Viva Pinata 2 - Preview Thread

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jonnydynamite

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http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/05/12/viva-pinata-and-scene-it-sequels-are-real/

I loved the first Viva Pinata (despite being in my mid 20's) and I welcome the news of a sequel. From the screenshots it looks like there might be changeable seasons from the view of the snow landscapes. Also rumoured is cooperative play. Hopefully they can pull off the Pixar trick and add enough new things to the gameplay to keep us older folk happy while still managing to keep the kids entertained.
 

Captain Speedy

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Whats said about Scene It? I really wished MS had offered more in the way of downloads for the original as the game was a great laff in a group but after a few go's it got a bit repetitive.
 

Codehead

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VP was a great game doesn't matter how old you are (wrong side of 35 here), it was a shame that Party Animals didn't quite measure up.

Looking forward to the next one. The screenshots seem to show plenty of objects in the levels, my main bugbear with the first game was having to manage the numbers of objects and pinata to stay within the limits.
 

p9ul

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Can't wait for Viva 2 - first game was addictive as hell :thumbsup:

screenshots for that & banjo look brilliant.
 

RandomLee

Distinguished Member
Good news about VP2... my girlfriend loved the 1st one and I found it quite theraputic after a hard night of killing in the likes of GoW.
 

-Jay-

Banned
Microsoft press release:
May 2008

Title: “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise”

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Developer: Rare Ltd.


Availability: September 2008

Product Overview: The original Rare Ltd. team behind “Viva Piñata” has reunited to bring gamers “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise,” the newest piñata adventure that invites gamers to return to magical Piñata Island. Unfortunately, not all is well on the island, as Professor Pester along with his gang of Ruffians have wiped out Piñata Central's computer records, which poses a threat to parties everywhere. To help Piñata Central, players must gradually rebuild the computer database by sending piñatas at full candiosity to parties all around the world. While thwarting Professor Pester's evil plot, players still build and maintain piñata gardens — using their creativity and imagination to attract, trap, protect, train and manage more than 100 different piñata species.

Available exclusively on Xbox 360, “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise” reinvigorates a colorful and engaging gaming experience on the Xbox 360 platform. Now with full cooperative and online gameplay modes, the “Viva Piñata” franchise opens its doors even wider with a new game that provides hours of fun for gamers of all ages, fans of the animated series and animal lovers alike.

Features: Top game features include the following:
• Social. The world of Piñata Island is an inviting and rewarding place to be. Family members and friend now can share in the joy of creating a garden by simply plugging in an extra controller. The second player has access to all tools, actions and activities, but he or she also can collect magic by helping. Player two can spend magic by tinkering items, healing a sick piñata or filling a piñata candiosity meter. It's a new way to play.

• Customizable. “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise” allows players' imaginations to run wild by providing them with expansive freedom and choice.

Your garden. “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise” also offers a vast level of customization within your main garden. Now, along with planting grass, trees and flowers, and digging ponds and lakes, players can place sand and snow in their garden to make exotic species of piñata feel more at home. Players also can choose to enhance their garden with themed object packs — make your garden into a space center, a pirate cove or a haunted graveyard. Buy objects to change the weather, or new toys for your piñata to play with. You have total freedom to create any kind of paradise you want!

Your piñatas. Thirty-two new species of piñata can run, crawl, fly and swim into your garden in “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise.” Large, small, fierce and cute, the new piñatas will join all your favorites for thriving activity throughout your garden. Among these new species are sour piñatas that will infiltrate and wreak havoc in the garden. In “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise,” players can choose to either tame sours, or feed them candy to keep them sweet.

Piñata Vision. A never-before-seen feature called Piñata Vision allows players to plug in an Xbox LIVE Vision camera and interact with the game through the use of printed cards that feature a unique barcode. With Piñata Vision, gamers can simply flash a piñata card up to the Vision camera, and the content will drop directly into the game.*

• Accessible. “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise” reinvigorates the franchise with additional game modes and features that make it even more accessible to players of all ages and skill levels.
o Just for Fun Mode. Designed for beginner players, kids and those just looking to explore Piñata Island, this mode allows players to jump into the garden and interact with the unique piñata world. In this mode the difficulty has been turned down and the fun has been turned up. Sour piñatas stay away, resident piñatas remain healthy, weeds don't plague your garden and you have an infinite chocolate coin bank account, allowing you to turn your garden into a veritable utopia of colorful creatures.

Standard Mode. Presenting a challenge for experienced piñata gardeners and dedicated gamers, the Standard gameplay mode provides a more tricky option, where players must keep a watchful eye on their garden. Sour piñatas, feuding species, weeds, illness and limited money call for you to exercise problem solving and creativity to build and maintain an environment where piñatas can flourish and grow.

