After the release of Max Payne 3, it is likely that R* will be concentrating on Bully 2 but why should you care and more importantly, why should you pick Bully up on Steam or in the bargain bin if you haven't played it back in 2006 or 2008?
The video game industry lacks variety and ideas. There are settings, themes, stories, character archetypes and gameplay elements so overly used that they become cliché and predictable. There is the FPS silent hero type, the RPG protagonist who embarks on a journey to save the world, the sci-fi and convoluted plot twist and several others that you have surely spotted on your own. At the counter end of the spectrum, though, are unexploited areas that R* and few others dare to explore and Bully is the quintessence of such intrepid enterprises. It's actually hard to pigeonhole Bully if you think about it. It's a sub-genre on its own when ignoring the borrowed gameplay elements from GTA games.
It's a game with high production values
R* has always come up with high-quality games and Bully is no different.
It shows that R* can create a charming game without relying on guns and explosions
R* is often associated with mindless murder and irresponsible driving. Although being very much like GTA games in terms of satire and gameplay, it does not feature gore. It is a game that is centered on children and yet, it is not puerile. It features some form of violence that is not excessive.
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