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  • Summary: Viva Pinata is a customizable, social and spontaneous game that invites players of all ages and skills to explore an immersive world where they are challenged to create and maintain a living garden ecosystem that grows in real time. Beginning with a few basic tools, players build and takeViva Pinata is a customizable, social and spontaneous game that invites players of all ages and skills to explore an immersive world where they are challenged to create and maintain a living garden ecosystem that grows in real time. Beginning with a few basic tools, players build and take control of their environment to attract and host more than 60 species of wild pinata, utilizing hundreds of customizable elements to create their very own distinctively unique thriving paradise. Viva Pinata gameplay continues to evolve with new content available via the Xbox Live service and the ability to play, trade and interact with more than 2 million gamers via the online service. [Microsoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. The most surprising part about Viva Piñata is that once you've gained higher levels of experience, you keep them. Even if you start a new garden. Which means you carry over all you coins and all the items you've unlocked during the course of your previous gardens, so you don't have to start that all over again. Killer!
  2. At the end of the day, if you’re willing to dismiss Viva Pinata on the basis that it looks a bit kiddy, then you’re kidding yourself out of a fantastic adventure that has already shaken Rare to its roots, thanks to the departure of two of its three founding members after poor sales of this game. Shame on you, shame on you.
  3. 90
    Rare has certainly recaptured its former glory itself here, and in producing one of the most misunderstood games of the year, it has also produced on one of the finest in its history, and certainly one of the most intriguing on 360.
  4. It’s one of the most unique strategy/sim titles to appear on a console in recent memory, and fans of those genres should definitely consider giving it a look, however old they are.
  5. A Mallowolf in Goobaa's clothing; killer fun masquerading as a crappy cartoon tie-in.
  6. Games Master UK
    80
    It's an acquired taste but Rare have created something unique and massively fun. [Christmas 2006, p.82]
  7. netjak
    62
    The premise behind Viva Piñata is solid, but irritating gameplay and sound issues hindered the overall execution. What could have been a true classic ends up being a remarkably average game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 45
  2. Negative: 4 out of 45
  1. TeraldB.
    Dec 12, 2006
    10
    Beautiful and brutal, exhausting and exhilirating. Cute, sweet, sour. The deepest gameplay this side of Oblivion. Perfect.
  2. Oct 18, 2018
    10
    10/5 MAASTAAPECEEEEE denominado con el titulo de IMPARIBLE QUE LES QUEDE CLARO NADA ESTA POR ENCIMA DE VIVA PIÑATA O YO TE MATO BLANQUITO DE10/5 MAASTAAPECEEEEE denominado con el titulo de IMPARIBLE QUE LES QUEDE CLARO NADA ESTA POR ENCIMA DE VIVA PIÑATA O YO TE MATO BLANQUITO DE MIERDA :D Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2012
    10
    Viva Pinata is possibly the best, if not one of the best, life simulation games of all times. Conjuring up cuteness that The Sims could neverViva Pinata is possibly the best, if not one of the best, life simulation games of all times. Conjuring up cuteness that The Sims could never handle, the graphics and animations are fluid and vibrant, and the mating dance is always a spectacle. The controls are simple and easy to use, but hard to master. Combine that with some helpful tips and a range of pinatas to bring into your garden, and you end up with a gem of a video game. If you're sick of all the shooters and hack-n-slash games, and you feel the need for some relaxing, full of depth gameplay, purchase this video game. Expand
  4. Jonathan
    Jan 11, 2007
    9
    I was joking about how dumb this game looked and joked about her getting it, but my sister took it seriously, and I laughed my a** off when I was joking about how dumb this game looked and joked about her getting it, but my sister took it seriously, and I laughed my a** off when she brought it home but when i started playing it, I realized that it wasnt that bad, and it is kinda cute. Anyone who likes animals, stuffed animals, and stuff like "the sims" has to play this game. Expand
  5. Mar 11, 2012
    8
    This an excellent game for both young kids and adults. Fun, colourful and relaxing but with depth and challenge if you want it. Made byThis an excellent game for both young kids and adults. Fun, colourful and relaxing but with depth and challenge if you want it. Made by 'Rare', a British developer with real heritage. They know how to make good games. Expand
  6. SeanD.
    Mar 15, 2007
    8
    Great game. But at times too many things are going on at once. Which some may say is a good thing.
  7. Jan 5, 2012
    0
    Me parece un juego lamentable, basado en dar palazos en la tierra para arreglar un jardin y quitar basura... en dos palabras, muy malo. CreoMe parece un juego lamentable, basado en dar palazos en la tierra para arreglar un jardin y quitar basura... en dos palabras, muy malo. Creo que es un juego para niños o con poco criterio en la vida. Expand

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