Conclusion: In closing, The Sims 2: Castaway is a unique approach to the series and is one of the more pleasant simulations to have come out this year. With plenty of new tasks to accomplish, people to find, and lands to explore, there is little more you could ask for in terms of content. Sure the visuals could have been better and there are a few gameplay kinks that could've been worked out, but for a Sims fan, it is right on target.
Conclusion: There are a number of inconsistencies and random, dubious elements to the desert island setting, but in all honesty such pedantry really isn’t an issue when boiling Castaway down to its raw ingredients which, ultimately, are well-rounded, escapist and nonthreatening fun. And although it doesn’t necessarily make use of the dynamic nature of the Wii’s control system, it feels surprisingly refreshing to play a “normal” game on Nintendo’s new machine, and proves not only...
Summary: The journey in The Sims 2 Castaway begins when your Sims are washed ashore on an uncharted tropical island, and must overcome the forces of nature, craft tools for survival, and explore their surroundings to unravel the island's mysteries.
Summary: It might not have been clear back in 2000 that The Sims would become the best-selling, multiplatform phenomenon it is today. But the series' unusual formula--which let you control the lives of little computer people as they ate, slept, found work, and formed relationships with other little computer people--launched a lengthy series of games on both the PC and consoles.
Pros: Open-ended gameplay offers leisurely experience, Decent variety of different tasks to accomplish, All-new graphics and sound, Monkey butlers
Cons: You do have to spend a good chunk of time gathering resources
Excerpt: There aren't too many games where you half expect Wilson The Volleyball to show up and give you your next objective but then again, there aren't too many games where you're asked to befriend a chimp. That's the beauty of The Sims 2: Castaway. The Sims might be sagging around the edges and drooping in unsightly places with old age but by adding sand, the Sims team has found a way of reinventing an old favourite.