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More Pinatas March 8, 2007

Posted by dpcough in GDC 07, Microsoft Games, Xbox/ Xbox 360 General.
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Viva Pinata has a TV Show, action figures releasing soon, a deal to make pinatas, a deal for greeting cards, and a game that hasn’t sold good even though it was released to critical acclaim. Luckily it is not being abandoned by Rare and they guaranteed it would be supported for at least two or three more years.

There is an upcoming Viva Pinata kart game for Xbox 360, not announced yet but it’s coming I know (maybe this holiday or in the summer.) Let’s see what happens, at least Rare acknowledged the franchise isn’t dieing. It hasn’t done that bad in sales when you think about it but hasn’t had as a successful launch as Pokemon did. Maybe it will soon.

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2. InvisibleMan - March 8, 2007

The two problems I see with the Viva Piñata franchise are:

1 – Unlike the Pokémon, these piñatas talk. And they sound like every other kids cartoon show out there.

2 – Unlike Animal Crossing or Pokémon, the objective or your relation to the characters, especially when you think of real piñatas, is VERY confusing! I mean, are they beaten down with a stick until they break open and we (or other piñatas) eat their contents? Do we get prizes if we “kill” them, like real piñatas? Are they like animals, and do you own them, like Pokémon, or are they their own sentient beings that own stuff and go about their business, like Animal Crossing residents?

The only way to get an idea of why we want to play this game is by buying it, which makes it difficult to market.

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