Summary: 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.
Pros: Your Sims have a storyline!
Cons: Not the same gameplay as the original PC Sims 2 games
Excerpt: "I have really enjoyed the Sims games in the past. Disappointed that my computer is not compatible with Sims 3 due to my display card not being up to the requirements I decided to play castaway. In the game my sims character is stranded on an island and has to find a way to get off it. As the game progresses the sim comes across a medic, chef, girl and a gardener and offers to help them and in return receives items and eventually the ability to ...
Pros: Many different activities to do to survive and become self efficient
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.
Summary: I have loved a number of the SIM's games and played them on my Gameboy Advance a few years ago. Having got a DS lite for Christmas I bought Castaway along with Sims 2 Pets. As the name suggests, you are stranded on a desert island and have to complete tasks etc through the game in order to (hopefully!) get off the island. As soon as I started playing I was totally hooked, it is a good game and provides many, many hours of gameplay (even after completion).
Pros: Enjoyable missions and mini-games
Cons: Too short and a bit too repetitive trying to find the specific fish/bug required!
Summary: Sims 2 Castaway for the DS is an interesting addition to the Sims family. The graphics aren't as good as the PC version and at times some of the games involved are a little monotonous. You have to fish and hunt for food to feed your Sim and this gets a bit boring, as the fishing aspect is very samey. The challenges involved in the game are quite interesting though and do leave you stumped on quite a few occasions.
Summary: This game is quite fun to play for a while, then it gets a bit too samey. You have to practice your skills in things like fishing, finding foods such as coconuts and socialising.To begin with it was quite hard to work the game, as you have to use the stylus to move the character around, and sometimes she doesnt move to the right place that you want her to. Also when discovering new areas it takes quite a lot of time.
Summary: At first this game seems very good and quite challanging ,the graphics are impressive and the game flows quite well I would not recommend this for younger children as it is tricky in some places.However when the tasks are completed set by the other castaways there isn't much more to do so there is not much point of playing I would check out other ds games before buying as this game as it is very short. So a ok game,but very short.
B. Moriarty-brown "needs new phone!!!", amazon.co.uk
4 January 2008
Summary: When I first started playing this game, I found it unputdownable (if thats a real word!) As the v. short days go by, I don"t find it as intresting, and am consequently stuck on a bit where several other castaways do not like me and will not accept the things they have askd for and I have given to them. It could be just me, as I am 12 and may be be a bit old for this game but I do think the managing co-ordinaters could have given things like this a bit more thought.