In Bully, players have the opportunity to enjoy exciting adventures in many different areas and immersive challenges. This game has a design that closely resembles the Grand Theft Auto series with certain limitations. Because it was developed by Rockstar Vancouver and published by Rockstar Games. The game was first available on October 17, 2006, on PlayStation 2. In addition to this platform, it was also released on some other platforms such as the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 (also known as Scholarship Edition) on March 4, 2008. Next, a version for Microsoft Windows was available on October 21, 2008. By 2016, you can also play it on the PlayStation 4 platform only (via PlayStation Network), on mobile devices with iOS and Android operating systems.
The game’s context is in an area, Bullworth. Here, the main character is James “Jimmy” Hopkins, a naughty student seeking to survive the chaotic life in school. Like many other schools, Jimmy’s school also had many gangs. They operated as a gang and had a leader. Each would control a certain area and some students. To survive, Jimmy had to have the gangs’ respect and protect himself from enemies in school.
In Bully, players will control Jimmy in the third perspective and participate in many different combat missions in Bullworth. In addition, Bullworth has five areas, and players have to complete battles with tycoons to enter new areas. They include Blue Skies Industrial Area, Old Bullworth Vale, New Coventry, Bullworth Academy, and Bullworth Town. The game will start with the Bullworth Academy area, and players have to complete many different requirements. In an area, players can freely move and explore the character’s context. Jimmy can walk, run, jump, swim, or use some support facilities to move like Go-kart, Bicycle, Scooter, and Skateboard.
Besides, the player can also use public transportation like the bus. There are many different bus stops in five areas, making it easy for players to travel. With many diverse vehicles, the game also offers many unique weapons to use during combat (Marble and Slingshot, Stinkbomb, Spud gun). Like the GTA series, this game also has a crime level warning system. Instead of being chased by the police, supervisors will search the player. Therefore, the player should try to limit the violations of Bullworth’s rules so that they do not encounter the supervisor.
Due to being developed with the GTA’s manufacturer, this game also gets an excellent graphic quality. The game’s context and the characters are smooth and clear. With the 3D environment, the game helps players get more authentic experiences in battles or when using transport.