PC port is shamefully poor. An array of bugs and glitches undermine what is arguably one of the most endearing Rockstar creations since GTA, and causes Bully to descend from an absolute joy into (what is from a technical point of view) an absolute joke.
However, as long as you can grit your teeth and bear outdoor visuals which look more washed-out than Gordon Brown, stubbornly unresponsive event triggers, and a ludicrous keyboard control set up, there’s just enough Bully charm left over to make this a worthwhile purchase for £3.85. The next best price comes in at £6.49 which gives you the chance to make a nice saving (but just make sure you’re able to hook up an Xbox 360 controller).
Those who’ve skateboarded, punched and egged their way through Bully on any of the consoles will be shocked by the PC adaptation. Indeed, such a lackluster effort on the part of developers seems only to confirm their desire to cash-in on a well established brand. However the fact that the game still manages to retain some of its former greatness (despite such a rushed job) is a testament to Bully's overall quality – particularly with regard to the dialogue, voice acting and the depth and personality which Rockstar have instilled into the open-world. The PC port might not do Bully justice, but it still inherits just enough to make this a worthwhile buy at £3.85 (although, of you can, go for a console version and get the proper experience).
Thanks to dpfletch from Hotukdeals.