Summary: This game is awesome, everything I was expecting, but I think the WII version was more challenging and more interactive. In the WII version you can choose your location of your home, choose where you hunt, fish, harvest, etc. In this game, well, it's a game. Like a platform version where every detail of your castaway journey is already mapped out for you and you just follow the bread crumbs to the end. There is only one way of playing and it's kind of repetitive.
Summary: My niece got this game for Christmas in 2009. I was hooked. It caused me to got out and buy other Sims games. I have the stand alone Sims Life Stories for PC and the Sims 2 Castaway for PS2. My daughter bought me The Sims 2 and and expansion pack for the next Christmas but it was stolen from my home and I never got to play it. I would recommend this game as a great one. It kept me busy and I didn't even mind starting over every time my profile got accidentally erased.
Summary: This was a pretty fun game, I mean yeah...It wasen't worthy of being the GREATEST. But this game is only $9.99 and if I say so it was worth it. The storyline was fun, but the only negetive comment I have is how fast you get hungry, dirty, or sleep-deprived.
Summary: This game is a great load of fun once you first start playing, but after a while it gets very repetitive. The days aren't long enough to even do anything. This game is a let down compared to the Wii version. But it does supply some enjoyment. I will pick it up and play every once in a while but not often. You start out by making your sim. You have virtually no clothing choices but that doesn't matter once they are all tattered from the wear and tear of the island.
Summary: Purchased for my daughter for her birthday, The Sims 2: Castaway has been hours of fun for her. The complexity of the Sims game means it doesn't get old. This game is better for older kids, as it requires strategy and persistence to raise your level and do well at the game. A wonderful game!
Summary: This is definitely a great addition to the Sims line, and the DS system makes the gameplay interactive and fun. The first time I played, I couldn't put it down. I always had to find something new, or get to the next puzzle, or figure out how to help my fellow Sims. My favorite part about this game is that it's not your typical Sims 2... there are no careers to choose or Simeleons to earn.
A Sims Survivor Story--Good, But Could've Been Better
mwreview "mwreview", Amazon
17 December 2007
Summary: I love Sims games and couldn't wait to try Castaway after finally upgrading to DS. Well, the plot is unique and it was fun to play, but I think it could have been better than it was. The following are Pros, Cons, and a few ways I think would improve the game. Pros: ----The main pro is that it is a Sims game and they are always fun to me. ----I like the plot.
Summary: I've been playing the various computer type of SIMS from the beginning- and I have pretty much every expansion pack for the games too. I'm SO GLAD it's finally come out with a DS version- it's worth the $[...]. You uncover other "castaways" on the island and establish friendships with them. You boost your social by keeping in touch with them- and you can also trade with them for things you need. Exploring the island you find various fruits and veggies.