The problem with Castaways is probably also its strength. Long stretches go by where you merely wait, your progress stymied by your stamina bar as the minutes inch pass like ants across the sand. The scenery rarely changes, and when it does it bears a strong similarity to what you’ve already seen. You hunt, you scavenge for food, you look for scraps for shelter, and then you get back up in the morning and do it all again. It’s probably quite similar to the life of a real castaway.