Excerpt: Bully! That was the original title of Canis Canem Edit, a change which not only showed Rockstar folding for the unnecessary negative PR of a couple of frustrated teachers, but also that they tend to take into account the opinion of the larger audience.
Excerpt: Somewhere hidden amongst the controversy surrounding Rockstar's Bully (officially titled Canis Canem Edit in the UK) is a game. You'd be forgiven for thinking Bully is much more than a game - something much more scandalous - but it's really just another free-roaming action title.
Excerpt: After garnering the attention and hatred of clearly clueless family groups and certain trouble-making, idiotic lawyers, Rockstar’s latest anticipated, uniquely atmospheric title has finally made its way to retail shelves.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Whilst the game doesn't stray very far from the GTA-inspired structure, it is a completely individual experience and is recommended even to those (heathens) that disliked the GTA series.
Conclusion: While the PS2 is showing its age now that the next generation is upon us, it’s still a great looking game with its nice looking environments, detailed and varied characters and the look of the school changes depending on the time of the year.
Excerpt: Stand up to the bullys and try to run the school! Right lets get something out of the way. A lot of press has wasted a lot of time vilifying Bully (I can’t be bothered to call it Canis Canum Edit).
Pros: Great fun, engrossing story line, good characters and well realised environment.
Summary: While not quite up there with GTA size and scale, in many ways this title surpasses Rockstar's other efforts. There's a better story, better combat and much more humour. Canis Canem Edit (aka Bully) is certainly worth adding to your PS2 collection this Christmas.