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Vyse the Legend
29-12-2008, 05:46 PM
Trauma Center : New Blood




Released: Europe: 7th November 2008


Players: 1-2 players.


Developers: ATLUS


Console: Nintendo Wii


Trauma Center has come a long way since itís earlier DS days, and New Blood is no exception to this trend. While maintaining the fundamental ideas that made Trauma Center a great new release to begin with, it has developed the game to include more features and a deeper storyline which appeals to both new gamers and veterans.



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For those new to Trauma Center, the game consists of the player taking on the role of a surgeon in which you are to use various surgical equipment and perform operations. Operations vary greatly, sometimes itís removing glass fragments from a patient, removing tumours, or restructuring broken bones. The game flows in a series of difference challenges, in a linear storyline in which different situations occur which require operations.



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The first noticeable thing about Trauma Center is the fact that you can choose which protagonist you wish to play as, and then you have the ability to go back and do it with a different surgeon. This means there are separate ratings, so in theory youíd have much more to do once you have finished the game, because you could do it with the other surgeons. As well as this, the more hardcore gamers will be pleased to know that the ranking system is still in place, so to complete it 100% you can still go back and perfect your scores. The new online ranking system also letís you check up on how you are doing in comparison to other players.



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A very noticeable and welcome addition is the two player mode. This means instead of taking turns you can both have a go, which is good if you are playing it with a friend. It doesnít however affect one player mode at all, so if you want to stop and play it alone halfway through, you can do that.



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A slight difference, which could be either taken as good or bad, is the seemingly increased difficulty of New Blood in comparison to Second Opinion. I personally think this is a good idea, and even Easy mode can get pretty challenging at times, which prolongs the games life so you donít just breeze through it. Some may argue that it is unfair for the casual players to the game, but there is still leeway on the Easy mode for those that arenít so used to Trauma Center.



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Trauma Center : New Blood also makes better use of the Wii Mote, with different actions to be used a lot more than they were in Second Opinion. There is also a lot more diversity of cases, many different things to do so it isnít just more of the same. As I said earlier, however, it still retains the positive elements of the first Trauma Center, but it just expands them.



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All in all, Trauma Center : New Blood is an excellent game, particularly for those who are already fans of the series. It does have itís minor flaws, one of which includes cheesy American voice acting, but for some of the more impatient gamers it does help break up large paragraphs of text which is regularly seen in games like Trauma Center. The artwork remains as good as ever with a nice array of characters and facial expressions, and views of different scenery. If you havenít played any other Trauma Center, I recommend having a go on those first before you attempt itís more challenging counterpart.



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My final score for Trauma Center : New Blood is a solid 9 out of 10.


Review by Misa Misa.

Bujaka
29-12-2008, 05:50 PM
wow good review

if i had a wii id get the game :D

Misa Misa
29-12-2008, 05:57 PM
wow good review

if i had a wii id get the game :D

Thanks Bujaka :D Yeah I really like it ~ Some people aren't so keen but it's to my tastes I guess :D

Star Hustler
29-12-2008, 06:07 PM
Nice review misa. :D

This game is so intense, cool and yet so chilled.

robsclone
29-12-2008, 07:39 PM
Definitely a great game!

Another big seller for me was the two player Co-Op mode. My wife and I got a big kick out of doing surgeries together, shouting out to each other

"You do the cuts and I'll remove the tumor! Okay! Grab the antibacterial!"

Definitely a blast to be had :) Good review!

garfieldisntfat
29-12-2008, 09:01 PM
Doctor games = not vry gud lolol. D:

Nice review though.

vrc2k?
29-12-2008, 09:53 PM
apparantly its got stupid pieces of logic in it

such as when something happens and you aren't allowed to do anything, if you just prepare a syringe (or do anything) that doesn't affect the patient, you will kill them.

what the fridge

Shooting Palanx
30-12-2008, 01:35 AM
Wow, I thought Vyse posted up this review, and thought wtfux I know this isn't Vyse's types of games :p

I can see how this can appeal to certain age groups, but I've never seen a game that involves surgery look so intense lol.

Nice review though :)

Vyse the Legend
30-12-2008, 12:41 PM
Haha what makes this not my kind of game SP!?! :p Actually I had thought about getting this (well the first game in the series,) just opted against it, but I wouldn't class it as being a game I wouldn't play.

Oh and Misa asked me to put this up as CW hasn't been on as much, which is fair enough because of the time of year, sure he doesn't mind.

Shooting Palanx
30-12-2008, 03:06 PM
Lol, I've also added it to the glossary as well.

I wouldn't say I won't give it a try, but it doesn't seem like my kind of game as well.

Rapture
30-12-2008, 08:22 PM
Doesnt it have like, made up diseases? Shooting X-ray beams out of the radioactive super cores and the like?



Use your zappy gun to zap them...

Misa Misa
30-12-2008, 10:45 PM
Doesnt it have like, made up diseases? Shooting X-ray beams out of the radioactive super cores and the like?



Use your zappy gun to zap them...

No, most of the diseases are real. Then there is another form, which I don't want to give away too much about, but in the other Trauma Centers, there is an artificial disease used as a form of medical terrorism, so you have to treat patients with that.

Rawgasm
30-12-2008, 10:47 PM
Doesnt it have like, made up diseases? Shooting X-ray beams out of the radioactive super cores and the like?


WHAT!?!?!?!

Is super cancer a disease in the game? You know there's only one known cure...

Rapture
31-12-2008, 04:54 PM
Go to youtube and watch "Awesome Center Redux".

All will be revealed.