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  • Summary: In Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core, players will create a new hero and lead the brawlers on an epic adventure to save Earth's cities from Spectra and his Vexos minions. Players will discover a whole new aspect of Bakugan by being given complete control over their creatures when taking on their opponents as Bakugan transform from small balls into towering creatures. In the midst of intense battles, players will find themselves bravely exploring dangerous and dark areas to stop the evil spirits that are sucking the life force from the world. Players will unlock all-new levels and characters as they unearth hidden clues and defeat opponents in the quest to save the world from ultimate destruction. Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core also features split-screen multiplayer action in three different game modes in the console versions, and linked multiplayer on Nintendo DS and PSP system. Coupled with real-time battle gameplay, this will be the first time that players can duke it out with their Bakugan in head-to-head duels, free for all, and strategic destruction battles. Collapse
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Nov 30, 2010
    70
    Bakugan: Defenders of the Core is a nice videogame for Bakugan fans. For all the others, there're just not enough amazing gameplay elements and variety in the game in order to keep you playing.
  2. Nov 17, 2010
    65
    Disappointing. But, I know a twelve-year-old fan of the series who absolutely loved it - for a couple of hours, at least, until they hit a big difficulty spike and went back to watching Naruto and Deltora Quest on the Cartoon Network. And that's probably how it will end for all of us.
  3. Jan 9, 2011
    60
    The atmosphere of the anime makes up for the basic gameplay and forgettable plot, making this game enjoyable at least by the fans.
  4. Nov 16, 2010
    55
    Overall, there is almost zero fun to be had in Bakugan: Defenders of the Core. The gameplay is fun at times, but as a whole is boring.
  5. Feb 10, 2011
    40
    A clone of a clone of a clone. That's not worth your time.
  6. Nov 29, 2010
    40
    Bakugan: Defenders of the Core features some decent fights but the overall experience makes it a real bore to play. The graphics are plain, the sound isn't properly mixed and the story is being laid out in front of you in a very confusing way. This makes this game a fans/children only. It can still be pretty entertaining to play versus a friend though.
  7. Jan 2, 2011
    30
    Really disappointing that Activision continues to dish out such a shallow and crude game.