Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a fun little game. Even though Story mode is geared strongly towards fans of the anime and everyone else will have to play a bit of catch-up, the game is highly addicting and it's hard to put down the controller, especially if you're playing with friends. The rules are easy to learn and the gameplay and different modes of play are enough to unite casual and hardcore gamers alike for brief periods of time. The game enlists both the writers and voice actors of the anime, making sure Bakugan fans will be delighted with this game. It's not without its flaws, though, as Story Mode can be painfully easy, especially if you decide to grind to level your team up. Worst of all, there is no online play for the game, and as this is based on a board game that is specifically designed for playing against other people and making new friends, this is almost a slap in the face to the spirit of Bakugan itself. Even with these two big flaws, Bakugan Battle Brawlers is at least worth a rental because it really is fun and besides, you'll be able to feel a little younger understanding and enjoying what kids these days consider the big toy/game.