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I LOVE these types of games. It's basically the same game as Operation Mania (PC GAME) but harder to control nurse because of the WII remote. YOu have to point and click EXACTLY where you want her to go. It's fun, but nothing out of the ordinary. I wish you could hire more dr's or more nurses....
Rent it, but don't buy it...you'll get bored real quick
Most customer service games has you serving food or going into fashion. But not Hysteria Hospital: Emergency Ward.
In this game,you treat patiens coming into your hospital by clicking and dragging them over to the proper station, and giving the station the properly numbered clipboard. With some patients, you have to give them some other types of treatments before they're cured.
When a patient is healed fully, you get money; but to pass a level, you have to treat a certain number of patients correctly.
The money is used to by other treatment machines, a TV to increase the patience of a patient, or to buy plants, a food station and a water dispensor. (Why? I have no idea.)
The game starts off easy enough, but the difficulty ramps up drastically at about the halway point of the seventy levels this game has.
But there are other things making this game needlessly hard. The point and grab system is very clunky, picking up a pill at the counter is a real pain, and there's too much junk going on at that counter (it's where you pick up the clipboards, pills and wrenches.)
Also, there's no way to "level up" any of the equipment to make them preform any better; the money you make isn't put to good use.
These control issues and lack of money management turn what could've been a fun game into a more frustrating game - especally in the later levels where you have to treat many, many patients in order to pass the level.
Hysteria Hospital: Emergency Ward is a game for those that are into customer service games, and only that group of players. SKIP IT.
posted by Stephypoo (MAYS LANDING, NJ) Sep 17, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
I thought this game would be cool, but it turns out to be just like Diner Dash. You play a nurse and you just have to bring patients their perscriptions, and make the beds after they leave. You cant free roam or anything like that. I would only recommend this game to people who like games like Diner Dash or Cake Mania. Its nothing like Theme hospital which i thought it was going to be like.
posted by Slothman (CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH) Aug 11, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
I rented this game because I do like some service games. This game reminds me of some of them, but the poor aspects.
+ Good mix of "stations" for the different ailments that patients present to the hospital
+ Good tutorial. It is a good mix of showing you the basic controls while playing the game
+ Challanging game. It would be very difficult to beat this game quickly.
- Graphics are horrible. It seems like a bad port, with little emphesis on modifying the VGA colors.
- Game play is pointlessly repetitive. Click on the patient, drag to point A. Drag to point B. Click on D. Click on E. Click on F. Click on G. Rinse, Repeat. Point B changes, but the rest is the same. I think that I actually got some repetitive stress injury playing this game. Oh and some of these points are REALLY small.
- There is no "learning" on this game. There is no upgrading, or moving on. The first level is just as challanging as the last level you play before sending it back.
posted by DLERiOUS (EAST STROUDSBURG, PA) Jul 12, 2009
Member since Jun 2006
Most games for the Wii are a disapointment...I always feel that they don't even begin half the time to tap into the capabilities of the Wii. Most games are good at one thing, very few even hold up to having a good understanding or programing tech to use the system to it's fullest I think. I've been playing VG's (video games) for almost 2 decades & have been there when Atari first came out & I'm a bit sad for Nintendo for not doing more with the Wii, because all & all they have a really good chance to make something of this system, but the last 5 years or so has'nt been a very good track record.