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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. Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Dec 14, 2010
    80
    The inclusion of stealth gameplay is surprising and welcome, but the fighting is the main event here and works well enough.
  2. Jun 16, 2011
    75
    Bakugan: Defenders of the Core is not only a fantastic piece of fan service but a competent brawler in its own right. Its stunning cel-shaded visuals, beautiful environments and well-rendered characters perfectly capture the essence of their animé-counterparts, and it's safe to say that fans of the franchise will be in seventh heaven. Street Fighter fans need not apply but if you're on the lookout for an upbeat brawler you can't go too wrong with Bakugan: Defenders of the Core.
  3. Nov 22, 2010
    70
    Bakugan Defender of the core is a game for the younger generation. Kids, who also love the famous series, will have a lot of fun with this game.
  4. Jan 25, 2011
    65
    A good fan service title, with several improvements over the previous game in terms of gameplay variety.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Jan 2, 2011
    30
    Really disappointing that Activision continues to dish out such a shallow and crude game.

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