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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Players can do bad things to pinatas during the game, but there are consequences.
Violence & Scariness
Pinatas fight by shooting rocket-like things at each other.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Pinatas mate, but it's done as a maze game followed by an animated dance.
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Products & Purchases
Tied into a cartoon series on Fox.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this complex ecosystem simulation game is nothing like the animated series on Fox. The shovel can be used to whack characters; if you cause a piñata to burst by whacking it repeatedly, there are consequences. Some piñatas eat other characters, and kids may find it difficult to sell piñatas they've nurtured. The game has an online aspect for trading piñatas; parents of young kids should supervise or inactivate this feature.
Is It Any Good?
While planting a garden to see who will visit may not sound particularly exciting, this game is fascinating. The engine behind the simulation is deep, complex, and subtle. For teens and adults, this provides a sophisticated gaming experience; you can experiment with the garden to attract rare and unusual piñatas, amass gardening achievements, and meet other in-game challenges. But the game can also provide a fulfilling gaming experience for younger children who simply want to plant a garden and revel in the vibrant creatures that come and go.
The graphics are gorgeous, and the gameplay is easy to learn. It even offers a Family Mode whenever you plug in an additional controller, allowing for cooperative play within the garden. However, the pace at which new things happen is quite fast, and at times makes you feel rushed. You will want to start numerous games so that you can try different things to attract different kinds of piñatas.
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