History VideoGame / VivaPinata

17th Mar '18 6:43:08 PM ThraggLootrippa
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* AbsenteeActor: Leafos, Miss Petula, Fannie, Arfur, and most of the helpers, save the Sprinkling, are absent in ''Pocket Paradise''. Gretchen Fethem instead sells domestic pinatas and accessories and runs the post office, and Costolot runs the Inn, and the TV show cast does the tutorial, [[CarnivoreConfusion wich is rather odd, considering Pinatas are non-sentient animals in the games]], though, considering [[TheComputerIsALyingBastard Leafos' tendencies]], this actually keeps the game more honest. Averted with Ivor in ''Trouble in Paradise''. Despite not having a store, he still appears in the wishing well, and give you an egg for mythical pinata if you give him enough money.

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* AbsenteeActor: Leafos, Miss Petula, Fannie, Arfur, and most of the helpers, save the Sprinkling, are absent in ''Pocket Paradise''. Gretchen Fethem Fetchem instead sells domestic pinatas and accessories and runs the post office, Post Office, and Costolot runs the Inn, and the TV show cast does the tutorial, [[CarnivoreConfusion wich which is rather odd, considering Pinatas are non-sentient animals in the games]], though, though considering [[TheComputerIsALyingBastard Leafos' tendencies]], this actually keeps the game more honest. Averted with Ivor in ''Trouble in Paradise''. Despite not having a store, he still appears in the wishing well, and give you an egg for mythical pinata if you give him enough money.
2nd Mar '18 4:16:17 PM Tag365
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* PatchworkMap: ''Trouble in Paradise'' has two new terrain options that can be placed wherever the player chooses - tundra and desert.

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* PatchworkMap: ''Trouble in Paradise'' has two new terrain options that can be placed wherever the player chooses - tundra snow and desert.sand.


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* SmellySkunk: A Smelba, a pink skunk piñata, from Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise can be commanded to scare Ruffians away, by breathing a dark green cloud of VisibleOdor. A wild Smelba needs to eat three rotten garlics before becoming a resident of the garden, and a resident Smelba needs to eat two air fresheners and hold a romantic flower before it can romance.
** Also, the journal's description for the Gas Mask accessory mentions that most Piñatas use the Gas Mask when sharing a garden with Smelbas.
11th Jan '18 8:36:37 AM Cryoclaste
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** Or their parents, as shown by the VG Cats comic linked in the article's YMMV tab...

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** Or their parents, as shown by the VG Cats ''VG Cats'' comic linked in the article's YMMV tab...



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Summed up nicely by the VGCats comic linked in the YMMV tab.

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Summed up nicely by the VGCats ''Webcomic/VGCats'' comic linked in the YMMV tab.
28th Dec '17 7:42:15 AM Cryoclaste
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The series was a SleeperHit on the Xbox 360. Microsoft wanted the game to be its answer to ''{{Pokemon}}'', but it didn't work out. Why? Well, the game ''looked'' like a children's game but actually comprised challenging Sim management tasks that kids just couldn't handle. At times, the games dip into NintendoHard or GuideDangIt, with the in-game ExpositionFairy actually ''[[TheComputerIsALyingBastard lying]]'' to the player at points to mislead them. The original game was also launched with [[WesternAnimation/VivaPinata a tie-in animated series]] (featuring TalkingAnimal Piñatas throwing parties) that wasn't even slightly representative of how the games actually play (although occasionally a reference to a game mechanic is made, and is even the main plot point of a few episodes). The game was also much more morbid than it seemed at first appearance, with a food chain of Piñatas killing each other and feasting on their candy innards being required to progress in the game.

