Rated 9 out of 10 by Fareit52 An amazing game for all ages (even more for the older audience)
I was a little skeptical of this game at first. I mean when you look at my library of games you can tell this game was not fitting. I was a little worried and not sure if this was truly a kid's game considering I'm 18. Boy was I wrong. This game is truly amazing, the other review basically summed up everything, although I can't express how awesome it is when you and a friend get to maintain a garden together split screen or live. So at first the game was a bit slow but after you learn the controls and the general idea of the game it gets extremely fun, extremely fast. There's so much more to the game than just planting things and getting Pinatas to come to your garden. The game has just so much depth, it's just plain sick. Which is probably why this game is amazing. Tons of reply value here, never the same game twice. Only $**, and is well worth it. One of the most unique and innovative games to hit the market in years, besides the first one which I never played previous.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Crackerbox24 Pretty Good- Better than the first
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is very much like the first game, but it has even more to offer. The gameplay mechanics haven't changed at all and it is very much the same, but there are plenty of new features to mix it up. First of all, there is multiplayer. In multiplayer, everything is the same as the single-player, and yet, it is much faster paced and more fun to do with up to 4 players! Other new features include minigames and new pinatas. Really, if you don't have Xbox LIVE, the first one is the buy for you. This game is just crazy fun and different in the multiplayer mode!Even though it looks like a kid's game, it is way to complicated for a young kid to understand. Viva Pinata: trouble in Paradise is a pretty good game. I'm just glad I only payed $** for it. It wasn't worth the full price tag when it first came out. You will enjoy this if you are just wanting to try something different for a small price.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Landon016 Awesome
I am a hard core gamer, gears 2, halo, BF bad company, and i just have to say, this is a must buy for any hard core gamer that needs a break every once in a while from the blood and gore, shooting, and all of that. This is a very addicting game. Any of the viva pinata games are addicting, i spent a lot of time on the first, and alot on this one. So for anyone who needs a little break from the T and M rated games (even know they do never get old) play this game. It is even kind a relaxing change. P.S. Even know it looks like a kids game, its not, it takes stategy and thinking, so to succeed at this game you have to have an intention spand longer than a little kid, and you have to be a little smarter, no offense. Kids would probably enjoy this, but they might not be as good. This is a game for any age or any type of gamer. And this is my view on this game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Marioboy!!! Great Game with some flaws
This game is a really good game especially because of the low price of edti, this game probably should have been an expanation pack because its pretty much the same as the original with some repairs and some some fair updates. It was a great idea to make the Artic and desert area to introduce some new pinatas. The menu has been changed to make it simpler, which is nice, The 2-4 player co-op is an awesome idea and very fun. You can set restrictions to your garden so your friends can't make any major changes to your garden, unless you want them to have the power to. An also fun addition is the Xbox Live Vison Camera that you can use in this game to scan cards, but thats gonna cost $edit. The game comes with a card that you can scan. Overall this is a great game, I recomend you get this game if your a fan of the series.
Rated 9 out of 10 by RedWings An insane amount of fun!
For those of you who think this game is just for kids, that is not the case! Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is a lot of fun for all ages. It hasn't seen namy changes in gameplay from the original, but it's still worth buying if you played the first game. Some new Pinatas have been added, and the ability to travel to two different areas, where you can trap new Pinatas and take them back to your garden. You can buy supplies to keep your Pinatas happy from the many different merchents in the game. And some of them have different uses, like bieng able to catch Pinatas you've already collected, or tinkering object into somehting new. My only complaint is the game starts really slow. You have to play for a coupe hours or so before the real game kicks off. You can also play online, but I had more fun with the offline experience. It was more rewarding to earn my Pinatas and keep them happy myself. Also there's no reliable way to keep Pinatas that can potentially eat a Pinata you want to keep, unless you earn the trophy for romancing that Pinata seven times, and you have to keep all seven baby Pinatas in your garden, which takes up a lot of time and space. But, you can just do what I did and creat a different garden for romancing. You can even send Pinatas back and forth between gardens. But even with it's minor flaws, this is one of the most entertaining games I've ever played!
Rated 0 out of 10 100hrs of fun.
This game will be addictive. If it's anything like the first one, you better get your sleep in now. I put in over a hundred hours on the first game and still ended up missing one achievement. The first game was basically just for the hardcore crowd. However, I heard in this new one it will be more kid friendly and also family friendly. Because in the first one, if you weren't hardcore, you wouldn't be able to see all of the content the first game had to offer
Rated 9 out of 10 by Jacobee Colorful, magical, and fun
Viva Piñata Trouble in Paradise doesn't do *that* much to improve upon the original Viva Piñata. However, it's hard to say there was much to improve upon in the first place. There are few games whose core mechanics are as addictive, fun, and simple as Viva Piñata's. You make a garden, fill it with plants, animals (or in this case, Piñatas), and structures, and that's that. You attract and unlock more plants, animals, and structures as you go, and your garden becomes more and more diverse and complex. As boring as real-life gardening might seem to some, the Viva Piñata games are, no doubt, very entertaining. I've played this game for many hours, creating the perfect paradise for my piñata pets. The multitude of secrets to uncover and the variety of mechanics to employ in perfecting your garden (including taming, planting, trapping, and breeding) provide for virtually limitless play time, and the option to create multiple gardens allows for the creation of personalized biomes. However, there is one major thing standing in the way of complete satisfaction: a garden limit. Once there are a certain amount of things in your garden, that's it: No more of anything else. This "complexity limit" is a huge bummer for me, as it prevents players from creating a bustling metropolis of piñata homes, or a giant farm, packed to the max with piñatas. The limit somewhat necessitates the usage of multiple gardens, and were it not for its existence, Trouble in Paradise would be virtually perfect. (Well, barring a few annoying creatures called "Sours" and "Ruffians" that live to destroy your garden.) However, I still recommend this game, especially if you need a break from high-action, fast-paced titles, and want calmer, more plan-based gameplay.
Rated 0 out of 10 26 - Married - Loved Viva Pinata
I was looking for a game my wife would get into and since she's not a gamer, I got the original Viva Pinata. The graphics are some of the most rich and vibrant I've ever seen and the gameplay is addictive and fun. To date, it's the only Xbox 360 game I've gone 1000/1000 with. My wife and I were fighting over the controller! I will definitely be picking this one up.
Rated 10 out of 10 by MarleyHead A game that is soothing
This game I love to play over and over again. It has so many "animals" that I forgot how to get each one. I mean I usually play the mode where you have unlimited money and supplies and the creatures are so much easier to get. And this game reminds me of Pokemon where yo go into different regions and each "pokemon" is there only in its terrain which I love.
Rated 1 out of 10 by princess1 Did not work
This was the second time I've ordered a pre-owned game and it would not work. Xbox couldn't read the disk, so I took it to Gamestop and turns out the disk had a burn on it. Also, the case was broken. I do not know if this is a good game or not because I didn't play it. Just got my money back :( Never order pre-owned games!