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Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the controls and multi player mode. The design and gameplay also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the story.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (Xbox 360)

 

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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

 

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. If you haven't...

It's hard to improve upon a solid game when making the sequel, but Rare has done that and more with Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. The new elements and gameplay make for a solid release. Even though I had put many hours into the original title, I...

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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

 

It's time to don your favourite pair of shades as the ultra-colourful and vibrant critters that inhabit Piñata Island are back with a vengeance (metaphorically speaking, Viva Piñata 3: The REVENGE will tell that particular story). Once again we're all...

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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Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

 

Viva Piñata by Rare was released in November 2006. Despite lower than expected sales with the general public, it was heralded as a critics' darling. Containing a highly original game mechanic, charming and striking visuals, and a magical whimsical...

If you find that you prefer a certain species, you can try your hand at becoming a master romancer. That is, breeding a Piñata to its maximum capacity via the means of the affectionately (and family friendly) named Romance Dance. Romance dance mazes...

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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

 

When a console has Viva Piata as part of its library, you can't accuse a system of not at leasty trying to provide something unique and diverse. Amidst the drab and "gritty" sho...

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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

 

Pinatas are freaking magical

Many new pinatas to enjoy ; There's a freaking dinosaur pinata ; Playing co-op with a friend

Finicky pinata vision ; Sometimes feels like a repeat ; Trapping pinatas seems mean

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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise Game Review - Xbox 360

 

Trouble's gameplay is based around the events of one Professor Pester. The story never really develops after the original opening cinematic which reveals everything to you, which is a shame considering how solid and well executed it was. In any case,...

Solid, funny, and charming; new changes allow for easier management; co-op and online multiplayer

Doesn't change much from the first game; story never really picks up

The core concept of Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is relatively the same as the original. You have wild piñatas roaming the land and it is your goal to lure them into your garden, keep them alive and healthy, and ultimately breed smaller piñatas for...

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Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

 

The candy-filled creatures are back in a sweet sequel that greatly improves on the original.

New environments and pinatas offer variety; much improved inputs and interfaces; great community features encourage sharing and co-op play

Scanning cards requires patience; you've still got to dig through layers of menus fairly often

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Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise - Review

 

What's new this year with Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, be prepared for “maximum candiosity. Rare is introducing Piñata Vision through the means of the Xbox Live Vision Camera. Players can merely show their Vision Camera a Piñata Vision card and...

As for a wishlist for Viva Pinata 3, I hope Rare continues to introduce charming and clever piñatas with every sequel they release. I have no doubt that fans of the original will find that Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is better than the first and...

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Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise Review (Xbox 360)

 

creators; that pedigree alone soon had me jumping into the piñata party

Some smaller inclusions also ratchet up the green thumb fun. Dozens of new piñatas, from arid and cold climates, will join all your old faves—of course, you first have to travel to their native lands of Dessert Desert and Pinarctic, respectively, and...