Review: Trauma Team

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Review: Trauma Team

Enjoy the opportunity to show off your medical brilliance. Cane and cranky attitude optional.

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Onyx Oblivion

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I do believe that, from a gameplay standpoint, I'm cut out for the mostly tension free world of diagnostics and forensics.

Sounds good, and forgiving. I was scared off by the past games.

OHHH!

Does the game bring back GUILT?

Also, is the video supposed to be embedded twice?
 

9NineBreaker9

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TRAUMA TEAM IS OUT!?

O.O

OH MY GOD.

Erm... yeah. Not a Trauma Center fanboy. NEVER. But now I know what I'm doing after school... learning exactly why I should never be trusted with someone's life :D
 

Susan Arendt

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Onyx Oblivion said:
I do believe that, from a gameplay standpoint, I'm cut out for the mostly tension free world of diagnostics and forensics.

Sounds good, and forgiving. I was scared off by the past games.

OHHH!

Does the game bring back GUILT?

Also, is the video supposed to be embedded twice?
Yep, once on each page. As for the plot...I'm just gonna let you find out on your own.

It is far more forgiving than previous iterations, and in my opinion, therefore far more enjoyable. It's much harder to flat-out fail than it used to be, but it's still quite challenging to get those S ratings. A very nice balance.
 

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Susan Arendt said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
I do believe that, from a gameplay standpoint, I'm cut out for the mostly tension free world of diagnostics and forensics.

Sounds good, and forgiving. I was scared off by the past games.

OHHH!

Does the game bring back GUILT?

Also, is the video supposed to be embedded twice?
Yep, once on each page. As for the plot...I'm just gonna let you find out on your own.

It is far more forgiving than previous iterations, and in my opinion, therefore far more enjoyable. It's much harder to flat-out fail than it used to be, but it's still quite challenging to get those S ratings. A very nice balance.
I'm not the kind of person to go for stuff like S ratings...Surely the 6 characters will keep me entertained long enough, no? But I'll see about picking this up in a few weeks. When I'm done with Monster Hunter Tri. :)
 

Susan Arendt

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Onyx Oblivion said:
Susan Arendt said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
I do believe that, from a gameplay standpoint, I'm cut out for the mostly tension free world of diagnostics and forensics.

Sounds good, and forgiving. I was scared off by the past games.

OHHH!

Does the game bring back GUILT?

Also, is the video supposed to be embedded twice?
Yep, once on each page. As for the plot...I'm just gonna let you find out on your own.

It is far more forgiving than previous iterations, and in my opinion, therefore far more enjoyable. It's much harder to flat-out fail than it used to be, but it's still quite challenging to get those S ratings. A very nice balance.
I'm not the kind of person to go for stuff like S ratings...Surely the 6 characters will keep me entertained long enough, no? But I'll see about picking this up in a few weeks. When I'm done with Monster Hunter Tri. :)
Me personally, I say the game is worth it just for the diagnostics, forensics, and emergency med. The other three are just gravy.
 

Jared

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Ive really looked forward to this so im certainly looking forward to playing it myself...

Its nice to see it been a little different from the norm in terms of the other games in the series
 

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You know, that sort of medical variety, with the usual Trauma Center difficulty, would be exactly the right reason to revive my Wii...

but then again, playing Wii Trauma games are like trying to snipe whilst drunk, high on anphetamines and with severe heart conditions (another way of saying wonky as fuck), so if there's no implementation of the Wii motion plus, or if it doesn't have a DS counterpart, I'm gonna give this one a solid miss.
 

Embz

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OMG i cant wait!! I love trauma team :)
Being restricted by the bf tho, not allowed to play it till after exams :'( roll on May 24th
 

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I've been a fan of the series on the DS, but not too sure about the Wii's motion control coupled with Trauma Center's unforgiving difficulty and resulting depression for failing to save another life (again)... Definitely going to pick this up when they add the playable Gynecologist tho! Cross those fingers.
 

Susan Arendt

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Yahtzee would love this game. Everyone spam him until he reviews it. That always works right?
 

