posted by raptorlove (FORT GRATIOT, MI) Jul 3, 2008
Member since Jun 2008
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I thought this game was very good especially if you liked the Wii version exactly the same except controls. I really don't want to send it back it is so addicting can't wait to play #2 i give it a 58 out of 10.
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Trauma Center: Under the Knife is probably one of the only games that uses the DS Touch Screen to it's fullest. This game makes you feel that the touch screen isn't just a gimmick but an actual part of game play. Trauma is a very innovative and unique game where you perform surgery on people to save their lives. The beginning of the game has you operating on crash victims, accident victims etc. Later on though an epidemic sweeps through the country and it's a virus called GUILT. They call this medical terrorism and the character you play, Dr. Stiles, and your team try to stop the sickness. The game never gets repetitive and is always giving you knew things to do. You have over 20 different instruments and gadgets to perform surgery with and it is very detailed and it feels like you're really trying to save the persons' life. The puzzles though sometimes get impossibly hard. I had to go on Gamefaqs and get a walkthrough on how to do some puzzles because it would take forever to figure out. This also kills some of the fun and makes you very frustrated sometimes. The storyline is very gripping and you actually care for the characters in the story. The touch recognition though is sometimes not so accurate, and you have a Challenge mode where you can go back to any puzzle in the game to get a higher ranking. All in all Trauma Center: Under the Knife is a good addition to the DS collection and is one of the best games I've ever played on a handheld. If you can look past it's frustrating puzzles and simplicity you'll love Trauma Center.