Trauma Center: Second Opinion

Simulation Game - Wii - MPN: TC700011
Product Details
Description
Trauma Center: Second Opinion turns your living in room into an O.R!. You play the surgeon in this exciting Medical Drama simulation. You'll need to cure patients of everything from routine medical maladies to life-threatening designer viruses. And, of course, there's all that drama waiting just outside of the operating room. Your medical toolkit includes scalpels, forceps, defibrillator paddles, syringes and more--all designed for use with the Wii Remote!.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Genre Simulation Game
Release Date 2006-11-14
Expert Reviews
Trauma Center - Second Opinion
4 Star Review  GameZone - Dec 1, 2006

"Doctor, his arm is bleeding!" "Doctor, his tumor is growing!" "Doctor, he's crashing!" "Doctor! Doctor!!" The first Trauma Center brought innovation and creativity to a handheld that's known for having both. When the Nintendo Wii – the quintessential home version of the DS – was officially unveiled in May, it was announced that Trauma Center would be operating its way to that console as well. If you've yet to perform your first surgery, let me bring you up to speed. Trauma Center is a story-driven action/strategy game where your only goal is to save lives.

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Trauma Center: Second Opinion
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Trauma Center: Second Opinion receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.3 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #1,233 game of all time, #3 game of 2006 for the Wii and #10 Wii game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 41 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Trauma Center: Second Opinion
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Dec 1, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 16 expert reviews for Trauma Center: Second Opinion and the average expert rating is 74 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Help Me!
4 Star Review   By member neuromix - May 11, 2007   

Strengths: unique gameplay, 3 difficulty modes

Weakness: remake of ds version, nothing new

This game is just like the Nintendo DS version which was kind of disappointing if you already owned it. It brought nothing new, except the ability to display it on a television screen. Even though the game was a port of the ds version, the ability to select the difficulty level was very helpful!! Without that option, I wouldnt be able to fully experience the game, as it was extremely difficult for me on the ds version (I was stuck on 5th level). Using the wii remote increased gameplay considerably, almost mimicing real life actions such as the picking things up with the forceps. The object of the game is to complete the task of each scenario and stabilize your patient. Even though this is a video game, it helped me realize I made the right choice of not choosing becoming a doctor as my profession.

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DS port better on Wii!
5 Star Review   By member botticus - May 8, 2007   

Strengths: Excellent and intuitive controls improve upon the DS experience

Weakness: Even with additional voice work, production values are similar to the DS version.

Trauma Center was an excellent (but ridiculously hard) game on the DS, making great use of the unique touch-screen controls. In making the move to the Wii, everything remains intact, and then some. The use of motion controls makes the game much more immersive. Using the analog stick to choose instruments on the fly speeds up the game a bit. In addition, an easier difficulty level was provided making the game somewhat doable for the majority of us gamers who no longer have the fastest reflexes. Some improved animation or voice work would have been nice for the console port of the handheld game, but what we are provided looks lovely all the same.

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You too can play surgeon
4 Star Review   By member JDreborn - Apr 28, 2007   

Strengths: Gameplay, story

Weakness: Controls can be off at times

Trauma Center: Second Opinion is a surgeon sim for Nintendo Wii. You play as Dr. Derek Stiles a surgeon operating on patients with various problems. The game really uses the wii-mote to engross you in the gameplay. Like stitching up a patients wounds or picking out shards of glass stuck in a patient. Only problem I had was controls take some time getting used to the precision needed in doing some of the surgical operations. I enjoyed this game and I'm sure many others will too. I give the game 4 stars.

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Perform Surgery on the Wii
3 Star Review   By member krunch - Apr 27, 2007   

Strengths: Great use of the wiimote.

Weakness: Not a lot of replay value. Some controls seem glitchy.

For me, Trauma Center is one of those games that I never really feel like playing, but once I pick it back up, I realize just how fun it is. In the game, you use the wiimote to perform various surgical procedures--cutting with a scalpel, applying antiseptic, and even using a defibrilator. For the most part the wiimote controls work very well, but there are a few frustrating techniques where the controls seem unresponsive. While the game is indeed fun, I would wait until it lowers to ~$30 before buying.

