Product Type: Nintendo Wii games
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Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Wii)
Member Name: loulou22
Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Wii)
Advantages: A game with a difference
Disadvantages: no multiplayer mode
Trauma Centre - Second Opinion. Nintendo Wii
Trauma Centre - Second Opinion on the Wii was one of my impulse purchases while waiting for my little brother to hurry up and pick a game that he wanted I found myself picking up this game and after reading the back of the box I decided that for £7.99 (pre-owned) a game that involves you performing operations should definitely enter my ever growing collection of Wii games.
Trauma Centre - Second Opinion comes in a normal white Wii box, the size of a DVD case, contained inside the box is a game disc along with an instruction manual for the game and also a separate manual containing safety instructions. The game instruction manual is written in English and is clear and simple to follow, this is good as you may need it to refer to for some of the options or controls as they are a bit tricky to remember them all when you first start playing.
The set up of Trauma Centre - Second Opinion is easy, when the main menu is shown you will simply need to select whether you want to begin a new game or continue a previous one. You will need both your Wii remote and Nunchuk to play the game along with a steady hand and a reasonable amount of patience. The game is a single player game.
Trauma Centre - Second Opinion is set in a hospital and to progress through the game you must perform various operations on patients. There is a story to the entire game and this story leads you from one case to another, each case getting a little more complicated as you progress.
Your character in the game is a young doctor called Derek. The game begins with a motorbike accident and Derek must operate to removed shards of broken glass embedded in the patients arm. This level is kind of like a tutorial which has been built into the game and enables you to begin to get to grips with the controls without having to complete separate tutorials. I personally really like this as I hate having to do tutorials before I can play a game.
As you progress through the game they storyline takes you across to Europe for your surgeries and also for you to learn more about GUILT. GUILT is always spelt in capitals in the game so I will keep it that way for the review. GUILT is a virus featured in the game that is suspected to have been created to kill patients, during the storyline GUILT appears numerous times and it is unknown whether it was created to help or kill patients and it becomes part of your task in the game to find this out. As of yet I have not got so far as to determine what GUILT is.
To perform operations in the game you will need both your Wii remote and nunchuk. The wii remote is used for pointing at the screen in the area that you are operating on and the nunchuk is used for selecting the tools you wish to use for the operation. When you are using the wii remote you do need to have quite a steady hand as in some of the operations accuracy counts for quite a lot. Each operation has a time limit to complete it within, if you fail to complete an operation and your patient dies then your game and career is over, but you can try again by reloading the game and continuing from where you left off so it isn't so disastrous that you have to restart the whole game again from the start.
I found the controls relatively easy to get used to, the wii remote is mainly pointing and making sure you have a steady hand and the nunchuk is used for selecting your operating tool with the directional joystick. I would say it took me around 3 operations to feel confident with the controls.
The graphics in the game are good. The body parts that you operate on look realistic but at the same time not so realistic that it is gross, although saying that, my mum cannot be in the same room as me while I play this game. All of the animations are smooth and loading time between operations is minimal.
The sound is good. There isn't too much music in the game other than in the animated scenes. During operations you get the occasional bit of music and some sound effects.
I bought this game in my local Game shop for just £7.99 pre-owned. I think for the amount of time I have spent playing this game it was well worth it and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has patience and enjoys a challenge and a game with a difference.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: Can you find out what GUILT is?