An amassing early XBOX 360 title that holds up to this day. This was my Pokemon/Animal Crossing/Harvest Moon/The Sims growing up. From what I understand, this is the last game made by the original team who created Banjo-Kazooie. If you ask me, I think it was this game's poor sales that resulted in Rare's harsh and sarcastic nature toward older fans in Banjo-Kazooie Nuts-n-Bolts, even going as far as putting in an Easter Egg saying something along the lines of Viva Pinata being "The best garden simulation games nobody ever played." It does have some minor flaws, like odd glitches and a bombardment unskippable cutscenes and tutorial popups early in the game that may drive new players away. This game should be taken as calm and relaxing, with a stop-to-smell-the-roses mentality, and someone who is constantly twisting their neck looking up wikis and strategy guides are only cheating themselves out of a full, fun, and spontaneous experience.