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.
A Sims Survivor Story--Good, But Could've Been Better
mwreview "mwreview", Amazon
24 August 2008
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: 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: 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.
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 fun and good game to play. Well created and will keep you occupied for awhile
12 August 2013
Excerpt: The Sims. Now I'm pretty sure nearly everybody knows or has heard of The Sims game series. However, The Sims 2 Castaway wasn't your average Sims game. Marooned on a tropical island with no pizza delivery guy just a phone call away! Can you survive the island?! Will this game leave you ranting and raving like a crazy frustrated Sim or experiencing a very different Sim life... Story: Marooned on a tropical island with no home comforts, how will your Sim survive?!