Game Boyz writes: "Last year the Viva Piñata franchise took a bit of a hit. Viva Piñata: Party Animals was released at and many Piñata fans were somewhat disappointed as the creativity and depth of the original game vaporized as Party Animals was targeted for younger social gamers with a quick pick-up and play party game style. It has been two years since the original Viva Piñata game was released and finally a true sequel has arrived. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise picks up where the first one left off making a great game that much better. Gardeners can rejoice as all the core gameplay of the first one returns. Not to mention all your favorite characters too such as Fergy Fudgehog, Paulie Pretztail, Franklin Fizzlybear and Hudson Horstachio. After sitting down with the game I would have to say that there is no question Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is a worthy successor to the original, however does it offer up enough new content to keep hardcore fans satisfied?"