Videogamer: Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise Review

Videogamer writes: "Ever since we first played Viva Piñata we couldn't shake the feeling that its true home isn't on the Xbox 360. The Nintendo DS, a handheld played by people of all ages and skill sets, home to plenty of family friendly titles, seemed like a better fit. With Microsoft owning Rare this looked unlikely to happen, but it has. Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise is Rare and THQ's even more family friendly version of Viva Piñata.

For those not in the know, Viva Piñata is essentially an ecosystem sim mixed with some farming. Your goal is to grow and build a garden that entices new breeds of piñata animals. You start off with the lowly whirlm (a worm piñata if you haven't guessed), but soon enough you're trying to bring in bigger and more exciting piñatas and fending off nasty red ruffians and sours. The farming aspect comes from the produce you grow in your garden and how you can breed piñata to sell."

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PS360WII3786d ago

Hmm well the DS is getting a nice reception just like the 360 version. I don't see the interest but it still must be a pretty good game.

AAACE53785d ago (Edited 3785d ago )

(@Ps360wii... This game is targeted at girls and young kids mainly. My wife likes the 360 version. It's kind of like the Sims.)

People hate when I say this, but... I hope MS and Nintendo merge!

You could have a powerful console with xbox live(or whatever they'd call it), with Nintendos unique games and innovation and not to mention reliable hardware (shot at fanboys)!

That way MS could focus on the console world with nintendo's direct input, and nintendo could focus on the handheld market.

That would effectively remove one competitor from the console war thus putting Sony in the position of facing one opponent and not two. Effectively balancing out the console war!

Close_Second3785d ago

...I think it looks fantastic. Again, a game that exploits the platform its running on and does not try to be something more than it is. Sony could learn from this when developing games for the PSP...maybe that would put an end to people moaning about it only having one analog stick.