Summary: I thought this game would have more to it. It was okay in the beginning but I soon became bored. There wasn't enough new things, new interactions, it was the same thing over and over. According to the video demonstration it sounded way cool but when I bought the game it was nothing like the video. The video said ds platform but I believe it must have been a pc platform. Overall I would have to say that this game was a major disapointment.
Summary: This was a fun game until I finished helping the castaways. After that it became pointless because I could escape the island. After helping the castaways, the only reason to stay on the island is to finish your collections, which is pretty boring. The game also freezes at times so to continue playing I needed to restart the DS. I would rent the game or not buy it at all because it just isn't worth all the money, for the time you actually enjoy it.
Excerpt: I'm a great lover of the Sims games, so I was intrigued by the variety of different Sims 2 games that were suddenly released for the DS. After some careful reading of existing reviews, and product descriptions, I decided to try Sims 2 Castaway. The plot to the game centres on your little lost sim who has found her/himself stranded on a desert island. You need to help your sim find their way off the island and back to civilisation.
Summary: I love The Sims and I have played most of the games now but this is the most boring, I haven't played Castaway on another platform but I don't think it works well for the DS. I find it quite boring because it becomes tedious waiting to move on in the game. I definitely think there are better games than this.