There are only a few things holding Bakugan back from being a great game, not just for kids, but for anyone with a DS. First, the stylus games make the game far too easy and take any sense of accomplishment or anticipation out of experience. Secondly, Wifi support, even if it was just to trade Bakugan and cards, would have been great. In the end though, this ends up being a pretty safe buy. The post game stuff and the multiplayer should be enough to justify the purchase. Diehard GameFAN wouldn't be against playing another one of these games in the future.