Bully - hands-on

Even though Bully doesn't exactly promote violence, it certainly doesn't shy away from putting people in their place. Combat is simple, beginning with nothing more than square-square-square types of attacks, but eventually you can hit circle to "finish" the other guy off with a humiliation move. What kinds of moves might these be? The "stop hitting yourself" face slap and Indian burn should give you a good idea.

The catch to roughing kids up is that teachers and prefects can bust you hard for violence - if you even attempt to pick on a girl or little kid, you're done. Should you fail to escape, you're taken to the principal's office, where a punishment is handed down. And yes, you actually have to fulfill whatever they tag you with, be it mowing grass or shoveling snow. The lesson here is obvious: just like in real school, only pick fights you can blame on someone else.

Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.