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Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise on DS 360

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Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise is a Strategy game available on the DS 360. It can be played in Turnbased Singleplayer modes.

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise is a Strategy game. Strategy games provide experiences that require quick thinking, and forward planning from the gamer. They combine the unfolding tactics of classic games like chess, with more recent board games such as Risk. Usually focusing on a theatre of war context, players enjoy the tactical overview of the battle these games provide.

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise can be played in a Turnbased mode. Turn Based games are played in turns, so that players can stop and consider their next move. This is common in tactical experience such as strategy or adventure games as this enhances the sense of control and planning the player has. Other genres - such as sporting, fighting and rhythm action games obviously rely on realtime game play.

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.


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Family Gamer review Sun, 17 May 2009

Viva Pinata is the Microsoft brand based around the Spanish Pinata tradition. The games originated on the 360 and as such were unusual in their casual younger gamer appeal. In the absence of their own handheld platform (let's not talk about the Zune), the big M are happy to bring Viva Pinata to Nintendo's DS - bringing their console game experience to the portable gaming market.

Real time strategy games present the player with a resource rich environment and task them with developing encampments and units more effectively than their enemies. Once created, troops can usually be arranged into groups and directed in real time.
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Eclectic Gamer review Mon, 11 May 2009

After Animal Crossing Gamecube there wasn't really anything to fill the game gap for me.

Mario Galaxy Wii was good, but after 75 stars or so it got too hard and I gave up. I played My Sims Wii obsessively for a month or so, then had almost completed it when my game crashed and I couldn't save. I'd got bored by then anyway, it was just too repetitive.
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Teen Gamer review Sat, 09 May 2009

I don't quite understand this game, it has me completely perplexed. It is ridiculous and bizarre, seemingly completely pointless and with nothing to actually drive you to do anything. But somehow it is incredibly charming and I absolutely love it!

This game was actually the first game I ever played on my 360, and it pretty much personified everything the machine stood for, and what marked it out as better than its competitors - fun.
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