Summary: My boy had to have this, it was all the rage at school. He played it for maybe two weeks and hasn't touched it since. Once the general idea of the game is learned it doesn't advance from there, just more points. Save your money.
Summary: I typically am more judicious with 5 star reviews - in this case, the 5 stars comes from my 7rd old. He is an above average reader and his math skills are exceptional. He also is a Bakugan nut. He has collected nearly 200 Bakugan since the craze began and knows the in and outs of the rules. Finally, he is pretty good at video games and has no problem handling some of the more difficult platforming games.
Summary: My kids have been waiting for this game to come out for months. Their verdict: The DS version of the game is leaps better. This one has some explanation once you start but the mechanic for battle--moving the two analog sticks on the PS2 remote-is neither fun nor friendly. The kids both said the DS version is much more friendly as it uses the stylus and the controls are much better.