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.
Conclusion: If you're lucky, one of your friends on Xbox Live will have the piñata you're looking for, and they'll send it to you in a crate. Interestingly, you can send anything to the people on your friends list (sorry, no shipping stuff off to strangers), including sours, which will actually attack their...
Friends Become Shepards With Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: A sequel that addresses the problems in the first game and adds variety to the mix
Graphics: The graphics are vibrant, the texturing is clean, and the animation is top notch
Sound: You'll likely enjoy the game more with your own soundtrack or no sound whatsoever
Playability: The gameplay is...
Excerpt: You could be forgiven for thinking Viva Piñata was just another attempt to cash in on the lucrative kiddy/casual audience, after all its accompanying television show certainly gives you that impression, but are Rare giving off mixed signals? Yes and no.
Excerpt: With the surprising success that Viva Pinata generated, it was only a matter of time before a sequel was released. Gamers taken in with the addictive game play of the first will feel right at home in Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise.
Excerpt: At first glance, Viva Piñata might seem too silly to be worth your time. However, if you give the game a chance, you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised by the depth of gameplay, the high amounts of strategy, and the quirky humor.