GH Review: Viva Piñata (X360)

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    At a first glance it’s hard not to be skeptical when you’re faced with a vibrant game about piñatas that’s based on a show airing on 4Kids TV. While the flashy colors and an overall appearance geared towards the younger demographic may seem queer at first, Viva Piñata offers a surprisingly deep garden simulation experience that can be extremely rewarding in the long run. Starting off with a meager plot of barren land, the undeniable charm in this game can grasp you from the start and never let go.
     
  2. craig5320

    craig5320 Well-Known Member

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    This is an awesome game, and whatever you may be told, only real men can play it and be successful with their garden!
     
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    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    The game looks like a lot of fun. i love the visual style, it is very unique. Nice review,
     
  4. Tinkerhell

    Tinkerhell Not all fairies are nice.

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    Reminds me of Cubivor. That was a very odd but enjoyable game also.
     
  5. bananaman

    bananaman banana muncher

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    I am tempted to pick this game up, but I have a short attention span for games like these :/

    love the look of the game, such a distinctive style
     
  6. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    with a name like that i was thinking of a pinata sim, using the Wii's remote/nunchuck…
     
  7. Lelisevis

    Lelisevis Howlin at the moon

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    I very nearly picked this up today, it can be found in some uk stores for £33. My biggest worry is that a lot of reviews have said the garden itself is to restrictive size wise. Any comments?
     
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    Vesper Ex-Review Monkey

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    I never really found the garden size to be restrictive. You start off with a limited plot and it keeps on expanding as you level up (you level up by attracting more pinatas, having them mate, etc..). It's not an incredibly large garden as some of the trailers led me to believe, but as the game progresses you'll find that there is a nice balance between the amount of goods available and the amount of space you have to work with.
     
  9. niceguyrichy

    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    excellent review (so good I felt compelled to email it to my entire contact list :) )

    doesn't sound like my kinda thing to be honest, like banana I have a v short attention span, but I really love the concept and ingenuity behind. :)
    If I had a 360 I'd be picking this up for my daughter (and fiancee proably :lol: ) for sure :)
     
  10. Markius

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    This is one of the best games ive ever played, and up there for game of 06 (for me anyway!)

    the review pretty much hits the nail on the head, nice work :cool:

    ..i cant remember the last game that kept me up til 3am......3 nights in a row....and counting! :duh:
     

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