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- Teach single or groups of pinatas dazzling tricks using the new 'Trick Stick Tool'.
- Fully customizable gardens and pinatas.
- All new ways to play including the tutorial-based player guide system as well as co-op, standard and 'just for fun' modes.
- Xbox LIVE Vision camera support via the 'Pinata Vision' feature allows players to scan in game content and share it with friends online.
- Game features more than 100 pinata species both tame and wild.
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One of the greatest things about this is how relaxing it can be to tend to your garden and watch the pinatas roam about. While there is a bit of comic violence in the game, it isn't enough to raise eyebrows and is perfectly suitable for most children 8+. Also, the game incorporates 2 player Co-Op so you can play with a friend or with your children. Hopefully this little review helps you get a decent understanding of the game and whether or not you would enjoy it.
f you're my friend or my poor husband, you've heard me running around for months singing the following (to the tune of "La Cucheracha"):
Viva Piñata, Viva Piñata
It is a nice piñata game!
Viva Piñata, Viva Piñata
No two piñatas are the same!
Before this week, though, it was a lie. All of my brightly colored papery pals were the same. Same colors, same Candyosity, same names. Never more.
Viva Piñata:Trouble in Paradise from Rare and Microsoft Game Studios builds on the original Viva Piñata formula of building a garden, attracting and breeding piñatas, and sending them off to children who enjoy their sweet sweet candy. Players who "dug" the original will like this one, because it has everything the first game has and more. New gardeners won't feel left behind: the game has an excellent and reasonably interesting tutorial system that will set you up with gardening basics. Besides, it's not that difficult a game.
That is not to say that VP:TIP is not without depth. As in the original, your job is to build and nurse a budding ecosystem literally from the ground up. Start with clearing enough grass or soil and you'll attract adorable little Whirlms in your garden. They'll soon attract Sparrowmints, who will eat the Whirlms and may themselves be eaten by a Buzzenge as a part of their Romance requirement. It's all a part of the great circle of life. Or something.
VP:TIP improves on the original in several ways. First, it simplifies the menu system, particularly the buying and selling aspects.Read more ›
They even did a great job in having the same piñata from the original game requiring different things to romance or become a resident. So whatever you may remember from the first game for the most part is different now. The romance games are now more challenging as well. The more often you romance the same piñata, the harder the mini-game becomes.
So, if you liked the first game, you should love Trouble in Paradise.
You'll start this game somewhat similar to how the original game started -- in a garden that barely has anything. The difference is that you'll get a random animal, some flowers, and will attract new pinatas fairly quickly. In fact, the first 30-60 minutes is extremely fast-paced. Many of the original pinatas will appear rather early. The fun, though, is in seeing the new pinatas appear -- watching the reveal videos and then working to make them residents. After that, you'll need to romance them (and you'll see another new video for that new species). This adds a somewhat fresh take on the same old gameplay. This is probably where Rare put in the most effort -- and it seems they've fulfilled requests by gamers for pinatas that were missing from the original.
The controls are relatively the same, but Rare has implemented some new twists. You'll now have easy access to your pinatas and all the available seeds with simple bumper-clicks. The camera seems to zoom out more than before, so you'll have a much wider view of what's going on. Cycling through and finding a particular pinata is now extremely easy -- Rare did a great job implementing this feature.
The game incorporates some new challenges. Langston's factory challenges now require that the pinata be at "full candiosity" before you can send them. This will require additional creativity on the part of the player.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This game is absolutely adorable and fun for all ages! My little sister loves it as much as my mom. It's a great expansion for the base game, not only does it add fourteen... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Julia Dwyer
Its a great game to play while relaxing for kids and adults. The older I get (28) the less I want to play competitive online games.Published 9 months ago by Justin
Shipped fast. Great condition. Fun game. Couldn't be happier.Published 10 months ago by Jacob Shaner
Bought this game back in 2008. 7 years later and it still gives me hours of entertainment every time I go back to play it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gold Star For Robot Boy
What can I say...I had heard a lot about this game and thought I would give it a try. I found it boring. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Randy Rowell