Summary: Parents need to know that this game is an expansion of the original 2006 Bully game offered on newer platforms, and that it depicts antisocial behavior and violence within a school environment.
Conclusion: It's by no means perfect, as there are certainly some areas in which Scholarship Edition could have been significantly improved, but I personally feel that this version of the game is superior to the version released two years prior.
Excerpt: Thou art hero, Bully says. Enjoy the adoration of scantily clad schoolgirls and the respect of incontinent nerds. Thou art villain, Bully says. Have fun on the riding lawnmower doing penance for your many and varied crimes.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: A lovable game, Bully is now made even better with some thoughtful new additions. For anyone who missed the PS2 version, this scholarly game design is a pretty essential example of how a slightly more light-hearted, story-driven and mission-based adventure should be done.
Summary: Bully: Scholarship Edition tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Eight new missions, four new school classes (biology, music, math and geography), new unlockable items and clothing, new two-player off-line minigames, new...
Excerpt: The big buzz when the game originally came out was about the fact that Jimmy could kiss boys, making the anti-homosexual groups come out and condemn the game, and teachers arguing that this game glorified the bully lifestyle.
Pros: The Wii controls for the most part, especially in Biology and Music class, The story is top notch, If you missed the game originally, you have another chance, The voicework is top notch
Cons: The nunchuck controls not registering consecutively when fighting, Aiming with the slingshot via the remote can be tough, The loading times are still annoying
Summary: Jimmy Hopkins is not your standard video game hero. In Bully: Scholarship Edition, he breaks a drunken schoolteacher out of an asylum, helps the lunch lady drug her date, steals panties from the girls' dorm, and takes pictures of snotty kids sitting on a homeless Santa's lap.
Pros: Matchless, amazingly crafted gameworld, Fantastic, funny dialogue, Great voice acting and overall sound design, Solid extra content
Cons: Some of the motion controls don't work out that well, Inconsistent frame rate and other minor annoyances