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FinalIrony said:
I've been a fan of the series on the DS, but not too sure about the Wii's motion control coupled with Trauma Center's unforgiving difficulty and resulting depression for failing to save another life (again)... Definitely going to pick this up when they add the playable Gynecologist tho! Cross those fingers.
An understandable concern, but trust me, it won't be a problem in this instance. Even without the Motion Plus, the controls still work perfectly, and are forgiving enough so that you don't have to be 100% exact. You can be a bit shaky and still succeed.

If the precision of the control is your sole reason to not try the game, definitely reconsider. It's just not a factor this time around.
 

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FAN GIRL SCREAM!

Yeah, I loved the newest DS version. This game is gonna be so amazingly amazing.... especially if it got easier because god only knows that the ds version was damn hard. I'm not sure why I love such bizarre games but there you go ;)
 

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This actually sounds like a really interesting game with all the modes of play available, almost enough to make me wish I had a Wii.
 

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I really enjoyed the previous Wii iterations, and I am a LITTLE concerned about the pulling back of the difficulty. I realize that this is just a game, but a surgery SHOULD be rather difficult and not have a large margin of error. It gives you more of a sense of accomplishment. You should really "learn" what to use on various thing as opposed to being blatantly told every time what tool to use. Still, the game does look fun and it's already in my gamefly queue. Just wish I didn't have to still wait nearly a month to do so...
 

Soxafloppin

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I actually had my mind made up that i wouldnt like this game before i watched the video, i may have been wrong it looks fun.
 

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Forgive me if it is stated, but is the newest game out on DS?
It's mentioned that other TT games have been on DS, but the video's totally on the Wii.
 

Susan Arendt

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ChaosDemon said:
Forgive me if it is stated, but is the newest game out on DS?
It's mentioned that other TT games have been on DS, but the video's totally on the Wii.
Other Trauma games have been on the DS, yes, but Trauma Team is for the Wii.
 

Amnestic

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Sounds like an absolutely ace game. Might even convince me to dust off my Wii and give it a go.
 

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Really excited to give this a shot! I've loved all of the Trauma Center games I've played so far and I doubt this will be much different :)
 

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yourbeliefs said:
I really enjoyed the previous Wii iterations, and I am a LITTLE concerned about the pulling back of the difficulty. I realize that this is just a game, but a surgery SHOULD be rather difficult and not have a large margin of error. It gives you more of a sense of accomplishment. You should really "learn" what to use on various thing as opposed to being blatantly told every time what tool to use. Still, the game does look fun and it's already in my gamefly queue.
Pretty much exactly what he said (except I don't have gamefly).

It always felt like an accomplishment to succeed in each mission, and it's more realistic to be more precise... But alas, everything is trying to more mainstream these days eh?
 

TheDoctor455

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How do you top the masked super-hero joke?

Well... since he's apparently calling himself "Captain Eagle", all you really have to do is make a "Falcon punch" joke.
 

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Trauma centre for the DS was ridiculous. You had to operate on 5 patients in 8 minutes at one point and the only way I passed was to get deunk in a bar and then try it....which when you think about it is just about the most accurate depiction of surgery ever. This could be awesome though too
 

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Susan Arendt said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
Susan Arendt said:
Onyx Oblivion said:
I do believe that, from a gameplay standpoint, I'm cut out for the mostly tension free world of diagnostics and forensics.

Sounds good, and forgiving. I was scared off by the past games.

OHHH!

Does the game bring back GUILT?

Also, is the video supposed to be embedded twice?
Yep, once on each page. As for the plot...I'm just gonna let you find out on your own.

It is far more forgiving than previous iterations, and in my opinion, therefore far more enjoyable. It's much harder to flat-out fail than it used to be, but it's still quite challenging to get those S ratings. A very nice balance.
I'm not the kind of person to go for stuff like S ratings...Surely the 6 characters will keep me entertained long enough, no? But I'll see about picking this up in a few weeks. When I'm done with Monster Hunter Tri. :)
and is the crazy story a plus or is it just weird and misplaced.

Me personally, I say the game is worth it just for the diagnostics, forensics, and emergency med. The other three are just gravy.
 

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Probably going to pick this up, main reason being it's an Atlus Game. I have been on a real Atlus binge lately. Looks cool though, may actually get around to opening it eventually to play :p. After I finish Persona 3, 2, and 1, Digital Devil Saga 1+2, Devil Summoner 1+2 and the 4 or 5 Atlus games I got for DS :p.
 