Player Guide System. Replacing the traditional tutorial, the optional Player Guide System directs players through a series of loose goals to help them master the fundamental aspects of “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise.”

Show Off. Using the new photo mode in “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise,” you can snap, print and upload pictures of your unique garden or customized piñatas showing them off to your friends. You also can photograph your piñata and turn it into a piñata card, share it with your friends so they scan it and put it into their own garden using the Xbox LIVE Vision camera.

Piñata and character interaction. All your residents are now capable of performing dazzling tricks, which you can teach them using the new trick stick tool. Watch as piñatas play together, perch on each other and interact in new ways to make them more appealing.

• Spontaneous. “Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise” is a constantly changing world where anything can and does happen. Rivalries, injuries, illness and fights — if you turn your back, who knows what your piñatas will do?
o It's happening outside. Pester knows where your garden is, and he's got a few nasty tricks up his sleeve to make piñata life difficult. Foil his plans by sending your piñata around the world to save parties everywhere. Also, you must deal with new, untamed sour piñatas with bad attitudes and more troublesome Ruffians who will try to spoil your creation.
o It's happening inside. Pester will try to block piñatas from ever reaching your garden, but you can break the blockades and teach him who is in charge on Piñata Island. However, don't underestimate Pester — he's likely to make some personal appearances to attempt to put you in your place.

I can't wait for this i loved the first plus this has co-op something i was wanting after the first and snow plus uploading pictures etc going to be class!
 

shagaboopon

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I was sold on VP2 when I read coop, this is great! Also Scene It 2 will be in my stocking for xmas parties.
 

Lezman

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Excellent!

September isn't too long as well:)

My girfriend always looked at me funny when I said 'right I'm to the bedroom to look after my Pinatas'.

And with coop now I can say ''right I'm to the bedroom to look after my Pinatas with a friend''.

Ace.
 

The Fuggler

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Excellent!

September isn't too long as well:)

My girfriend always looked at me funny when I said 'right I'm to the bedroom to look after my Pinatas'.

And with coop now I can say ''right I'm to the bedroom to look after my Pinatas with a friend''.

Ace.
:rotfl:
 

-Jay-

Banned
Excellent!

September isn't too long as well:)

My girfriend always looked at me funny when I said 'right I'm to the bedroom to look after my Pinatas'.

And with coop now I can say ''right I'm to the bedroom to look after my Pinatas with a friend''.

Ace.
Or you could ask her if she'd like to join you in a spot of pinata beating in the bedroom? :devil: ;)
 

RedAl

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Or you could ask her if she'd like to join you in a spot of pinata beating in the bedroom? :devil: ;)
Just be grateful there are no monkeys in this game as telling your girlfriend you`re off to beat the monkey in the bedroom could get some funny looks ;-)
 

kismet110

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.....keep us older folk happy while still managing to keep the kids entertained.
You're in your mid-20's and you class yerself as 'older' folk? You make me sick/feel ancient/decrepit :rolleyes:

I picked up Viva Pinata dirt cheap (no OAP concessions mind, just a 75% off thang) from Wilkinsons couple of weeks back, not even out of the cellophane yet due to GTA IV taking over the console but if a follow-up is only months away better get my bony finger out.

Also had Scene IT! for a while via a free rental, a bit repetitive/annoying but quite enjoayble; surprised we didn't get DLC as that would've kept it fresh?

Right, where's that zimmer frame? Can't see a damned thing without my teeth in ....
 

oliscott

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You're in your mid-20's and you class yerself as 'older' folk? You make me sick/feel ancient/decrepit :rolleyes:

I picked up Viva Pinata dirt cheap (no OAP concessions mind, just a 75% off thang) from Wilkinsons couple of weeks back, not even out of the cellophane yet due to GTA IV taking over the console but if a follow-up is only months away better get my bony finger out.

Also had Scene IT! for a while via a free rental, a bit repetitive/annoying but quite enjoayble; surprised we didn't get DLC as that would've kept it fresh?

Right, where's that zimmer frame? Can't see a damned thing without my teeth in ....
See with your teeth?

Can only imagine what your eyes can do!
 

jonnydynamite

Novice Member
Best trailer ever...FACT! ;)

Anyone seen anything hands on for VP2? I played the first ones loads (one of my few 1000/1000 games) though it began to get quite repetitive towards the end. I'm not convinced they can do enough different to make me want to play it again as just having new pinatas won't encourage me to buy it.

(any mods reading this can feel free to split this thread into 2 now)
 

RidleyDeckard

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I think there something wrong with your You Tube link, as it won't play for me
 

-Jay-

Banned
I think there something wrong with your You Tube link, as it won't play for me
Not sure if he has changed it? but its working for me, Thanks for the video cas398 i'm looking forward to this game. :smashin:
 
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