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Viva Pinata
7.3 out of 10

Viva Pinata

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Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise Review

VideoGamer.com
11 February 2014
  • Excerpt: As much as we were hugely looking forward to Rare's Viva Piñata follow-up, Trouble in Paradise, there was always the feeling that the dev team would struggle to make a true sequel.
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Overall 9
9.4
Gameplay 9
9.2
Graphics 9
9.1
Sound 10
9.5
Replay value 10
9.9

Viva Pinata Trouble in Paradise

Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Rare and Microsoft Game Studios have brought back the Viva Pinata series, and this time the series goes back to its garden creating roots. Which makes us very happy here at Family Friendly Gaming. Over one hundred pinatas are available to the player in various gardens.
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Overall 10
9.5
Gameplay 9
9.1
Graphics 9
9.3
Sound 10
9.7
Replay value 10
10

Viva Pinata

Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Microsoft has really been grooming the Xbox 360 along quite nicely in order to attract families to the console. Family Friendly Gaming has taken notice, and jumped into the pond with coverage.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Game Informer
10 January 2013
  • Summary: Viva Pinata has a great art style and a ton of depth, especially compared to similarly targeted games like Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon. Microsoft added a bunch of new features for this second edition, many of which have a minimal (but positive) impact on the experience.
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Overall 4
4.0

Hydrophobia review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: The absolutely stunning water, Racking up chain-reaction kills, That's really it
  • Cons: The ending: "To be continued", How repetitive everything is, Crappy swimming controls, camera
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Overall 5
4.5

Hydrophobia

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Despite having the potential to plant the gamer into a modern reimagining of The Poseidon Adventure, (but with less tidal waves), Hydrophobia falls short of its promise. It’s a wasted concept and it’s let down by lazy execution.
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Overall 7
7.0

Hydrophobia

ztgd.com
24 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Does it sink or swim? It is hard to believe that it has been almost […]
  • Pros: + Amazing water effects, + Deep back story, + Environmental kills
  • Cons: Combat gets tedious, Controls sometimes floaty, Monotonous game design
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Overall 6
5.8
Looks 5
5.0

Viva Pinata Accessibility Review

ablegamers.com
27 October 2010
  • Excerpt: NOTE: This review is intended for parents of disabled children and specifically focuses on what parents of disabled children need to know about this game both in terms of content and accessibility.
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Overall 6
5.8
Looks 5
5.0

Viva Piñata (XBox)

ablegamers.com
26 October 2010
  • Excerpt: NOTE: This review is intended for parents of disabled children and specifically focuses on what parents of disabled children need to know about this game both in terms of content and accessibility.
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Overall 4
4.0

Hydrophobia

D+PAD
14 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Technically, the HydroEngine may be a step forward for water physics, but everything else has taken numerous steps back in Hydrophobia. At 1200MS points, we weren’t expecting something especially long, but quality should never suffer this much irrespective of price.
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