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Playing Doctor!
4 Star Review   By member techlover - Apr 2, 2007   

Strengths: Excellent Gameplay, Excellent Sound Effects, Beautiful Comic Like Graphics

The Story is deep, a little to deep at times. I found myself skipping the dialogue trying to get to the next patient as quickly as possible. Controls are simple after learning which instrument does what,you'll be killing tumors and stiching up patients like a real MD, well sort of. I wish there was spoken dialogue to keep my interest in the story instead of reading text after text.

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You need to play this game, STAT!
5 Star Review   By member The_Admiral - Mar 20, 2007   

Strengths: Looks great. Great story. Fantastic controls. Lots of fun.

Weakness: Can be hard. Slightly repetative if you've played it for the DS

Trauma Center is a perfect fit for the Wii as a release game. If you played the Ds version you know that you star as a young doctor who trys to save lives from a mysterious plague called GUILT. Where you used the stylus on the DS, you use the Wii Remote to perform your surguries on the Wii. Some of the content is recycled from the first game. But learning the new controls makes it slightly fresh and there is some new content too. This is highly recommended to those who like puzzle games which require some dexerity.

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Trauma Center: Second Opinion
4 Star Review   By member classicgamer52 - Mar 11, 2007   

Strengths: Remake of DS version with added surgical tools and a new character, great showcase of the Wii's unique controls

Weakness: Steep difficulty curve, some glitches with control detection

Trauma Center: Second Opinion is an enhanced version of Trauma Center: Under the Knife, for Nintendo DS. This version adds a new playable character in a handful of new side missions, as well as new tools such as a defibrillator. Gameplay is fun and works very well with the Wii Remote in place of the DS stylus, and selecting tools with the nunchuck is also very handy. On the downside, new players might be frustrated at how quickly the difficulty ramps up after the first few surgeries. Luckily, you can replay previous missions for practice. Also, I noted some occasional slip-ups with the controls, but overall nothing major. Highly recommended.

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One Of My Favorite Games I Own
5 Star Review   By member Donza168 - Mar 10, 2007   

Strengths: The overall gameplay and intenss action secquensis are not bogged down by the somtimes lenghthy cut secens which in most games can be very boring but in this game I belive the designers did a nice job

Weakness: the lack of extra missions after comleteing a chapter. there was alot of the game completely centerd around the main charecter nice but repeditive

I really enjoyed this game and would and have recommend it to my friends i give it a 5 out of 5 so if you have the money get it if you don't have the money then save up for it and if you cant do that then sell something just get this very intense WII opener

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Trauma Center great launch title!
4 Star Review   By member xxtenchixx - Mar 1, 2007   

Strengths: Intuitive controls, great colorful and sparkling graphics, you get to be a surgeon with no medical school debt!

Weakness: Anime-like storyline is cheesy and lame, the characters are displayed using no animation, the virus enemy is called GUILT (seriously, you can think of something better)

Trauma Center is a great game for the Wii. It demonstrates the fun and uniqueness of the controls. Also the idea of being a surgeon with the controls is not something you would think of outright, however they are intuitive and you can jump into the game after 30 min of learning. Good game, only drawbacks is the bad storyline and lack of animation in the graphics.

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Third Opinion
4 Star Review   By member mirado182 - Feb 15, 2007   

Strengths: Controls are nice

Weakness: Pretty much same as DS version

This was my first Wii game (not counting Wii Sports). It was fun and well worth it. Though, this game may be a little tough for the average gamer. The story is told through simple yet effective graphics and is actually decently engaging.

