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GF Rating
7.0

989 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Is there a doctor in the house?

posted by xxTouch (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Aug 17, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Scrubs dawned, masked tightened and soapy clean all the way to the elbow, it’s time for surgery. Trauma Team by Atlus is a Wii game based on the use of motion controls to perform medical operations, diagnose patients and solve murders as a team of five different professionals.
When I first clicked my nunchuk in place and prepared my medical tools I had very little hope for the controls. A Wii game that requires surgical precision? Chyeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt. But my fears were put to rest quicker than you realized that last line was a bad Wayne’s World joke once I began extracting tumors and stitching wounds with acute precision. Trauma Team hits motion controls right on the money leaving all other Wii games with no excuse (you hear that Okami).
Much like the controls the game play nails it. With five different doctors each specializing in their own field it’s hard to get bored with this game and with the inclusion of two none surgical doctors (a diagnostician and a FBI investigator) you never have to do too much of the same thing.
The story is a classic Japanese tail of doctors working with robots, fighting crime as a super hero and even receiving cell phone calls, from the dead. It’s very ridiculous and over the top in all the right ways, creating a very entertaining tale of friendships and hardship. All this is very well complimented with great art and fantastic voice acting.
There’s very little to complain about in Trauma Team. A more linear path for story enthusiast and fully rendered animated cut scenes would have been nice but far from an experience killer. I recommend this title to anyone with a Wii and highly recommend it to anyone who’s a big fan of motion control and/or big Japanese games.

9 out of 10.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

More Horrible American Voice Acting

posted by TweekTra (MILWAUKEE, WI) Jun 29, 2010

Member since Dec 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Ok, I'll start from the begining. The cut scenes can be horrible, especially with the bad amercan voice acting. If you watch anime, you can kind of imagine the things being said the way they're meant to be said. Having put that out there right away, the gameplay is...wow. I mean, I tried going according to the story line, instead of just picking one person and doing all of their episodes, which meant if someone had just a 'dot' next, I'd switch over and do someone else's ep. By the time I got to freebird, I was all 'oh yeah, this is trauma center all right'. What totally sold me was the forensic woman. As frustrating as it could be sometimes, what with the having to analyze and listen to witnesses, I was satisfied when it was done. The Endoscopy is pretty awesome, and the diagnosis is actually pretty fun too. Maybe this is premature, because I have yet to get to the episodes with the first two girls' gameplay, but it's great. Aside from having to not '/wrist' yourself because of the cutscenes, the game play is a nice break from the norm. The only reason I didn't give it a ten was the horrible VA, but this came out of my Q at just the right time. Looks like the ps3 is going to gather dust for a while, and I've been waiting on something new and different. Good thing the Wii was there to save me. Oh, one other nitpick I would have had is having to do some things with the right hand instead of left. I realized I didn't have to take it, and could just do the ol' Chuck-switch when I needed to. I should add that part of the logic behind the game is having patience. It isn't as fast paced as its previous installments on either of the two systems, but the feeling of urgency IS still there. Rent this game, its pretty fun.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great improvements

posted by x40milesx (FORT WORTH, TX) May 25, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I must say out of the 3 installments of the Trauma series this one shines. I've only played through 1 of the characters (Naomi) and I loved the changes they made. They've finally included using some puzzle solving abilities rather than just waving the controllers around! <3

The cut scenes are also highly improved, from what I've seen they have cut out a lot of the useless banter that would need to be spammed through fast enough to not want to throw the remote at the screen.

The voice acting from what I've seen is so-so, I can't complain too much though because I am impressed that they actually DO voice everything over which is great. (I can't stand the "grunting jibberish" they tend to use on the Wii)

Difficulty so far from what I've seen is appropriate, although I haven't explored the surgery plots of the game very much yet.

In conclusion, if you've enjoyed the previous Trauma games, or were interested in the premise but found them too daunting then I would recommend giving this game a chance.

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