Summary: There are only a few things holding Bakugan back from being a great game, not just for kids, but for anyone with a DS. First, the stylus games make the game far too easy and take any sense of accomplishment or anticipation out of experience. Secondly, Wifi support, even if it was just to trade Bakugan and cards, would have been great. In the end though, this ends up being a pretty safe buy. The post game stuff and the multiplayer should be enough to justify the purchase.
Excerpt: Product Description Product Information Based on the wildly popular card game and television show, Bakugan: Battle Brawlers , is a video game experience requiring skill, strategy and imagination. Featuring a fierce assortment monsters, uncanny powers and amazing environments in an alternate dimension called Vestroia, the game lets you and your own unique Bakugan join forces with Dan and his fellow Brawlers as they battle to save Vestroia and ultimately, Earth from...
Excerpt: There's no denying that a practically unquantifiable number of card/monster battler franchises have surfaced in the wake of the ever-growing Pokémon empire. Bakugan: Battle Brawlers was developed primarily for gamers who will never grow jaded with the concept. That doesn't mean every card/monster battler fan should go out and buy it. It probably doesn't even bear mentioning that the game isn't destined to win over any new fans.
Excerpt: The anime television show Bakugan is relentlessly repetitive, framing long, showy fights with thin plot and cheesy dialogue. So if the goal of the Bakugan: Battle Brawlers videogame was to replicate the show’s formula, they nailed it. Characters in Battle Brawlers use cards that fell from space, and alien monsters that take the form of palm-sized balls, to battle other kids in Bakugan matches and tournaments.