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
Conclusion: Bully: Scholarship Edition is shaping up to be a very solid title, both on the Wii and the Xbox 360. With some exciting, innovative gameplay, fun combat, open-ended exploration, and tons of characters, don't miss Scholarship Edition.
Excerpt: Bully: Scholarship Edition is a “GTA” style game from the same makers; Rockstar. Instead of setting the main character as a hardened street criminal, you are a troublesome teen by the name of Jimmy Hopkins, trying to establish yourself at a new school.
Pros: New missions, classes etc, The alternation of attending class and missions, Concept of the game
Cons: Too easy to complete, Not enough variation in missions/quests, Not much replay value after completion