Bakugan Battle Brawlers
|a game by||Now Production Co.|
|Platforms:||DS, XBox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 2|
|Editor Rating:||7.5/10, based on 4 reviews, 2 reviews are shown|
|User Rating:||7.3/10 - 53 votes|
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|See also:||Anime Games, Action Adventure Games, Action Games, Manga Games, Movie-Based Games, Relaxing Games|
One day cards and balls fell to Earth that came from unknown sources and only some of the earthlings understood how to handle the alien gift, one of them wants to be the main character of the game - Bakugan Battle Brawlers. Play the popular game with space monsters and become a champion among even the best fighters.
New era with a new game
The main character dreams of becoming part of the team of bakugan game creators - Desperate Bakugan Battlewlers. They are not only creators, but also the best fighters with strong companion bakugans. However, companion bakugans are rare and difficult to find. The hero meets Dan, the leader of the Desperate Fighters and demonstrates his skills in the game.
Impressed, Dan lends his companion bakugan Drago for a couple of battles. After a couple of battles, the hero becomes even more inspired and reluctantly gives the bakugan to Dan. He is inspired to give Drago's companion bakugan to Dan. Thus begins his journey in the world of Bakugan.
Famous Bakugans in your pocket
All of the famous desperate fighter bakugans can be obtained after a battle with their masters:
- Dragonoid - elemental fighter, Dan's companion.
- Gorem - Sabterra fighter, Julie's companion.
- Tigrera is a chaos fighter, companion to Runo.
- Hydranoid - elemental darcus fighter, companion to Mask.
- Preyas - aqua fighter, companion of Marucho.
- Skyres is a ventus fighter, Shun's companion.
Like in the anime
The gameplay repeats the rules of the game in the anime. Two gate cards are placed on the field, then both players throw their bacugans onto the gate cards. Combat only begins if both opponents' Bakugans are on the same card. The player has the right to enhance his Bakugan with three enhancement cards. Also affected by the element of Bakugan. For example, Pairus will be the most effective aqua fighter.
Bakugans is a game with alien monsters, not at all childish, but children decided to play it. Fight the best fighters of the different elements and don't forget to develop your own bacugans. Collect and learn ability cards, remember the weaknesses of each type of bakugan and become a Desperate Bakugan Battle Brawler in Bakugan Battle Brawlers.
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Bakugan Battle Brawlers follows the adventures of a player created character as they fight off evil masterminds with the help of their Bakugan called Leonidas. Leonidas shows up out of nowhere one day and the duo have to team up to stop the malicious advances of Marduk and his own recently discovered Bakugan, Vladitor. The plot is overall not very interesting aside from a few moments unfortunately and every character comes off a bit obnoxiously, especially towards the protagonist who is annoying and unrelatable. Most games with player created characters tend to be silent but your character in Bakugan Battle Brawlers has a very defined, clichéd personality that leaves much to be desired.
This game is a faithful and even expanded adaptation of the physical game for consoles and computers. You play the game as you normally would but with greatly expanded stage elements that wouldn’t be possible in real life. This is pretty wonderful to see and might make or break the game for fans of Bakugan who want to see the game come to life before their eyes. This comes in contrast to similar games, like from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise which rarely take advantage of the video game medium and tend to spawn unoriginal, copy pasted games. Bakugan clearly tries to be the best it can be despite its many failings.
The game’s battles are fun but suffer from a few key issues. Mainly they take too long and spam you with too many cutscenes which quickly makes it a chore to skip through them when they’re very clearly unnecessary. Battles between the Bakugan themselves are a mix of strategically planning out your stats beforehand and spamming buttons after. This is jarring as the game lets you ignore poor decisions by just tapping buttons or swinging the Wii remote around for extra power. This would be like tapping the A button during a Pokémon battle to get stronger to the point of being able to take out a gym leader several levels higher than you. It’s adding mechanics where it wasn’t necessary which makes it a bit obtuse. The gameplay outside the battles themselves is pretty terrible as you simple play repetitive tournaments over and over again with almost no variation or meaningful side content. Definitely the game’s weakest aspect by far.
Sound & Ambiance
The music is very good and the voice actors are the same from the show which makes this feel extremely faithful and nostalgic for fans of the cartoon. With the exception of everyone kind of being mean to the player character which is a bit off putting. The graphics themselves are a mixed bag as they replicate the look of the show very well in a 3D space but lack a bit of resolution.
Overall a great experience for fans of the show who want to see their favorite game realized in shiny new ways that will leave you bored and frustrated soon after.
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