When you think of Rockstar games, you probably think of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. But back in 2006, the folks that are best known for making games about stealing cars and riding horses released Bully, which took that tried and true formula and applied it to spray painting walls and fighting jocks instead.
And dammit, it was absolutely delightful.
In fact, Bully won our patreon poll last month. And after spending about 25 hours playing through it for the first time, I can absolutely see why. Despite not being the world's biggest GTA fan, I fucking adored my time with Bully. My guest Bradley McCue thinks it's fantastic as well. We had a nice long chat about what we liked and disliked about Jimmy Hopkins' adventures, and that's the focus of the show this week.
And as always, before we go to school, it's the RTG Industries Infamous Intro! I talk about whether or not Xbox needs Joanna Dark, is there any reason whatsoever to pay a scalper for a Series X or PlayStation 5, the games I've been playing lately, and more!
And of course, we play 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This time around, it's the 'Rockstar' Edition, starring State of Emergency, Max Payne, and Bully.
If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:
0:00 - 1:45 Intro
1:45 - 10:15 Initial self-indulgent rambling
10:15 - 16:35 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions, and Letter Time!)
16:35 - 26:35 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.'
26:35 - 28:20 What have I been playing?
28:20 - 29:50 Listener's 'Bully' Memories
30:45 + 'Bully' Talk!
Enjoy the podcast!