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POSTED 13/12/10


BAKUGAN: DEFENDERS OF THE CORE

Activision
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP)

Yeah, like we know anything much about Bakugan. So, we got responsible (for once) and dragged in a 10-year-old boy to help us out with this review. Over to you, Aidan C!

“Cool graphics, awesome customisation, beat ’em up not card game, awesome special moves, good selection of Bakugan, free roam, sucks that you can’t $buy$ Bakugan in the game, much better than the first game.”

There you have it – and we thought we had brevity of reviewing down! Damn, we actually have to pad for a change. Umm...

If you’re into this Bakugan thing, which appears to involve throwing transforming balls around – as distinct from Transformer balls, for if we went the testicular grab on Optimus Prime we reckon we’d be seriously fuc… erm, in bother - in a scale-skewing cross between those aforementioned Transformers, any brawler ever, marbles and Pokémon, then Aidan’s summation should suffice.

You can play story mode, which looks just like the Saturday morning cartoon series this puppy’s based on, although that in turn is based on the toys. Erm, we think. Toys and cartoons are kind of symbiotic nowadays aren’t they? (Because we never had toys based on cartoons when we were kids, oh no...) This involves battling bullies called Vexos who want all the balls for themselves. Alternatively, if you just want to brawl then pick a fighter – including a peculiar one that’s got a frog on its head (the one Goodies fan reading got that) - and get your fight on story-free, calling in collected cards for special moves.

Who are we kidding? We clocked up hours on this thing and in our befuddled state of sensory overload certainly can’t do better than our expert special commentator. Aidan says...

take me back to the start...

 



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