Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia Reviews

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is ranked in the 7th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

For all its shortcomings, I wouldn't mind seeing WayForward get another crack at this series with a more concerted effort to bring in non-fans, with more depth. Bakugan is a world worth exploring. For now, you may want to stick with the physical game.

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70 / 100
Nov 20, 2020

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia it's not the best "Pokémon-type" game. Indeed, it feels a little bit limited, simple and repetitive, with combats that tends to be long than in other games... But its "bite sized" orientation, with gameplay elementes more condensed, make it ideal for the little ones in da house that dream of becoming a trainer.

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7 / 10
Nov 3, 2020

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is certainly the best of the recent Bakugan video game adaptations, though it’s far from a masterpiece. The world is neat, and WayForward does an excellent job with the Bakugan creatures themselves. Battling is solid, as it does a great job at mixing real-time and turn-based elements. It could have greatly benefited from some new Bakugan types for diversity’s sake, or a more unique story. Regardless, Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia will surely satisfy most fans of the franchise.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

Similar in terms of structure to your typical Pokémon game, yet with less-than-interesting plot and a not very clever combat system.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2020

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia features lots of awesome monsters to collect, but the combat is just too slow paced to recommend to anyone but Bakugan mega fans.

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Disliked
Nov 3, 2020
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3 / 10
Nov 3, 2020

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia attempts to shoehorn the long-running franchise into a Pokémon Let's Go-style affair aimed at younger players but does so with absolutely zero care or charm. This is a lazy, repetitive, basic game that slowly erodes your patience and goodwill with sloppy mechanics, a tiny roster of samey monsters and a world that reveals itself to be entirely devoid of character or life. Avoid.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

Despite being largely well-made, Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia gets stale and repetitive after the first few hours. Everything outside of the main story is incredibly tedious and feels like it was added solely to pad the game's length. Younger Bakugan fans will likely enjoy the game, but for older fans or those not already interested in Bakugan, it's a much tougher sell.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2017

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is well put together and does what it sets out to do which is provide low-stress, family-friendly entertainment for as long as you want it to. The added depth in the world and its characters as well as the thoroughness of the brawling system and the checks and balances between abilities and Bakugan allow players to dive in and optimize their team and curb their competitive appetite. As long as you look at it for what it is, Champions of Vestroia is worth the look for anyone that's a fan of the game, the toys, or is looking for a game to enjoy while killing time.

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4.7 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2020

Champions of Vestroia is a dull and uninspired title that doesn't make justice to neither the talent of Wayforward nor the original franchise. It's best to avoid it, for now at least.

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GameSpew
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5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

If you’re a fan of Bakugan, there’s no doubt you’ll get a kick out of Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. It’s a great-looking game, and seeing those huge beasties in battle for the first time is quite a thrill. But the game’s dull and repetitive combat quickly loses its excitement, and the fact you’ll be looking forward to completing a mindless side quest simply to get a reprieve surely tells you all you need to know.

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1 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

Champions of Vestroia is a total failure. If you're not already a Bakugan fan, there is absolutely nothing for you here. If you are a Bakugan fan, then you deserve a game that respects your time and passion more than this.

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XGN.nl
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8 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

Bakugan: Champions of Vestoria is a more than decent brawler that brings some interesting new ideas and mechanics to the brawls. Having your Brawler run around the battlefield chasing energy pads is a clever way to activate the player during battles. While the Story Mode tells a decent story, it isn't challenging enough to force you to use every possibility and variation available.

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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2020

Surely fans of animation will have some appreciation for Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. The game is beautiful, has very vivid scenarios and portrait the monsters in epic proportions. However, the dull combat and repetitive structure can make all your excitement turn to regret for having started this adventure.

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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2020

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is a pretty enjoyable few hours and certainly fun with friends. Just make sure they’re around the same area as you since you use your single player team to fight them. It’s not a massively long game if you just aim to play the main missions, but if you’re in it to tackle everything, you’ll add a fair bit of playtime.

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Unscored
Nov 10, 2020

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is a game for all audiences that seeks to meet fans and leaves the door wide open for new fans and fans of the franchise. Its gameplay is simple and offers an explorable part and secondary missions as an addition. Recommended for childs and fans, not recommended for those who are looking for more complexity in adventure RPG video games.

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Nov 9, 2020

Bakugan: CoV is a step down for the series.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

After spending time with Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia, I can see where WayForward tried. It attempted to create a world for players to inhabit, one alive with both Bakugan brawls and more common activities. It tries to offer customization options, both for our avatar and the characters in the party. It even attempts a competitive scene with online matches. I’d imagine fans of the anime adaptation or toys in general might be really pleased with this direction, especially if they’re on the younger side.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is a tedious and almost mindless adventure that will leave you staring at the screen, wondering if it will ever get better. Sadly, it doesn’t. However, its systems are easy enough for a younger fan of the series to enjoy and receive a starter course in RPG systems. The biggest compliment I can give the game is that it works, but other than that, this Bakugan Brawl isn’t as epic as it could have been.

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Liked
Nov 2, 2020

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is a game that I enjoyed a good bit. There are definitely some things that can be improved like the sidequests that involve item collecting, getting a counter or a way to track how many you need to get and that some of the side quests feel repetitive. But on the other hand, I do enjoy the Old School RPG exploration. The Battle system is fun to play around with and I also appreciate the fanservice on display, especially for someone like me who enjoyed the original series of Bakugan a lot by bringing back Leonidas.

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