Excerpt: There is something very infectious about Viva Pinata Party Animals. Fans of the original Xbox 360 Viva Pinata video game should be warned that this game is a party game based on the Viva Pinata characters. It is nice to see Microsoft embracing fun video games for the entire family.
Conclusion: It is worth a rental, but no more then that. Mini-games can only entertain for so long, especially these, and the lack of any kind of story with an overall really easy difficulty to go with this really seals the deal for a short game.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is associated with the children's Viva Piñata TV show. Play is composed of piñata races and short, simple Mini games that are easy to learn and suitable for kids.
Excerpt: chance to attend the Microsoft Holiday Preview event in Vancouver, BC. While there we had an opportunity to try out Viva Piñata: Party Animals for the Xbox 360. We only played the game for about 10-15 minutes and overall the quick races and mini-games seemed alright.
Conclusion: Viva Piñata: Party Animals might not be the game we are wanting from Rare, but it will do for now. Party Animals is mainly meant for children, teenagers and young adults will most likely get sick of the game play here after an hour or so.