Did they ever fix Bully (360)?

#1 Posted by HatKing (5567 posts) -

I bought this game a long time ago but for some reason I lost interest in it and moved on to other games before finishing it (or even coming close).  Not long after that I remember hearing that when they attempted to patch up the (very sloppy) port job they actually managed to make it worse. 
 
Now I recently started working at Gamestop and in addition to that I recently received a coupon my email for some odd percentage off any used game.  I was wondering if this game has since been fixed and if it runs pretty well on the 360?  I know I enjoy the game (I did play a few hours of it) so I'm not worried about the quality of the product outside of the technical issues with it. 
 

 In a nutshell:  

How well does Bully run on the 360?

#2 Posted by TooWalrus (12976 posts) -

I played it over a year ago and didn't have a single issue. It's dated, that's for sure. If you've been spoiled by better open-world games lately it's going to seem old, but I didn't experience any technical issues.

#3 Posted by HatKing (5567 posts) -
@TooWalrus: Awesome, thanks.   
Yeah, I'm a little worried about how the game may have aged, but at the same time I remember (what I played) fondly.  Not to mention I'd be getting a fairly good deal on it, if I did hate it (which I doubt) I'd only be out, like, ten bucks.
#4 Posted by ClaritySam (594 posts) -

I just remember the loading times being EPIC.  And frequent. 

#5 Posted by TooWalrus (12976 posts) -

@HatKing said:

@TooWalrus: Awesome, thanks. Yeah, I'm a little worried about how the game may have aged, but at the same time I remember (what I played) fondly. Not to mention I'd be getting a fairly good deal on it, if I did hate it (which I doubt) I'd only be out, like, ten bucks.

I did play Bully all the way through when it first came out on the 360, I fucking love that game- it was only recently when I threw it in (right after Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood) and noticed how old it felt. It's still a quality game though, the music is great, it was probably my favorite game that year.

#6 Posted by Jadeskye (4359 posts) -

I really enjoyed it on 360 when it was released, i don't really remember any issues to speak of.

#7 Posted by HatKing (5567 posts) -
@jadeskye: I can't remember specifics, but I think there were either crashing issues or corrupt gamesave issues.  I just remember having to replay parts and making sure I saved frequently.  Though that might have been corrected in patches, or maybe I was just unlucky.  Regardless, it sounds like most don't remember the issues, which tells me one of two things; either the game's issues were few and far between or the game was so enjoyable that the issues were easy to forgive.  Either way, I'll probably be picking this one up.   
 
Thanks guys. : )
#8 Edited by MrKlorox (11186 posts) -

Yeah Bully on 360 was fine for me as well. I certainly had a lot of problems trying to get it working properly on the PC though. I played it less than a year ago and got all 1000 points for it.
 
Yes the load times are a little long, and sometimes the framerate drops, but it wasn't designed for this generation of hardware. The 360 version is what I would consider a decent port, but not an excellent one.

#9 Posted by Jadeskye (4359 posts) -

@HatKing: I really can't argue with anyone named hatking. I'm not equiped to deal with haberdasher royalty.

#10 Posted by iDarktread (1206 posts) -
@HatKing: I *brag* got every achievement *brag* on the 360 version, and I didn't run into any problems at all.
#11 Posted by Getz (2955 posts) -

I'd say it runs fine; I bought mine on Games on Demand and the load times weren't awful so I'd suggest installing it to your hard drive if you do end up getting it. Also, if you're planning on S-ranking this game then be prepared for some frustration getting all the sidequests finished: they're buggy as hell.

#12 Posted by HatKing (5567 posts) -
@Getz: Thanks for the heads up. : )
#13 Posted by NeutralDensity (47 posts) -
@HatKing: 
 
Played through the whole game.  Near the end, I only had the game freeze once.  I would say save it frequently to avoid the risk of losing progress just in case.  The only notable bug I have seen are some flickering textures.   
 
Overall, the game is a bit easier than I would have liked, but I really liked the charm and atmosphere it had to offer.  I paid slightly less than $20 and I am glad I did.  $10 is a great deal.  Hope you enjoy it. :)


@Getz said:

I'd say it runs fine; I bought mine on Games on Demand and the load times weren't awful so I'd suggest installing it to your hard drive if you do end up getting it. Also, if you're planning on S-ranking this game then be prepared for some frustration getting all the sidequests finished: they're buggy as hell. 


I read about the buggy sidequests, but I did not have that bad of a time getting the s-rank.  It seems they give you a little bit of leeway in getting 100% completion.  Also, I loved how much the geography classes helped in getting all the collectibles. :)  Still, once you get really close to 100%, you might have to start resorting to a FAQ to get the obscure stuff.
 
#14 Posted by MikkaQ (10225 posts) -

I never understood the complaints, I played that game a shitload from launch till GTA IV came out, and I never had any problems, glitches, bugs or snags.

You want a junk port of that game, play the PC version. Yuck.

#15 Posted by mrangryface (771 posts) -

PC versions a bad port? :(

Good thing I dont get around to playing all the games on buy on STEAM.

#16 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I decided to get it on PC since it was very cheap and it is unplayable. It lags like crazy and the audio is ridiculously out of sync.

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