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Bully: Scholarship Edition had quite the topical release last week, after tons of people had issues running the game. A patch for the Xbox 360 version was released yesterday, and what's better than showing how the introduction of the game looks now? Even though there's no official details yet, gamers are reporting that the framerate is a bit better now and the freezing occurs less often. Keep in mind that I edited out some segments, specially the loading times - as those 10 minutes would have been a lot more with them.

Bully was released on Playstation 2 back in 2006, and the game immediately created rage in schools all over the world. After Rockstar's previous games, like Grand Theft Auto, teacher's (and a bunch of lawyers) feared the worst. Bully has little in common with the GTA series though, as there is little blood or guns in the game.

You are a 15 year old student, Jimmy Hopkins, who is left off at the Bullworth Academy by his parents. You choose to be popular or hated, to talk nicely or angry at other students. During days, you have the option to attend classes where you spend time on various mini-games, an option that also is playable in multi-player mode against your friends. Outside class, you help students or teacher with their problems through missions.

The graphics is a mix of great textures and sloppy bushes and environments. The indoor's in the school can look great, while some things, like bushes, can look worse when you walk outside. The framerate can dip below 30 fps at certain points, visible during the intro in the video below, but the patch is supposed to have made some positive adjustments to this.

The fighting engine in Bully is rather simple, but I still enjoyed all the moments where the player got to kick some slug ass. It is mostly hand-to-hand combat we are talking about here, but you can also use objects to take down your enemy.
All in all, Bully is a fun game and definitely worth a try. The graphics and last-generation momentums can turn people away from the game, but if you can co-op with that, Bully is not far from being just as satisfying as GTA is. What is better to cure the Grand Theft Auto 4 lust than playing a game like this?

Kendoguk
Kendoguk
Commented on 2008-03-21 20:04:27
lol i may have to buy this to give me something to do unti GTA4
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wrok
wrok
Commented on 2008-03-21 20:06:34
Looks interesting, will there be more videos?
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phalanges
phalanges
Commented on 2008-03-21 20:21:08
You would think with all the porting going on with games these days, developers would grasp the process better and release a solid (even better) versions.
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DeadSaint
DeadSaint
Commented on 2008-03-21 21:40:51
Its a great game...Not GTA great IMO but still class. Hopefully GTAIV will not suffer the same bugs.

Also would be nice to see a true next gen Bully 2 sometime.
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crookedmind
crookedmind
Commented on 2008-03-21 22:35:48
I hope they really let their host have it, bandwidth on this site is completely horrible.
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Manager - Shemale
Manager
Commented on 2008-03-21 22:40:51 In reply to crookedmind
Posted by crookedmind
I hope they really let their host have it, bandwidth on this site is completely horrible.
Have you tried Server 9? I'm getting 1.5 mb/s.
Posted by wrok
Looks interesting, will there be more videos?
Maybe, I have a couple of more games I need to cover this weekend.
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Baleur
Baleur
Commented on 2008-03-21 23:02:24
LOL first thnig that happened was a group of dudes bullying the bully :D
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Sheps
Sheps
Commented on 2008-03-21 23:06:16
Bit bloody late to release the patch if you ask me, i completed the game over a week ago, having to dash to the nearest save spot in case of a freeze.

What a complete shambles it was as well....
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RainingLight
RainingLight
Commented on 2008-03-22 06:49:27
It's a fun game. You bully others but for a good reason, lol.
I really like it.
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daikide
daikide
Commented on 2008-03-22 18:46:08
looks great!
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Doctor_Hades
Doctor_Hades
Commented on 2008-03-22 20:33:30
The tearing is now fixed in the intro (not that it bothered me before) but I've had a crash and constantly glitching audio since I downloaded the patch earlier on today. Prior to installing it I played it with no crashes and only the odd rare audio glitch so the patch has actually made things worst for me unfortunately.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2008-03-23 03:46:37
from all the negative feedback on the 360 version it seems i would be better off re-playing the ps3 version again instead of even trying this one. achievements are a nice incentive to play on 360, but not when it's broken.
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nokian9612
nokian9612
Commented on 2012-11-03 14:14:17
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