PEOPLE ARE STRANGE
Viva Piñata’s animals might be its stars, but they’re not the only occupants of its world. The game’s human cast is its biggest misstep, with voice acting that steps too far into children’s TV-presenter territory. They’re also rather strange, all wearing masks that border on the grotesque. And none are stranger than gardening-enthusiast Seedos. A rather sad individual, Seedos wanders into your garden at night, offering free seeds if you’ll just listen to his broken half-stories. “Seedos has a family, but they aren’t as reliable as seeds,” he informs you. He’s not always a welcome presence, but resist the temptation to bash him with your shovel. Do this too many times and you’ll break his teeth, triggering manic laughter and pushing Seedos over the edge into outright villainy.