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6.4 out of 10

Lifesigns: Surgical Unit

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Overall 7
7.0

Lifesigns: Surgical Unit

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Raunchiness, Eccentric characters, Unique angle
  • Cons: Not much surgery to be done, Performing said surgery boring, Weak writing
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Overall 9
8.5

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit

ztgd.com
27 January 2011
  • Excerpt: What do you get when you add a bit of Phoenix Wright, a dash of […]
  • Pros: + Ability to Diagnose Patients, + Well written story, + Interesting Character Development, + DS Controls Spot On, + Medical Terminology isn’t dumbed down.
  • Cons: A little less trial and error in diagnosis, A few aspects of surgery functionality may aggravate, DreamCatcher now makes us want Kenshuui Tendo Dokuta 1.
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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 8
7.6
Sound 7
6.6
Control 6
6.4
Addiction 7
7.4

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Review

Cheat Code Central
15 November 2009
Overall 8
8.3
Gameplay 8
8.1
Graphics 8
8.3
Sound 8
7.5
Storyline 8
8.3
Control 9
8.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
20 March 2009
  • Excerpt: I can describe Lifesigns: Surgical Unit in five words: Phoenix Wright in a hospital. Transforming Phoenix Wright into Lifesigns: Surgical Unit only requires a few simple steps. Replace Phoenix Wright with Dr. Tendo. Replace gathering evidence with diagnosing patients. Replace interviewing witnesses and examining crime scenes with conferring with hospital staff, tending to patients, and generally walking around the hospital following peoples' dramas.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
6.5
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 7
6.5

Lifesigns: Surgical Unit

Nintendo World Report
7 May 2008
  • Summary: Or as I like to call it, "Drama Center".
  • Pros: Amusing characters and stories, Excellent anime-style artwork, Music is catchy and changes according to the circumstances of each situation, Operations require concentration and technique
  • Cons: Can’t restart operations after making early mistakes, Fact-gathering can be a tedious, trial-and-error process, Mini-games seem detached from the rest of the title, Necessity for precise cuts during operations makes playing on the go difficult, No way to skip conversations you’ve already read
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Overall 5
4.5

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit

Auracore MediaWorks
14 January 2008
  • Summary: This surgical simulation leaves you flatlined on the table.
  • Pros: Laughable characters, cute mini-games.
  • Cons: Unusually picky about precision, lack of actual gameplay, poor storyline.
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LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Review

GameSpot
8 January 2008
  • Excerpt: LifeSigns: Surgical Unit is like a rather bold hybrid of Phoenix Wright and Trauma Center. You might call it Drama Center, or Phoenix Wright: Surgeon at Hospital. To wit, not only is most of the game spent conversing with other characters, but you must also occasionally convince them to see things your way by presenting pieces of evidence from your medical record, which is nearly identical to the psyche-lock mechanic from Phoenix Wright.
  • Pros: Weird dialog and cool characters, Solid surgical gameplay, Avoids some of the pitfalls native to the adventure genre
  • Cons: Broken heart battles, Examination sequences make you feel like a creep, The presentation is rough around the edges
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Overall 6
6.0

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit

Thunderbolt Games
6 January 2008
  • Excerpt: A young lady presents with abdominal pain – is it acute appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis, or something far more sinister (and more difficult to say)? It’s just another day in the life of Tendo Dokuta, a second year intern over at the LifeSigns hospital. Comparisons will immediately be drawn to the Ace Attorney series of text-based adventures.
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Overall 4
4.0

LifeSigns: Surgical Unit

gamervision.com
28 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Game: Lifesigns: Surgical Unit Genre: Medical Simulation Platform: Nintendo DS It’s certainly been a crazy year for video games from start to finish. Now that things are finally starting to slow down a little bit, it’s time for me to go back and check out some of the smaller games I may have missed in recent months what with the constant slew of epic new releases.
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