Trauma Center: Second Opinion Wii

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47
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  1. DanC.
    May 15, 2007
    2
    Boring game with lame cut scenes. I returned it after a day.
  2. DR
    Aug 10, 2007
    4
    I honestly don't think this game is nearly as good as the score everyone has been giving it. The graphics are interesting and suitable, and I don't usually make that much of a high priority in my reviews. The gameplay is repetitive and boring. After the first chapter, I was astounded that this is how the entire game would play out to be like. The story is cheesy and shoddily put I honestly don't think this game is nearly as good as the score everyone has been giving it. The graphics are interesting and suitable, and I don't usually make that much of a high priority in my reviews. The gameplay is repetitive and boring. After the first chapter, I was astounded that this is how the entire game would play out to be like. The story is cheesy and shoddily put together, and unfortunately, the coolest segment that I have witnessed so far is the interface and the movie in the beginning. *sigh* Maybe it is simply the Wii's minigame madness that really has me down, but I'm not sure. Expand
  3. BaldjohnS.
    Dec 27, 2006
    3
    I bought it, and it's one of those games that are going to sit on the shelf the rest of it's life until I get around to trading it in at the video game store for $2. This game is a soap opera cartoon. The graphics are weak. The in-between storyline dialogs are of 'cutout' characters who do not move and can last 4-5 minutes unless you hit the skip button (the minus I bought it, and it's one of those games that are going to sit on the shelf the rest of it's life until I get around to trading it in at the video game store for $2. This game is a soap opera cartoon. The graphics are weak. The in-between storyline dialogs are of 'cutout' characters who do not move and can last 4-5 minutes unless you hit the skip button (the minus symbol) which you will find out for yourself while you are pressing every possible button to figure out how to get past this boring attempt at a storyline. The things you will quickly learn on this game is that you always have to apply a sterilizing gel before you make a cut with your scalple..boring! You will also be bored with incredibly boring details, i.e. your patient with polyps on his larynx is a rock start singer and this operation could affect his livelyhood! I found this out before I figured out how to skip the dialogs. Oh! Beware, when you skip these dialogs, the screen doesn't go dim and move you to the operation, it fast forwards skipping past the 'slideshow' of characters along with the subtitles ebing flashed below too fast for recognition. It hurts my eyes. Put it this way. This game was the first game my wife played on the Wii and after 10 minutes she didn't want to play it any more or even try another game. She was done! We shut it off and watched a Everybody Loves Raymond rerun. If you really want this game, just wait til it shows up on the 'used' shelf at your video store. It will surely be the first to show up as a 'used' game for the Wii. It's a waste of money at $49.99. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2006
#19 Most Shared Wii Game of 2006
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. 80
    Trauma Center has a charming style, decent graphical and audio presentation, but really excels in the control department. The franchise has been given a rebirth on Wii, and it has never been better.
  2. Difficulty is erratic overall, and some of the operations are infuriatingly tough on any skill level, even without your nurse constantly interrupting to point out how badly you're doing. Still, even though we occasionally had to pause to curse at the TV, we couldn't stop playing - we were addicted.
  3. You don't need a surgeon's patience or precision to appreciate this quirky, inventive, very likable remake of a remarkable Nintendo DS game.