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Viva Pinata (Xbox 360) - DVD - English

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the story and gameplay are on the whole positive, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the action and AI.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Viva Pinata (Xbox 360) - DVD - English is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Viva Pinata (Xbox 360) - DVD - English

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 25 user reviews of Viva Pinata (Xbox 360) - DVD - English from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Xbox 360 Games on Amazon.co.uk.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Viva Pinata (Xbox 360)

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Viva Piñata

 

Do you know what a Horstacio is? How about a Chewincorn? No? Well you have not played Viva Piñata. Viva Piñata is the latest creation from Rare software, the developers...

Simple & Addictive Gameplay ; Cute & Loveable Characters ; Romance Dancing ; Tons Of Replayability

May Make You Feel Like Less Of A Man If You Cry When Your Pretztail Dies

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Viva Piñata

 

I love playing games but unfortunately my girlfriend isn't quite so keen, so surely there must be some way to grab her acceptance, some game that will draw her into my world. Thankfully I didn't even have to solve the problem myself as Rare and some...

A charming game that is a lot of fun once you get into it, backed up by wonderful visuals and an entertaining score it’s hard to see why this has failed to live up to expectations. It’s not going to be for everyone but with a little time you'll soon...

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Viva Piñata

 

For some reason, as time goes on, fewer and fewer games seem to be able to keep me interested. It could be the "crotchety old man" syndrome. No, I'm not exactly old, but I've been gaming since the mid-80s and finding something new or at least fresh is...

Rare lost an excellent opportunity to regain some credibility to their name. 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...

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Viva Pi?ata

 

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Viva Pi�ata Review

 

Viva Piñata, the newest creation from the creative minds at Rare, is causing quite a spark in the gaming world. When you've got Gears of War and Rainbow Six Vegas releasing all about the same time, and people are still raving about Viva Piñata; you...

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Viva Piñata

 

Wikipedia defines a piñata as a "bright container generally suspended on a rope from a tree branch or ceiling that is filled with candy and toys and is used during celebrations." Growing up in San Antonio I've been around the things forever. We string...

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Viva Pi?ata

 

Ever since Microsoft got a hold of Rare, the developer's list of titles has slipped in quality compared to what the company once was. The innovation and wonder that brought about great games such as Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct, and...

Despite the fact that you basically just grow plants and breed piñatas the game forces you to make moral decisions. Do you kill a certain piñata with a shovel in order to make room for more? Is it ok to feed that mouse to the cat so you can breed it?...

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Viva Pinata Game Review - Xbox 360

 

It is believed that Spanish colonists began the piata tradition in Mexico. At which point the tradition traveled to the Italians. Some believe, however, that it was Marco Polo who introduced the piata to the Italians after discovering it in eastern Asia

You like to take your time with a game, and squeeze out every last drop of playability. Viva Pinata has tons of things to do, see, and unlock. Amazing visual aesthetic. And it's freakin' cute

The kids are coming over, and you need something to keep them busy. The online play is a letdown, and its slow pace may bore guts'n'guns enthusiasts. Rent it to make certain you want to buy it

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Viva Pinata review for the XBOX360

 

Short and sweet.

Fun and easy going; Lush sounds and vivid graphics; Smart, funny dialogue; Beating things with a shovel

Piñata AI; No multiplayer action; Predictably short lived

The stars of Viva Piñata grin and dance as if they're oblivious to their brutal trade, but Microsoft and Rare just want you to adopt and coddle their paper maché creations. Don't be afraid - Viva Piñata is a delightful sim literally bursting with...

gamespy - EDITORS' CHOICE

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Viva Piñata

 

Rare's magical garden may look like a game aimed squarely at children, but don't be fooled. It's one of the most fun games you'll play this year.

Surprisingly deep strategic gameplay; breathtaking graphics that are more vibrantly colorful than anything you've seen before

Some of the decisions you'll need to make may be heartbreaking; Xbox Live support is minimal; controls could have been more refined

Product Specifications

Game

ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)
PEGI Rating:3+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ohne Altersbeschr

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Viva Pinata

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Distribution Media:DVD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - simulation

Software Family

Microsoft Family:Games