''If you've ever read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," you might be familiar with one of the jokes in Douglas Adams' "Life, The Universe, and Everything," which states that the universe has stopped producing actual objects because a wide and infinite universe is capable of producing planets where things such as mattresses or Bic pens live naturally. Viva Piñata assumes something quite similar, but you replace Bic pens with piñatas - animal-shaped party toys filled to the brim with candy treats. In the world of Viva Piñata, piñatas exist naturally and roam freely. They become filled with candy as a natural byproduct of eating their favorite food, and there are even farmers who raise them to sell. Despite that this is, in theory, an utterly horrifying concept, Rare has somehow turned it into a charming and cheerful little franchise where adorable kid-friendly graphics hide the fact that it appeals to gamers of all ages.
In Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, you begin as a piñata farmer. Your garden is a little patch of land granted to you for the sole purpose of raising piñatas. Folks across the land simply love piñatas; they love having all sorts of piñatas filled with candy and treats for their parties, or just to have around the house. People are also rather picky about the kind of piñatas they're getting so it's up to you, as a dedicated piñata farmer, to raise the correct one to satisfy everyone's desires.''