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Pro Fun combat system
The combat in the game is actually well fleshed out, allowing the player to string combos when fighting in the game. Often games of this type have simple controls that only do the basics, but Bully actually went a step beyond and created fighting mechanics that are fun and intuitive.
Pro Good mix of missions
The games missions allows for the player to explore the world the game is set in, from the school, to environments that involve characters from the school. It feels like a fleshed out world that has a good mix of missions making for a game that does not ever feel stale.
Con Frequent crashes to desktop
It will consistently crash to desktop (CTD) about every 15-30 minutes. It does not make any difference if you attempt to set compatibility to XP SP3, limit CPU affinity to core 0, or even set "run as admin", either.
Rockstar's apparent solution, other than releasing a v1.3 patch, is for you to limit your entire system's usable RAM to 1GB. Which you obviously can't do on any Windows OS beyond XP without incurring a BSOD loop.
Con Uses stick-based gesture gameplay even when mouse is in use
The game was not updated to show icons for mouse and keyboard controls, leaving the port showing analog stick control tutorials in the game, even if they are not being used at all.
Con Terrible performance years after release
Notable drops in framerate during the Chemistry and Music minigames, on machines well above the recommended hardware many years after release.
Con 30 FPS cap
Bully: SC is limited to running at 30 frames per second.