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Product Details
Description
Trauma Center: Second Opinion turns your living in room into an O.R!. You play the surgeon in this exciting Medical Drama simulation. You'll need to cure patients of everything from routine medical maladies to life-threatening designer viruses. And, of course, there's all that drama waiting just outside of the operating room. Your medical toolkit includes scalpels, forceps, defibrillator paddles, syringes and more--all designed for use with the Wii Remote!.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Genre Simulation Game
Release Date 2006-11-14
Summary
Product Title Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Manufacturer Atlus
Power Score 4.2 | 14 Reviews
Game Information
Maximum Number of Local Players: 1
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Software Name: Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Software Main Type: Game
Brand Name: Atlus
Frequency Band: Single Player
Expert Reviews
Trauma Center - Second Opinion
4 Star Review  GameZone - Dec 1, 2006

"Doctor, his arm is bleeding!" "Doctor, his tumor is growing!" "Doctor, he's crashing!" "Doctor! Doctor!!" The first Trauma Center brought innovation and creativity to a handheld that's known for having both. When the Nintendo Wii – the quintessential home version of the DS – was officially unveiled in May, it was announced that Trauma Center would be operating its way to that console as well. If you've yet to perform your first surgery, let me bring you up to speed. Trauma Center is a story-driven action/strategy game where your only goal is to save lives.

Read the full review »

Trauma Center: Second Opinion
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Trauma Center: Second Opinion receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.3 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #1,233 game of all time, #3 game of 2006 for the Wii and #10 Wii game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 41 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

Trauma Center: Second Opinion
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Dec 1, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 16 expert reviews for Trauma Center: Second Opinion and the average expert rating is 74 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Help Me!
4 Star Review   By member neuromix - May 11, 2007   

Strengths: unique gameplay, 3 difficulty modes

Weakness: remake of ds version, nothing new

This game is just like the Nintendo DS version which was kind of disappointing if you already owned it. It brought nothing new, except the ability to display it on a television screen. Even though the game was a port of the ds version, the ability to select the difficulty level was very helpful!! Without that option, I wouldnt be able to fully experience the game, as it was extremely difficult for me on the ds version (I was stuck on 5th level). Using the wii remote increased gameplay considerably, almost mimicing real life actions such as the picking things up with the forceps. The object of the game is to complete the task of each scenario and stabilize your patient. Even though this is a video game, it helped me realize I made the right choice of not choosing becoming a doctor as my profession.

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DS port better on Wii!
5 Star Review   By member botticus - May 8, 2007   

Strengths: Excellent and intuitive controls improve upon the DS experience

Weakness: Even with additional voice work, production values are similar to the DS version.

Trauma Center was an excellent (but ridiculously hard) game on the DS, making great use of the unique touch-screen controls. In making the move to the Wii, everything remains intact, and then some. The use of motion controls makes the game much more immersive. Using the analog stick to choose instruments on the fly speeds up the game a bit. In addition, an easier difficulty level was provided making the game somewhat doable for the majority of us gamers who no longer have the fastest reflexes. Some improved animation or voice work would have been nice for the console port of the handheld game, but what we are provided looks lovely all the same.

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You too can play surgeon
4 Star Review   By member JDreborn - Apr 28, 2007   

Strengths: Gameplay, story

Weakness: Controls can be off at times

Trauma Center: Second Opinion is a surgeon sim for Nintendo Wii. You play as Dr. Derek Stiles a surgeon operating on patients with various problems. The game really uses the wii-mote to engross you in the gameplay. Like stitching up a patients wounds or picking out shards of glass stuck in a patient. Only problem I had was controls take some time getting used to the precision needed in doing some of the surgical operations. I enjoyed this game and I'm sure many others will too. I give the game 4 stars.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Perform Surgery on the Wii
3 Star Review   By member krunch - Apr 27, 2007   

Strengths: Great use of the wiimote.

Weakness: Not a lot of replay value. Some controls seem glitchy.

For me, Trauma Center is one of those games that I never really feel like playing, but once I pick it back up, I realize just how fun it is. In the game, you use the wiimote to perform various surgical procedures--cutting with a scalpel, applying antiseptic, and even using a defibrilator. For the most part the wiimote controls work very well, but there are a few frustrating techniques where the controls seem unresponsive. While the game is indeed fun, I would wait until it lowers to ~$30 before buying.

