How is Viva Pinata, hombre?

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bennard wrote:
Vrikk wrote:

I'm probably a skimmer, but how do you get rid of sick visiting pinatas? Their groans and moans are annoying my residents and I.

Smash em

But won't that make their kind less likely to return? What if I want them, but one of their breed was stupid enough to eat a sour from a.. *sigh*.. Sour Shellybelly?

Vrikk wrote:
bennard wrote:
Vrikk wrote:

I'm probably a skimmer, but how do you get rid of sick visiting pinatas? Their groans and moans are annoying my residents and I.

Smash em

But won't that make their kind less likely to return? What if I want them, but one of their breed was stupid enough to eat a sour from a.. *sigh*.. Sour Shellybelly?

There's not much else you can do. You can't heal them, except if you have a Chewnicorn resident, so all you can do is break them, or wait for Dastardos to come and get them, or they die on their own.

Vrikk wrote:
bennard wrote:
Vrikk wrote:

I'm probably a skimmer, but how do you get rid of sick visiting pinatas? Their groans and moans are annoying my residents and I.

Smash em

But won't that make their kind less likely to return? What if I want them, but one of their breed was stupid enough to eat a sour from a.. *sigh*.. Sour Shellybelly?

I smack the candy out of pinatas like crazy and they always seem to show up again and again. I wouldn't worry about it.

Danjo Olivaw wrote:

Pigxie's hate Swanana's and Rashberries? What kind of sense does that make?

That because Pigxie is like a child that no one wanted... with that it learn to hate what created it.

Danjo Olivaw wrote:

Pigxie's hate Swanana's and Rashberries? What kind of sense does that make?

I'm sure it's a hatred borne of the shameful interspecies union of its parents. I mean, can you blame them?

THREADSURRECTION!

So I bought Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise when I got a 360 for Christmas. Figured it be a nice relaxing game and something one of my roommates will enjoy. Skip ahead to tonight. My roommate is keeping an eye on me to make sure I'm getting an essay done and she's playing Viva Pinata. I haven't paid attention to what she's been doing for several hours. When I look up half her garden is infested with hemlock. She explains that during the night a flying guy left a hemlock seed and one of her pinata's ate it. That pinata started spitting out seeds. Some of the seeds took root while other pinata's ate the remaining seeds. Those pinata spat out more seeds. It never ended. Soon 1/4 of her garden was hemlock. All of her pinatas had died and she was desperately trying to hack the weeds away. New pinatas joined her garden and those died and spawned more hemlock. My roommate had recreated Aliens in Viva Pinata.

Does anyone else want to discover this like ten years late like I am? It's somewhat amazingly priced at $20 on xbox.com. I have a uh, unofficial copy that I'm currently officializing. I also have a fudgehog. The fudgehog is, frankly, a little horrific.

I have this game for 4 years now in my GfWL account, from that time where MS sold one 99 cent game a day. Never played it or even had it installed. I just had it ...

Gonna download it over night and see how it is like.

$20 wow, I bought it for $0.99. I only put in at most a hour into it so can't say much about it. Stopped playing because I had other games to play and really only bought it because it was cheap. I kind of forgot I even had the the game. I wouldn't mind taking another dive at it.

This is still, in my opinion, one of the most creative games to be released in this console generation.

My wife is still trying to get me to play. Considering my OCD tendencies I don't think it's a good idea.

Here's a game I hadn't thought about in a while. I remember it as being very engaging and charming with some solid underlying mechanics. And then I turned my little garden, with it's "a little bit of this here, a little of that there" ethos, into a systematized farm geared toward maximizing production of each animal type in turn, and all the fun drained out.

So in other words, it's an excellent job simulation.

CptGlanton wrote:

So in other words, it's an excellent job simulation.

Most of my jobs have frowned on the use of recreational drugs.

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I also bought it in the 99-cent sale, played a little, and then forgot it existed. Maybe I should try it again -- it could work as a palate cleanser between more serious games.

Unless it turns into a serious game, like it did for CptGlanton. Hm.

Viva Pinata is one of my favorite sim/citybuilding games I've ever played. I played it on Xbox, and would happily rebuy for the PC if not for the obnoxious GFWL requirement. Really can't recommend enough, if anyone pops in and is remembering this game exists

I'm getting a little suspicious of Leafos and her "advice". She keeps telling me "rumors" that don't seem to work out when I try them in my garden. Feeding my Rashberrie ten pumpkins to turn them into a hippo? Apparently rashberries don't like pumpkins. Feeding them Tafflies to make pigxies? I don't even know how that would work.

edit: Wait, rotten pumpkins?

Also, I'm trying to avoid wiki-ing too much stuff.

kazooka wrote:

I'm getting a little suspicious of Leafos and her "advice". She keeps telling me "rumors" that don't seem to work out when I try them in my garden. Feeding my Rashberrie ten pumpkins to turn them into a hippo? Apparently rashberries don't like pumpkins. Feeding them Tafflies to make pigxies? I don't even know how that would work.

edit: Wait, rotten pumpkins?

Also, I'm trying to avoid wiki-ing too much stuff.

Wow, I feel the opposite; if you are playing this in a goal-oriented way, it is hard enough with a stratgy guide that tells you specifically what to do.

Depends what you want to get out of the game, I guess. You can do zen gaming and not play for any goals, just diddle around, and it is a pleasant surprise when something special happens. But some of the rare pinatas, I can't see ever accidentally stumbling across.

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