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The Top 7... Should Have Sucked



VIVA PINATA

Why it should've sucked: So many reasons. Viva Pinata was made for kids, on a console made for bloodthirsty teenagers. The company that created the game - Rare, once a darling of the industry - had developed a recent track record of uninspired flops. The story and characters were tied to a horrible, horrible television show, starring a horse that wears sunglasses and a bear that surfs. Oh, and did we mention the whole thing is about piñatas? And gardening? Yeah.

Why it doesn't: The gameplay is fun. Damn fun. No amount of negative baggage can bury that basic truth. Viva Pinata steals the best elements of Pokemon (species collection), Animal Crossing (town maintenance) and The Sims (genetic experimentation), but combines them into something entirely unique and magical. Of course, shutting up those stupid talking piñatas didn't hurt either.

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5 comments

  • PatHan-bHai - March 23, 2013 12:40 p.m.

    yep! at first when i found that my big bro had gotten Innocent Life - A Futuristic Harvest Moon for me, i thought it would be an amazing demon smashing RPG (LoL) but when i actually played it, i was like "Farming?????? WTF?". I left the game there and then bt when my lil bro started playing it with a dedicated passion and when i really got bored, i started PLAYING it. AND I WAS ADDICTED!!! ONE OF THE BEST PSP GAMES EVER!! ............... Fast forward two years later, i'm searching for a list of best Harvest Moon games that I can emulate on my PC and play. Currently playing HM - Back To nature :3 :D
  • Chaoscoolperson - October 30, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    I need to know. Do you build the city and stuff in the sims, or do you only control one person. Every time I look at the game it makes it unclear. Also, I have only played 1 game on this list. Also...4TH!
  • johneverett - May 17, 2010 6:25 a.m.

    Whoa. How does this have only two comments? Mom, I found an anomaly!
  • Piepiepie - October 11, 2008 6:26 a.m.

    LOl multiplayer mineweeper
  • Ishtom - December 20, 2008 2:37 a.m.

    Hmmm, maybe gamers are better at living someone else's lives then their own. Probably because they get an over view of their situation.

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