Video game remasters better than the originals

Remasters are a great opportunity to make games more accessible for those who want to play. “Bully: Scholarship Edition” accomplishes this by bringing Rockstar’s original open-world game to platforms that missed it: the Xbox 360, Wii, and PC. Although it has a few bugs, the additional missions and content in “Scholarship Edition” make it a worthy remaster.

“Bully” is about managing your day; whether it’s going to class, skipping school altogether, accepting a part-time job, or completing assignments. It’s a smaller world than many Rockstar games, but there’s still plenty to do. This is especially true with “Scholarship Edition”, which features 4 new classes and 8 new missions.

Criticism has been leveled at the new content, as the new missions are “pretty short” (per IGN). The game looks good, with better graphics than the original, but a sometimes low frame rate can hamper the experience.

“Bully: Scholarship Edition” is a double-edged sword, but the positives ultimately outweigh the negatives, so choosing which version to play can be difficult. If more content and cleaner graphics are most desired, then “Scholarship Edition” is the way to go. In some ways it’s more flawed than its predecessor, but it conquers in other ways.

  • Release date: March 4, 2008
  • Available on: iOS, Wii, Xbox 360, PC
  • Kind: Sandbox, Open world
  • Game Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer
  • Metacritic: 83 (Wii), 80 (Xbox 360), 72 (computer)

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