Canis Canem Edit(Rockstar)
one of the most responsible gaming simulations I've ever played
| 12 Dec 2006
Each one of the classes you can take helps bolster your skills, making your transition through the world simpler. Do well in English and you can talk your way out of more situations; do better in shop, you get better bikes. Despite all the knee jerk reactions to the title and the premise, these two features alone make Bully one of the most responsible gaming simulations I've ever played. Every action has a consequence. Mischeif is tolerated, but serious trouble is punished, and since everyone is so unique, every action you take has some emotional weight behind it. It's not perfect though: despite your actions about the school, your allegiance to the different cliques is dictated largely by the missions as opposed to how you treat them in down time, and even though the option for peace is there, almost every part of the game is solved by fighting.
It's a start though, and for that, the game deserves to played for what it is: a glorious experiment in next generation game play, where everything has a consequence, and the world really, truly feels alive.
Release Date: Out now for PS2.