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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
6 October 2011
Conclusion: There are further improvements that could be made with the slightly unresponsive interface, and the balancing of single-player goals is still occasionally arbitrarily slow or speedy – but Trouble in Paradise represents a solid evolution of a series already founded on a uniquely entertaining premise and execution.
Excerpt: I’m almost there. If I can get BigBird to eat one more bluebell seed, he’ll shack up with Flaps and then I’ll have another baby Sparrowmint! If this sentence makes no sense to you, then you probably missed the phenomenon that was Viva Piñata , the Rare game that showed legions of Xbox-ers how cute and cuddly games could hold universal appeal. The best way to discribe Viva Piñata is to say it’s a gardening sim, but with added cutesy paper animals.
Excerpt: Last year the Viva Piñata franchise took a bit of a hit. Viva Piñata: Party Animals was released at and many Piñata fans were somewhat disappointed as the creativity and depth of the original game vaporized as Party Animals was targeted for younger social gamers with a quick pick-up and play party game style. It has been two years since the original Viva Piñata game was released and finally a true sequel has arrived.
Summary: The piñatas are back and they’re just as odd as ever. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is a reworked version of the original game released in 2006, adding new piñatas and items to use in your garden as well as overhauling some aspects of the original game that just weren’t quite right.
Conclusion: A great gardening/breeding game that improves upon the original in many ways, but maybe not enough to justify you paying full price. For the people who have yet to experience the Piñata phenomenon you should pick this up – what’s kept you?
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is an original title; actually it’s as original as it gets really. The first game in the series was released just two years ago for the Xbox 360. Many people counted that one out without even trying it, but then the positive reviews started to flow in and people took note of a promising gardening game.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Sugar and spice and all things nice, that's what Piñata are made of. It may not stray far from its roots, but thanks to a cornucopia of on and offline treats Rare's one-of-a-kind garden sim gets our recommendation once again.
Xbox 360 Review - 'Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise'
3 September 2008
Summary: Gamers are invited to return to magical Piñata Island where unfortunately not all is well. Professor Pester, along with his gang of Ruffians, have wiped out Piñata Central’s computer records, which poses a threat to parties everywhere.