Bully is a subtle action-adventure open world
video game set in a school environment. The player takes control of
teenage rebel James "Jimmy" Hopkins, who from the opening cutscene is
revealed to be a difficult student with a disruptive background. The
game concerns the events that follow Jimmy being dropped off at
Bullworth Academy, a New England
boarding school. The player is free to explore the school campus in the
beginning and, later on in the game, the town, or to complete the main
missions. The game makes extensive use of minigames. Some are used to
earn money, others to improve Jimmy's abilities or get new items.
School classes themselves are done in the form of minigames, broken
into five levels of increasing difficulty. Each completed class brings a
benefit to gameplay. English,
as an example, is a word scramble minigame, and as Jimmy does well in
this minigame, he learns various language-skills, such as the ability to
apologize to police for small crimes. Chemistry
is a button pushing minigame which rewards Jimmy with the ability to
create firecrackers, stink bombs, and other items at his chemistry set
in his room at the dorm.
Jimmy has a multitude of weapons available, although they tend to run
along the lines of things a school boy might actually attain, such as a
slingshot, bags of marbles, itching powder, fire crackers, stink bombs,
and, later in the game, a bottle rocket launcher and the spud cannon.
He can pick up and use various improvised weapons like bats, sticks, or
flowerpots. The weapon Jimmy uses the most are his fists and feet; as
the game progresses, Jimmy will be able to learn new moves and combos.
Fighting is an integral part of the game; each of the game's five
chapters culminates in a battle against the leader or leaders of a given
clique. Jimmy, however, has a health bar in which if it gets depleted,
he becomes knocked out, causing the mission he is doing to fail and
Jimmy to be sent to the nearest medical center. However, violence
against girls, smaller kids, or adults and authority generally has swift
and severe consequences. Jimmy can get busted by the prefects,
teachers, police and even some townspeople after he commits crimes. If
this happens, the mission he is doing automatically fails, and most of
Jimmy's weapons are confiscated. Depending on where and when Jimmy gets
busted, he gets sent to the headmaster's office (and possibly
detention), his dorm room, the classroom with a class in session, the
Bullworth Academy front gate, or the police station.
Jimmy also has an assortment of vehicles to operate — mainly a skateboard, but also a scooter, a go-kart, a lawn mower (for money, and also to complete a detention and, towards the end of the game, some missions), and various bicycles.
By passing shop classes, Jimmy can build increasingly high-performance
BMX bikes, and use them in either races or a bike park. The player can
alter Jimmy's physical appearance to their liking by purchasing new
clothes, haircuts, masks, or even tattoos.Merita jucat este un joc foarte tare by Rockstar Games. Este de genul GTA numai ca esti copil.