"The open-ended experience is designed for accommodating all styles of play: whether you only want to spend a few minutes pottering about the flower beds or want to commit to a hardcore piñata collecting session. Elements of Pocket Paradise share in the previous successes of Animal Crossing, Pokémon and Harvest Moon and while it lacks the depth and play time of these titles, it makes up for it in originality: creating an endearing game for players looking for a novel way to pass the time.
Younger players can amuse themselves with the placid sandbox mode, with fewer game pressures. Linking with a friend meanwhile allows you to trade piñatas and items at the post office, but a complete lack of online features is a bit of a let-down. Despite this, if you are on the look out for a new sandbox game to wile the hours away, Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise is well worth a look."