Rare gives you a second chance to raise and mate some more of there wierd and lovable pinatas in Viva Pinata 2: Trouble In Paradise. Viva Pinata 2: Trouble In Paradise shows that Rare have stuck to there guns on this one and haven’t taken anything away instead they have just added a whole lot more to make this one twice the ampunt of fun for the younger generation which means if you have kids it will keep the little buggers happy for a good bloody while.
So the plot simply goes that the happy-go island is under attack from Professor Pester and his little helpers who aren’t exactly the brightest of people. Their plot focuses to invade your island and steal data on pinatas, but seeing as they aren’t exactly the brightest of sparks, they end up deleting the data. And now its down to you to rebuild the data base that was lost.
When you get into the main menu there are four game modes that there is to choose from, something we do not want to go into extensively. The main menu is so easy to navigate which is a must for the younger generation. Whichever mode you choose you will have the task of growing various crops and looking after your garden in order to attract various pinatas from all over the different parts of the island once you have planted various type of plant or have various type of land like sand, water, snow etc.
The atention to detail in this game is superb. every little thing has been carefully done which is much more apreciated when you zoom in for a closer look at things. And the reak time lighting effects are something to look at aswell whilst playing the game with its sunsets and hazy glows off the moon. And even weather plays a part of the effects aswell such as rain or sunshine or even snow.
This game does have some awe inspiring beauty about it which is nicely complimented by its vibrant and vivid colours that kids would apreciate. The controls also add to this rather pleasent game play expereince due to them being laid out so simply and realy user freindly, and if you miss wat you have to do then you just look on the on screen display for the buttons that are highlighted by the red and white checkerd circle its realy handy.
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise plays is really smooth and it flows really well, and Rare have done a real good job on this one. This game even though being aimed at the younger audience iis really a game for all ages seeing as its fun and enjoyable and also contains a few mini games aswell which are rather fun.
This game is best played on a Hi-Def TV to get that full awe inspiring experience, but fear not if you dont have a HD TV due to the fact that this game looks amazing on any TV no matter what format you have. The game has some good audio which provides to the enjoyable gameplay and sets off a good mood and atmosphere aswell.
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is a real slice of that fun pie and you could get adicted to it if not carefull no matter what age you are . The first impresion of this game was Tim Burton on LSD, but then after playing for a while it got more intresting and I would recommend this game highly if you want to keep your kids happy for days. If you do not have kids, then you could just buy it for your self or your girlfriend or your boyfriend. Everyone will enjoy this game.