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Viva Pinata
7.0 out of 10

Viva Pinata

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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 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 8
8.2

Friends Become Shepards With Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

Game Informer
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...
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0

Viva Piñata (X360) - Review

VGChartz
21 July 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Replay value 10
10

Expert Review

Video Game talk
24 October 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.2
Playability 9
9.0

Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise Review

Xbox 360 achievements
2 October 2008
  • 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?
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Overall 9
8.5

Viva Pinata

Just RPG
17 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
8.6
Sound 8
8.3

Viva Pinata Trouble in Paradise

impulsegamer
1 September 2008
  • Excerpt: The original Rare Ltd. team behind “Viva Piñata” has reunited to bring gamers “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise,” the newest piñata adventure that invites gamers to return to magical Piñata Island.
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Overall 8
8.0

Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

D+PAD
9 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Debuting during the same period as Microsoft’s ‘other’ franchise in the latter part of 2006, Viva Piñata was very much an unappreciated and often misunderstood gaming gem. As clued-up gamers dared to purchase the gaudy gardening-sim, cries of “It’s a kids’ game!” and “WTF are you buying that for?
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
8.2
Sound 8
8.3
Multiplayer 2
2.1
Longevity 8
8.0

Viva Pinata

NowGamer
15 January 2008
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