Gift Idea: Bakugan - Defenders of the Core
Bakugan: Defenders of the Core for Wii & Nintendo DS
Here is some information about the game that I found on Amazon.com...
For the first time ever, ultimate monsters come to life in all-out brawls. In Bakugan: Defenders of the Core, you'll seize real-time control of towering Bakugan as you unleash their fury in action-packed battles. A thrilling action game that merges fighting and stealth adventure gameplay into one awesome experience, you'll control skyscraper-sized Bakugan in your quest to save the world's cities from the evil Spectra and his Vexos armies. The fate of humankind is in your hands!
Product DescriptionIn Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core, create a new hero and lead your brawlers on an epic adventure to save Earth's cities from Spectra and his Vexos minions. Discover a whole new aspect of Bakugan by taking complete control over your Bakugan creatures as they take on their opponents, transforming from small balls into towering creatures and engaging in fearsome battles. In the midst of these intense battles, bravely explore dangerous and dark areas to stop the evil spirits that are sucking the life force from the world. Unlock all-new levels and characters while unearthing hidden clues and defeating opponents in the quest to save the world from ultimate destruction. Coupled with real-time battle gameplay, this will be the first time players can duke it out with their bakugan in head-to-head duels, free-for-all combat, and strategic destruction battles.
In our family I am, by far, the least qualified to review this game so I had my husband and sons do it for me! Here is what my husband had to say about it:
We had an older Bakugan Wii game, so I was interested in seeing how this compared. The gameplay on the new one is centered more around the combat then the strategy, which is easier for the kids to play and get into. You get to play as a new character that has to battle for all the main character’s in the series as they have lost the ability to battle Bakugan.
The story line is there and is as one might expect, it seems consistent with the television show. That is, don’t look too hard and it will make sense. Perfect. You get to switch between playing the human character running about avoiding being caught by the baddies and playing as the monster size Bakugan battling over city streets and country landscapes. You’re penalized for smashing buildings, but it’s still fun.
It was entertaining and the boys seem to like it. You get to play as many of the main Bakugan characters and are able to choose your upgrades and bonuses. You can customize your human character as well.
If your kids love Bakugan, they will enjoy this game. If you know nothing about the series, you likely will be confused with the story line, but that won’t matter to you playing the game.
Thanks so much to Activision for sending me a review copy of this game.