Microsoft sent me a review copy of Viva Pinata yesterday, and as always I started a game so I could train a bit before recording the first 10 minutes. 3 hours of gameplay later, I realize it's already late and I really should start recording the video. So I start it with a new garden on another profile, and once again I get totally hooked, this time for another 2 hours of "just a bit more".
To my surprise, Viva Pinata is a very deep and complete game, totally addictive. Yes it looks cute, but beneath this cuteness there is a very complex gameplay. I still can't believe how good this game is, it has some small flaws I'll detail tomorrow with the second part of the video, but I totally recommend buying it if you are even a tiny bit into micromanagement games. It's that good. Update: The second part of the video is now online.
I have a hard time when a fat bomber rolls around on skated with a parasol cocktail in his hand, whilst doing a pseudo-philosophical monologue about life. It's neither funny or cool, it's just dumb. (4 minutes ago)
@Melmoth: Yeah, but MGS1 has a good balance, 2 and onward doesn't. IMO. (32 minutes ago)
@Megido: that's the beauty of metal gear :). the mix of realism and (wtf) fantasy (1 Hour ago)
@MikeManiac61: He sounds like he's on the toilet with a serious constipation problem :) (3 Hours ago)
Especially on MGS4, he made it sound like he had a clog of saliva in his throat. (4 Hours ago)
@Megido: I think i'm the minority on this, but the VA for Snake (forgot his name) didn't click with me. (4 Hours ago)
I ca suspend my diabelief for walking tanks and cyber ninjas. Bomb planting fatsos with rocket powered rollerblades is a step too far. (6 Hours ago)