Bakugan: Battle Brawlers matches the look of the television series quite nicely, though most of it is a jagged mess. The excessively intimate camera is undoubtedly to blame. If it just backed up for a minute or so, it wouldn't be so harsh on the eyes. Still, for what it's worth, Bakugan won't give you a stye; the visuals are colorful and sometimes even easy to look at. You'll get tired of the environments and repetitive animations, but hear you me, there are worse-looking games than this.
Pokémon's sound design is incredibly memorable, from the absurdly simple electronic "voices" to the soundtrack itself. Bakugan: Battle Brawlers could not be more different from Pokémon in this regard. I'm not saying the sound is bad -- I'm just saying it's uninspired and completely forgettable. The music is high-energy kiddie rock through and through, and the snippets of voicework are laced with that oh-so-nauseating brand of mindless fist-pumping enthusiasm. In other words, Bakugan sounds like your average card/monster battler.