Medical simulation game is bloody but educational.
Common Sense Media
27 January 2008
Summary: Parents need to know that this medical simulation game presents the body and problems with it in a graphic and honest manner. This isn't a good choice for kids who are squeamish around blood because it's full of it. It can also be disturbing when you injure a patient. Using a Wii controller, players simulate the skills required to be a good doctor. The game is tasteful and respectful, but parents should know that it isn't 100 percent realistic.
Excerpt: Upon hearing that the Wii version of Trauma Center would actually be more of a Wii-make than a true sequel, I was a bit disappointed. At the same time, being a huge fan of the DS version I decided to take on Trauma Center: Second Opinion as if I hadn't played it before. After spending a few hours as Dr. Stiles I came away knowing that I had just played one of the best Wii launch titles.
Excerpt: I'm a huge fan of ER. The US medical show that details the daily lives of the doctors working in the Chicago Emergency Room has been a constant fixture in the TV schedule for well over ten years, so Trauma Center for the Wii got me rather excited; well, it got me excited last December when it should have been released.
Excerpt: When I reviewed the first iteration of Trauma Center on the Nintendo DS, I said that it was the first game that truly felt like it couldn't have been done on any other platform. Now that there's a revision of it on the Wii, I guess I'm going to have to eat those words. Although Second Opinion is essentially the same game as the DS's Under the Knife , not only is it just as good, it's the definitive version. Stepping into the role of Dr.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: A joy to play and a must for all fans of quirky games. With the new missions, tools and control method, this should even entice those DS owners who already have Under The Knife. Simply inspired.
Excerpt: Things start off rather easy. In the first few surgeries, the nurse tells you exactly what to do every step of the way. Start an incision, add the magical antibiotic gel that makes everything better, put on a bandage, etc. While there is a timer in these early levels, they are rather easy and serve as a great introduction to how the game works. Your right hand holds the Wii remote and represents your in-game hand.