X360 Tuesday, October 17, 2006 | 5:13 PM

Viva Pinata images

Viva Pinata images

Rare released these 6 new images of Viva Pinata, as colorful and beautiful as ever. Let's just hope the gameplay will be as good as the graphics.


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Commented on 2006-10-17 17:22:48
What is this game about anyway? Like, what are you supposed to do?

Screens look awesome.
Commented on 2006-10-17 17:27:05
I hope they can nail the framerate, because this is beautiful.
Commented on 2006-10-17 17:28:24 In reply to JallaBalla
Posted by JallaBalla
What is this game about anyway? Like, what are you supposed to do?

Screens look awesome.
I would tell you if I knew. I hope they will release a demo soon.
Commented on 2006-10-17 17:34:05 In reply to alimokrane
The game is about the wounderfull world of Pinata's. You must create a world for them to live in. You attract new pinata's you your "garden" by certain things you do and grow. There is a saturday morning cartoon that my kids are already addicted to that if you watch it will give you a general idea about the game along with what you can do to attract certain pinata's to your garden.
Commented on 2006-10-17 17:34:58
as far as i know the game is about breeding and farming pinatas which are the colorful creatures seen in the screenshots. You do that by making a nice world and the creatures will come if you have something that interests them... So, you could say its a advanced form of tamagoshi.

looking great as ever
Commented on 2006-10-17 17:45:14
That is lovely, they've completely polished off all the little rough edges. It's not often you see a game with a completely unique graphical style that doesn't have any glitches or noticeable imperfections.
Commented on 2006-10-17 17:57:09
VIVA PIÑATA GET!

Seriously, this is awesome. One of the best-looking games so far.
Commented on 2006-10-17 18:11:22
looks great, but I think rare should concentrate more on banjo 3
Commented on 2006-10-17 18:18:56 In reply to ApolloCreed
Posted by ApolloCreed
looks great, but I think rare should concentrate more on banjo 3
Why? That game's only be announced... it's still got plenty of time lol. Viva Pinata is likely nearly completed anyway if they've been sticking to their release schedule (by end of year).
Commented on 2006-10-17 18:29:55
The graphics seems really good. I even think that it sometimes looks like a CG movie or something.
Commented on 2006-10-17 18:30:01
Looks amazing !
Commented on 2006-10-17 18:37:56
Wow, just wow... technical and artistic marvel! I would get killed for saying this may be the best looking game yet, so I will only think it and not say it...
Commented on 2006-10-17 18:42:17
my only hope for this game is that the final build runs at more than 5fps :)
Commented on 2006-10-17 18:50:50
Looks different, great graphics, good for kids.

I may play the sequel, Viva Pinatas of Death. More blood and guts.
Commented on 2006-10-17 18:50:58
The game will run fast. It ran slow before it was finished at E3, and since then, framerate issues have been solved. If you want to hate this game, please don't use frame rate as an excuse ;)

These new screenshots look great. I think they show some new pinata too.
Commented on 2006-10-17 19:02:08
this game looks sheerly beautiful.... at x06 this game was running BEAUTIFULLY... i was amazed at how silky smooth it looked but maintained its super sharp look... i loe the graphicla styling

BTW. hint: new pinatas will wander into your lot of land but they are only happy and willing to say once they change to their bright colorful color :)

You know this games gonna be cool.... i mean me and my girlfriend and her sister love Sims but their is no Sims 360 yet... so a game like this i get the feeling will be really good.

Whats funny is i'd agre with most of the people here this game could be one of the best looking gmes, yes its kiddy but the fact is just look at how smooth and crystal clear everything is... its not easy to get a full motion game with that level of smoothness.

Tupacolyte: e3 was dropping inthe 20fps but at TGS and X06 this game was running perfectly we didnt see any slowdowns :)
Commented on 2006-10-17 19:02:46
btw pinata "mating" is funny lol

...

you know what else makes this game better than most others graphically... ITS BRIGHT! Most games use darkness and gloomynes and overcasted lights to hide imperfections but this graphical style allows the game to be very bright and vibrant but still look great.
Commented on 2006-10-17 19:04:31
Sim City with pinatas!

It is a very good looking game, i daubt i'll buy but it does look really nice.
I'll have to see reviews, if they're good, i might get. If they're bad----Later!
Commented on 2006-10-17 19:47:39
I think this game will be neat, but it won't be much of a game if there isn't some sort of antagonist. They don't talk too much about that type of gameplay. Whenever I watch the cartoon (with my son of course), there are some bad guys who try to eat the insides of the pinantas. Since thier insides are candy it doesn't make the game violent in anyway considering that kids beat the hell out of pinantas in the real world.
Commented on 2006-10-17 20:00:47
Been looking forward to this since it was announced, great looking screens. A nice alternative to my usual gaming diet of death and destruction.
Commented on 2006-10-17 20:02:58 In reply to candyman
Posted by candyman
The game will run fast. It ran slow before it was finished at E3, and since then, framerate issues have been solved. If you want to hate this game, please don't use frame rate as an excuse ;)

These new screenshots look great. I think they show some new pinata too.
I saw some vids from X06 and the framerate was atrocious
Commented on 2006-10-17 20:03:28
Looking really good, but fogginess is too close. Assuming that it is not a foggy day.
Commented on 2006-10-17 20:54:45 In reply to cadavra
Posted by cadavra
Looks different, great graphics, good for kids.

I may play the sequel, Viva Pinatas of Death. More blood and guts.
I agree I'm waiting for the sequel. This game does seem very compelling.(sarcasm) Graphics look great. (no sarcasm) Farming Pinata's... uh yeah... ok. I'll stick with COD3, Forza 2, GOW, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance.




I guess its not too crazy when you consider a Italian plumber stomping mushrooms and saving a princess.
Commented on 2006-10-17 21:43:03
Funny how a company who has never let us down EVER gets all these doubters while they praise companies that repeatedly dump out games with abysmal frame rates and who lie through their teeth about fixing it before gold.

An excellent recent example would be The Godfather on 360, runs no more than 15 or 20fps out in the world and looks like utter turd. "Lets give it an 8!!!"

This game is hands down the most graphically advanced title on the 360 and might just hold that honor for many months to come.
Commented on 2006-10-17 22:00:10
Wow, this is one of the best looking games coming out for any system.
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