Platform(s): Wii, XBOX360
Genre: 3rd Person, role-playing
My Lord, the boys at Rockstar like a bit of controversy. Let's do the list: GTA3 - nearly gets banned. GTA: SA - first game to get an adult rating in the States. Manhunt - released and then banned. Manhunt 2 - banned. Table-Tennis - well, okay the table tennis game wasn't that risque, but by golly, Bully garnered a fair wad of attention upon its release. Well, now the Wii version has hit the shelves and I imagine we will be hearing about it all over again.
Right off the bat, I will say that this is a game for adults. It may be set in a teenaged environment, but the content is adult. Having said that, I don't know many adults who will enjoy the juvenile nature of the game. I feel sorry for the creators; they must have had an awful time at school, because what they have envisioned here is hell. Sadistic teachers, overgrown bullies, bitchy cliques - no wonder there is so much teen angst.
Grand Theft Auto this ain't, but I was utterly frustrated by this game. If you're caught out of class by teachers or prefects, you are dragged back to class and automatically fail your mission - so you are constantly against the clock .
If you have the patience to relive the worst moment of childhood by all means, go ahead: for me, I would rather play something fun.
Replay Value: 2/5
Overall rating: 2.5/5
Review by Eamonn Cleary