X360 Saturday, November 25, 2006 | 5:48 PM

Viva Piñata Q&A

Viva Piñata Q&A

Thanks to the Xbox Community Network, we got another great interview to publish this week. This time it's with Justin Cool, designer at Rare and on Viva Piñata. See inside for some thoughts about the 'kiddie game' term, upcoming DLC and promises about more multiplayer features.

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Commented on 2006-11-25 18:12:19
i bought it and me and my girlfriend love it... only thing i dislike is the shovel doesnt do bigger patting and bigger digging at once or like the ability to drag the shovel instead of patting and then patting again... other than that its really fun so far me and girfriend get a kick out of it... but i wonder what other multiplayer is coming... sending crates is cool... but i want more....

Also romancing minigames get kinda really boring... i mean isnt their a way to have a thirdparty manage the romancing or something??? I mean minigames are cool but i'd rather disable em and work on the large scale stuff instead... does it happen later in the game anyone know?
Commented on 2006-11-25 19:42:33
When the romance minigame comes on kiss your girlfriend that should work :)

That'll make you anticipate every single romance minigame!
Commented on 2006-11-26 05:17:36
I'm loving this game! I was under the impression that it was going to be an easy game, and really kiddie, but it's actually an EXTREMELY addictive game. If you don't have time to play games, definitely don't pick this one up.. There have been many nights where I've said to myself, I'm going to stop right after I harvest these crops.. Only to find myself 2 hours later still wanting to finish a few more things.. The game is entertaining and fun..

The romancing mini game is actually really cool if you think about it. With every "romantic" encounter, there shouldn't be a guarantee of "conception", just like in real life. It seems as though when you have a lot of a particular pinata, you have less chances to make it through the minigame..

The funny thing is that a few of my friends picked up both GOW and Viva Pinata and have ended up playing VP so much more and talking about it like we've got an actual garden.

Great game Rare, you guys really nailed the FUN component of games.. THANKS!!
Commented on 2006-11-26 17:25:52
I'd have to play a demo of this before I think about buying it, I hope there is one
Commented on 2006-11-26 23:20:10
I feel misled that there aren't more multiplayer options out of the box. The back of the box specifically says "online multiplayer 2", and I seem to recall reading that players would get to visit a friend's garden over Live. So why is it that we can only trade items? Does trading items constitute online play? I don't think so.

Commented on 2007-01-01 19:55:49
INDIGO - > They will make the visiting possible when they have more sales of the game.
Commented on 2007-01-13 04:59:13
hey i don't know how to send a crate. I buy the crate and pack it, wright the message, and then i go to send it and the only name on there is my xbox name!? how do i get othere peoples names on there so i can send to them?!

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