LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Image

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  • Summary: (Known as "LifeSigns: Hospital Affairs" in the UK/EU) Live the exciting life of a young, motivated doctor in this simulation game where you will find out what it is like to examine, diagnose and operate on patients. With the unique features of the DS, you will use authentic medical techniques and instruments to take pulse rates, make incisions and much more. [DreamCatcher Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. 85
    I'm having trouble typing this today, as my left hand is sore from playing Lifesigns so much yesterday. And when a game compels me to play to the point of arthritis, that my friends, is a good thing.
  2. Medical students, or those interested in the medical field, will be interested in this rendition of hospital life as opposed to the fictional storyline from Trauma Center. [JPN Import]
  3. It's mostly successful, aside some bothersome repetition and a handful of other moments where the momentum lags. Fans of anime and hospital dramas will undoubtedly want to scrub-in to see what LifeSigns is all about. They'll be rewarded with an excellent story and some so-so surgical action.
  4. Heavy on text, low on game, which makes it less fun than "Trauma Center." [Christmas 2007, p.84]
  5. Outside of the OR, however, LifeSigns’ bedside manner is far from pleasant.
  6. Attractive set-up based on the atmosphere of a TV series unfortunately suffers by the unbalance of gameplay features and slips to boredom gibberish which kills the funnier parts. [Aug 2008]
  7. About as mind-numbing as brain surgery, Lifesigns: Hospital Affairs concerns itself too much with gossip rather than gameplay. It's an utterly dull game that's better left on the operating table.

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  1. DanielV.
    Nov 20, 2007
    LifeSigns is a fantastic game, and easily one of the most enjoyable text adventures I've ever played. Highly recommended.