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The series was a SleeperHit on the Xbox 360. Microsoft wanted the game to be its answer to ''{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', but it didn't work out. Why? Well, the game ''looked'' like a children's game but actually comprised challenging Sim management tasks that kids just couldn't handle. At times, the games dip into NintendoHard or GuideDangIt, with the in-game ExpositionFairy actually ''[[TheComputerIsALyingBastard lying]]'' to the player at points to mislead them. The original game was also launched with [[WesternAnimation/VivaPinata a tie-in animated series]] (featuring TalkingAnimal Piñatas throwing parties) that wasn't even slightly representative of how the games actually play (although occasionally a reference to a game mechanic is made, and is even the main plot point of a few episodes). The game was also much more morbid than it seemed at first appearance, with a food chain of Piñatas killing each other and feasting on their candy innards being required to progress in the game.
3rd Dec '17 7:28:19 PM datadoggieein
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* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: If you beat up Seedos, he'll spread a bunch of weeds when he comes back.
3rd Dec '17 7:13:10 PM datadoggieein
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* VillainousGlutton: Upon smashing your most valuable piñata, Professor Pester will eat ALL the candy inside.
30th Nov '17 10:40:28 PM datadoggieein
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30th Nov '17 10:40:22 PM datadoggieein
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* AbsenteeActor: Leafos and Miss Petla are absent in ''Pocket Paradise''. Gretchen Fethum instead sells domestic pinatas and accessories and the TV show cast does the tutorial, [[CarnivoreConfusion wich is rather odd, considering Pinatas are non-sentient animals in the games]], though, considering [[TheComputerIsALyingBastard Leafos' tendencies]], this actually keeps the game more honest. Averted with Ivor in ''Trouble in Paradise''. Despite not having a store, he still appears in the wishing well, and give you an egg for mythical pinata if you give him enough money.

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* AbsenteeActor: Leafos and Leafos, Miss Petla Petula, Fannie, Arfur, and most of the helpers, save the Sprinkling, are absent in ''Pocket Paradise''. Gretchen Fethum Fethem instead sells domestic pinatas and accessories and runs the post office, and Costolot runs the Inn, and the TV show cast does the tutorial, [[CarnivoreConfusion wich is rather odd, considering Pinatas are non-sentient animals in the games]], though, considering [[TheComputerIsALyingBastard Leafos' tendencies]], this actually keeps the game more honest. Averted with Ivor in ''Trouble in Paradise''. Despite not having a store, he still appears in the wishing well, and give you an egg for mythical pinata if you give him enough money.
27th Nov '17 2:06:46 PM datadoggieein
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* AbsenteeActor: Leafos and Miss Petla are absent in ''Pocket Paradise''. Gretchen Fethum instead sells domestic pinatas and accessories and the TV show cast does the tutorial, [[CarnivoreConfusion wich is rather odd, considering Pinatas are non-sentient animals in the games]], though, considering [[TheComputerIsLyingBastard Leafos' tendencies]], this actually keeps the game more honest. Averted with Ivor in ''Trouble in Paradise''. Despite not having a store, he still appears in the wishing well, and give you an egg for mythical pinata if you give him enough money.

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* AbsenteeActor: Leafos and Miss Petla are absent in ''Pocket Paradise''. Gretchen Fethum instead sells domestic pinatas and accessories and the TV show cast does the tutorial, [[CarnivoreConfusion wich is rather odd, considering Pinatas are non-sentient animals in the games]], though, considering [[TheComputerIsLyingBastard [[TheComputerIsALyingBastard Leafos' tendencies]], this actually keeps the game more honest. Averted with Ivor in ''Trouble in Paradise''. Despite not having a store, he still appears in the wishing well, and give you an egg for mythical pinata if you give him enough money.
27th Nov '17 2:05:34 PM datadoggieein
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* AbsenteeActor: Leafos and Miss Petla are absent in ''Pocket Paradise''. Gretchen Fethum instead sells domestic pinatas and accessories and the TV show cast does the tutorial, [[CarnivoreConfusion wich is rather odd, considering Pinatas are non-sentient animals in the games]], though, considering [[TheComputerIsLyingBastard Leafos' tendencies]], this actually keeps the game more honest. Averted with Ivor in ''Trouble in Paradise''. Despite not having a store, he still appears in the wishing well, and give you an egg for mythical pinata if you give him enough money.


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* DarkerAndEdgier: Fighting in ''Pocket Paradise.'' In the PC and Console versions, the loser only gets sick. In ''Pocket Paradise'', the winner ''eats the loser,'' regardless of the species of either.
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