Nerdfury

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What surprises (and horrifies) me is that there seems to be such a dedicated following to this.

I'll pass.
 

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I couldn't get the video to load :( probably my connection.

This sounds like a glorified game of Operation ^_^ lol
 

Susan Arendt

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I actually like this series and I think it's one of the VERY few Wii games which feels... decent. Great use of a Wii remote, interesting gameplay, lots of variety and a plot.
 

ssgt splatter

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Ok, I could only watch the first 46 seconds of the video before I got bored. I can find games like this online for free.
 

dubious_wolf

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I find this game intriguing if I had a wii or a DS I would buy it simply for a break from my normal FPS, RPG super due tag team.
Guns and shooting stuff is great but fixing the people you just shot? fun time fun times.
 

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Really? No one has said it yet? Okay, allow me:

"Doctor! My sister has Cancer.... ZOMBIE CANCER!"
*Ahh YAYEA!!!"

*pew pew pew*
 

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The Escapist got an early copy? That's pretty cool. THis game doesn't come out until Mid May
 

BehattedWanderer

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Looks as good as the rest, maybe a bit better. Still has the guy who looks like Spike Spiegel, huh? Talk about a sticky character image. And if you mess up on a super surgery do you have the option of skipping a week of work because you are having some inconsolable moments of self-doubt after a traumatic event?
 

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This review got my hopes so high to go pick it up today, seeing as The Escapist is usually a little late with their reviews.

Then I found out it's not out for three weeks. MY SOUL IS CRUSHED.
 

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Loved the video, the ending absolutely cracked me up and gave my day much needed butterflies.

Unfortunately it appears that I'm going to have to wait another four months to find out why the butterflies are there... Stupid European release dates.
 

fanklok

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I only watched the vidya (who can be arsed to read now a days) but what cheesy old school violence censorship through words ever used spang? that doesn't even sound like someone getting punched.

Looks interesting if I ever break down, lose my gamer dignity, my soul, and every system and computer in the house breaks simultaneously I'll get a Wii and check this out.
 

snow

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Whaaaat?! All the hard parts of trauma center is what made the game fun! What's the point if you no longer have to remember how to do things?.. gah! -,-;
 

Susan Arendt

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snowfox said:
Whaaaat?! All the hard parts of trauma center is what made the game fun! What's the point if you no longer have to remember how to do things?.. gah! -,-;
Remembering how to do things was fine, trying to juggle four of those things while keeping up with shifty controls was not that much fun.

So many levels ended up being about shoothing up a guy with magic life juice until you had him healthy enough to try to actually do something useful. I'm fine with a more Phoenix Wright-y approach to the genre.
 

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Noelveiga said:
snowfox said:
Whaaaat?! All the hard parts of trauma center is what made the game fun! What's the point if you no longer have to remember how to do things?.. gah! -,-;
Remembering how to do things was fine, trying to juggle four of those things while keeping up with shifty controls was not that much fun.

So many levels ended up being about shoothing up a guy with magic life juice until you had him healthy enough to try to actually do something useful. I'm fine with a more Phoenix Wright-y approach to the genre.
To each their own I guess.
 

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she did a good revew and she don't need to jock about it i mean come on just look at it, it is a jock right......but it duse look like fun
 

Pinstar

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Now if they could take a game like this and mix it with say Peter Molynoux's classic Theme Hospital for a little combo of hands on and hands off action...
 

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Blue-State said:
Yahtzee would love this game. Everyone spam him until he reviews it. That always works right?
Hahahhahahaha yeah dude ure the only one that made me lol in these coments....i mean dude...what's up with ppl liking this [email protected][email protected]
Idk bout u ppl but i reeeeeaaaaaaly hate beeng in a hospital....i mean...wen i'm in a hospital is cose i fel of my Suzuki GSXR trying to do wheelies or going to fast...and that translates in to ALOT of pain....so seeng tis game (even if the revew was funny and well ehm WELL made by a sexy voice)is like ...a bit wierd....unless they are studiing to become doctors...witch wood make sense...but not realy...cose of the cartoonish desighn of the game...
WOW i typed in alot of stuff...
P.S. excuse my bad typing i'm Italiano