Cheer up

While the mere prospect of going back to school is enough to give us nightmares, we could handle one more term if it meant that we got a Bully sequel. Rockstar's scholastic satire may not have been a commercial smash, but it offered a scathing commentary on dorm room life – and if this video by graphic design student Wesley Arthur is anything to go by, it would look outstanding on the PlayStation 4.

Built using Unreal Engine 4, the clip shows off a painstaking recreation of the boys' dormitory from the PlayStation 2 game, complete with flickering lights, ridiculous graffiti, and the grotty kind of living conditions that you'd expect teenage boys to enjoy. "The level closely replicates the original layout in order to maximise its recognisability, but each asset has been carefully redesigned and built from scratch," reads the YouTube description. Top marks to you, Wesley.

Rockstar has hinted in the past that a Bully sequel could happen one day, but it's much more likely to prioritise Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto ahead of another education-inspired romp. Honestly, as much as we love those series, though, we'd rather return to the Bullworth Academy right now. Would you be down for some more high school hijinks? Bunk off in the comments section below.

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