Pros: Same familiar game-play as the first. Voiceovers, easier tutorials and able to skip them if you remember how to use the equipment, and nurses help during operations. Got some familiar faces and antics from the first game and a haunting past. I thought that was interesting. Improved Wii-mote controlling, much tighter.
Cons: Familiar and long winded story-lines and no solid animations, as before.
Well, let me start by saying if you didn't enjoy the first Trauma Center then stay clear of this one. This game left me feeling it was not an actual sequel. Rather a continuation of the first title with new blood, or new situations.
Then there is the stupid tracing of the star in a tutorial on the third act. I actually got stuck here for a while. I hope New Blood doesn't have that same stupid stout, or grout, or stag disease, or whatever it was called here. For the life of me I could not get past that puzzle in the first one (obviously I must have been very close to the end of the game).
Even though New Blood has speech I found myself, once again, constantly tapping the A button when I found out that the story-line does not help you with the actual surgeries. I think the long winded story was intended for females. I know I don't like it.
If you enjoyed the first Trauma Center, then go out and buy it now like I did; it will not disappoint. No experience necessary if you've never played the first one.
posted by sonyh8er22 (BINGHAMTON, NY) Nov 28, 2007
Member since Jan 2004
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Alright, I was waiting for this game forever after Second Opinion came out. I loved the puzzle solving, the tumor removing as much as anything, but this was basically the same thing as Second Opinion story mode-wise. A man in Alaska goes to a big city hospital and he has the healing touch.
Pros 2 player freakin surgery!!!! thats right, you get to perform surgery together! 3 a choice of 2 characters you get to chose between a girl and guy each mission. sometimes you have to be one another 4 HARDER: in the first mission you realize it is harder than Second Opinion! When it comes to when you remove a bullet from a rifle in a dudes lung, with 10 vital sign, on the 4 mission, you know its hard.
Same thing: although it is harder, same old things: remove a tumor, stitch scratches, remove glass from inside a person, and fix bones. One thing i saw in the beginning was a pacemaker needing to be fixed. you had to massage the heart by hand at some points. Con/Pro: you don't need to draw the star now. Its a pro because i thought it was annoying, but unleashing the healing touch should be hard. this takes away huge difficulty from the game. you wont get mad anymore when you can draw a star to safe a patients fricken life.
Anyways, I was expecting more to this game. More ways that people get in accidents, a new tool maybe, or just some interactivity with your patients. If you could maybe say when someone should take over, or if every time a patient died the both didn't become depressed ex-doctors. doctors and surgeons make mistakes. at least one of their patients die. they are sad, but they dont leave.
I give this game a 9 for being the same, but adding kickass features!
I was really excited about this game, but I am disappointed. The game play is alot of fun, the wii remote is great for this game, but not very far into the game it becomes very hard. If you make the slightest mistake or are not extremely fast you fail and have to start over again, which gets old. I did like the feel of the game, cool music and awesome anime, but I was put off by the "healing powers" the two doctors are to posses. It's as though they have supernatural power to help patients to recover, which seems a bit out there for me, as they call out for help from the stars. They took a cool idea, getting to practice surgery, and made it possible only with the help of the spirit realm, awful.