I've played many sims games before and this one was horrible. If you rent this game I suggest renting it on the ds. You have to work harder on this game and you do things very differently. This game isn't great on the wii. Many things are confusing. I could'nt get very far because I could'nt find ANY supplies.
This is an interesting game. When you first start out, it is rather enticing, trying to make your sim survive. After a while, when you've learned the basics, and most of the needs are unlocked, it starts to get boring. Your Sim complains about not having enough fun, or not having any friends. You build beds and shacks and more, but this is just another repetitive sims game. Could be great for the right kind of people though.
I love playing the sims and I played the castaway one on my ds so I figured I would try this one. I was a bit bored. I got tired of talking to monkeys, your levels drop so fast that it's hard to get anything accomplished and i just found it very redundant in some aspects. I decided to return it before trying to complete the game. I just got bored and frustrated.