I got this game for my wife cause she loved the first one. She thought it was a new one not just a bunch of mini games so she was disappointed so sent it back already. Its fun if you like mini games but would rather play the regular game.
A mini-game tournament starring the Viva Pinata characters is a cool concept. Too bad the execution failed.
1) The mini-games that you want to play cannot be played at any time. You have to be lucky that the tournament selection will pick that mini-game in some long sequence of mini-games. They focus around racing tracks too much. These are fine by themselves, but it would have been nice to have a choice of not including them. What is really needed is to customize your own tournament line-up! Even allow duplication of your favorites.
2) They should have allowed the users to pick any animal -- not just four.
3) The voice commentary is really bad. They are depressing (as if they know this game is bad) and very repetitive.