As single player games increase in length, it starts to feel like a restriction when a game is not it allow you to change the appearance of the protagonist.
Of course, art direction is of paramount importance for most story-driven single-player titles, and ensuring that a game’s carefully crafted atmosphere is maintained throughout is key, but giving us the luxury of alternate skins is a great way to make players feel like they’re adding their own flavor to the experience.
Tone is also important, however, and often the appearance of the main character is important in maintaining it.
That’s not to say, however, that it shouldn’t be an option for those of us who are drawn to the idea of change. Choosing to switch to an alternate costume is a familiar way to keep the game fresh while injecting humor or flair into the game’s aesthetic. However, not all costumes are created equal, and there are are many that you will unlock early and never want to change.
Whether it’s because they’re reminiscing about a better time, or because they’re just too humorous to see the point in trying something new.
Although Bully’s legacy was largely overshadowed by the monstrous success of Grand Theft Auto, the schoolyard setting was a brilliant departure from the big-city formula of Rockstar’s most popular project.
Jimmy’s jaunt through Bullworth Academy is littered with obnoxious students, pesky teachers, and rocky alliances, and through the game’s Halloween missions, the dubious alliance with the psychotic Gary takes center stage. scene.
Halloween isn’t complete without a costume try-on of the day, and Bully looks to the ’80s for inspiration for Jimmy’s outfit. Consisting of a skeleton mask and outfit, the costume is a staple of Bully lore, but fans of the beloved Karate Kid movie franchise (or even Cobra Kai in recent years) will recognize the similarities between the choice of Jimmy’s clothes and Johnny Lawrence’s outfit during the Halloween Dance in the very first film in 1984.
While it might seem silly when the in-game Christmas festivities begin, the skeleton outfit is more reminiscent of a high school bully than anything else in Jimmy’s closet. Completing missions, grabbing collectibles, and doing mischief while wearing the costume only serves to enhance the role-playing aspect of Bully, because The Karate Kid made him so popular some 38 years ago.