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Playing Doctor!
4 Star Review   By member techlover - Apr 2, 2007   

Strengths: Excellent Gameplay, Excellent Sound Effects, Beautiful Comic Like Graphics

The Story is deep, a little to deep at times. I found myself skipping the dialogue trying to get to the next patient as quickly as possible. Controls are simple after learning which instrument does what,you'll be killing tumors and stiching up patients like a real MD, well sort of. I wish there was spoken dialogue to keep my interest in the story instead of reading text after text.

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You need to play this game, STAT!
5 Star Review   By member The_Admiral - Mar 20, 2007   

Strengths: Looks great. Great story. Fantastic controls. Lots of fun.

Weakness: Can be hard. Slightly repetative if you've played it for the DS

Trauma Center is a perfect fit for the Wii as a release game. If you played the Ds version you know that you star as a young doctor who trys to save lives from a mysterious plague called GUILT. Where you used the stylus on the DS, you use the Wii Remote to perform your surguries on the Wii. Some of the content is recycled from the first game. But learning the new controls makes it slightly fresh and there is some new content too. This is highly recommended to those who like puzzle games which require some dexerity.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Trauma Center: Second Opinion
4 Star Review   By member classicgamer52 - Mar 11, 2007   

Strengths: Remake of DS version with added surgical tools and a new character, great showcase of the Wii's unique controls

Weakness: Steep difficulty curve, some glitches with control detection

Trauma Center: Second Opinion is an enhanced version of Trauma Center: Under the Knife, for Nintendo DS. This version adds a new playable character in a handful of new side missions, as well as new tools such as a defibrillator. Gameplay is fun and works very well with the Wii Remote in place of the DS stylus, and selecting tools with the nunchuck is also very handy. On the downside, new players might be frustrated at how quickly the difficulty ramps up after the first few surgeries. Luckily, you can replay previous missions for practice. Also, I noted some occasional slip-ups with the controls, but overall nothing major. Highly recommended.

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One Of My Favorite Games I Own
5 Star Review   By member Donza168 - Mar 10, 2007   

Strengths: The overall gameplay and intenss action secquensis are not bogged down by the somtimes lenghthy cut secens which in most games can be very boring but in this game I belive the designers did a nice job

Weakness: the lack of extra missions after comleteing a chapter. there was alot of the game completely centerd around the main charecter nice but repeditive

I really enjoyed this game and would and have recommend it to my friends i give it a 5 out of 5 so if you have the money get it if you don't have the money then save up for it and if you cant do that then sell something just get this very intense WII opener

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Trauma Center great launch title!
4 Star Review   By member xxtenchixx - Mar 1, 2007   

Strengths: Intuitive controls, great colorful and sparkling graphics, you get to be a surgeon with no medical school debt!

Weakness: Anime-like storyline is cheesy and lame, the characters are displayed using no animation, the virus enemy is called GUILT (seriously, you can think of something better)

Trauma Center is a great game for the Wii. It demonstrates the fun and uniqueness of the controls. Also the idea of being a surgeon with the controls is not something you would think of outright, however they are intuitive and you can jump into the game after 30 min of learning. Good game, only drawbacks is the bad storyline and lack of animation in the graphics.

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Third Opinion
4 Star Review   By member mirado182 - Feb 15, 2007   

Strengths: Controls are nice

Weakness: Pretty much same as DS version

This was my first Wii game (not counting Wii Sports). It was fun and well worth it. Though, this game may be a little tough for the average gamer. The story is told through simple yet effective graphics and is actually decently engaging.

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Great Game!
5 Star Review   By member visionviper - Dec 31, 2006   

Strengths: Great gameplay, can get you sucked in quickly.

Weakness: At first, controls can be a bit awkward, but it is easy to get use to.

Trauma Center is a game that I enjoy playing. I have recommended it to several friends who also like it. It's a game that is easy to learn and that is fun to play. It also has good replay value. I have gone back to all of the operations to at least get an A, or the coveted S (Master Surgeon) on all the levels.

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