I'm actually glad to be able to write a good review for once because i seem to struggle to find a game that i really enjoy playing and for it to not be riddled with flaws. I like to think the producers have actually put some thought into the games, and they definitely have with Bully. Originally called Canis Canem on the PS2, which i completed, i wanted to play through it again on the 360.
I like the whole idea of the game. its very clever just how many things you can do on it. Maybe the thing i enjoy about it most is its nice and simple, and a smallish map that doesnt take half a day to cross. Its created by Rockstar so the whole ideas surrounding the game are just like GTA, except the kids version. The thing that used to annoy me about GTA were the maps were too big, and i often found myself crashing my car into traffic halfway through a mission. The good thing about bully is you cant drive cars, and there isnt a load of traffic, so riding around on your bike, skateboard, moped or go-kart is hassle free! Something that makes the game just that bit more enjoyable!
The missions are nice and easy. Okay so its a bit cheesy some kid can take on an entire school of people and beat them all up. But its a game, and you dont see it often, so just enjoy it! There aren't any guns or anything like that, so you dont walk around a 15 year old serial killer. But anyway, the missions include you fighting the groups of the school (bullies, jocks, greasers, nerds and preppies) that all take a disliking to you. You have to do missions that in the end, leave you having a 'meeting' with the group 'boss'. the missions in my opinon are fun, and like i said, no need to use cheats or anything like that. The side missions, like the classes can get very difficult (ENGLISH and GEOGRAPHY!) so i used a walkthrough to help me with just some of those.
Enjoy the freedom of being able to do just about everything - pulling fire alarms, picking locks on lockers, doing errands for people, collecting over 200 clothes, going to the fair, doing street races etc etc etc.
A decent game, that unfortunatley i finished, because i loved playing it. Nice easy 1000G that takes time, but not a pain in the backside to get.
Definitely recommend this game to anyone who wants a laugh or a game they can just relax and play.