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. Tim
    Aug 13, 2010
    6
    The idea and use of the interface is brilliant, as are the first couple of levels, but along with any other innovation, can get repetitive. To solve this the gameplay then becomes more and more bizarre with little creatures swimming around inside patients, which take the fun out of the 'i'm-being-a-surgeon-on-my-wii' feeling as the reality of operations disappears. Could have been great.
  2. JesseR.
    Nov 19, 2006
    7
    This game is very different than most games I play I thought I would give it a try. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I would recommend to the folks. I bought it but If I could have I would have preferred to rent it.
  3. Thom
    Mar 19, 2007
    6
    Having played "Trauma Center: Under the Knife" on DS, I was extremely excited at the prospect of new levels and new stories. There really isn't much of that in "Second Opinion." "Trauma Center" is a great concept, but doesn't feel quite right on Wii. It's easy to imagine you're cutting with a scalpel when you use the DS's stylus. The Wii remote does not feel as Having played "Trauma Center: Under the Knife" on DS, I was extremely excited at the prospect of new levels and new stories. There really isn't much of that in "Second Opinion." "Trauma Center" is a great concept, but doesn't feel quite right on Wii. It's easy to imagine you're cutting with a scalpel when you use the DS's stylus. The Wii remote does not feel as real. While the addition of the defibrillator and a few extra levels are cool, they're not enough to make "Second Opinion" worthwhile for someone who has played through on DS. Bottom line, if you own a DS buy "Under the Knife." It follows approximately the same story, you should be able to find it used, and the touch screen lends itself to this style of game more than the Wii remote does. Expand
  4. RupertA.
    May 31, 2007
    6
    Boring story. Some neat puzzles, and the controls are well implemented. Good when administered in small doses.
  5. Nov 29, 2011
    6
    The anime style gives a distinctive look and feeling that some ( including me ) may say that it is original for the game . I haven't played any of the DS version , thats the hit spot for TC they started there . The mini-games or the puzzles that consist in cutting and do the medical drama are solely boring in a couple of tries , for example if you beated the whole game unlocked every levelThe anime style gives a distinctive look and feeling that some ( including me ) may say that it is original for the game . I haven't played any of the DS version , thats the hit spot for TC they started there . The mini-games or the puzzles that consist in cutting and do the medical drama are solely boring in a couple of tries , for example if you beated the whole game unlocked every level you wont find much replay value here . The story is forgettable ( and this comes from a dude that have played many anime games in the past ) . While is not a bad game the only problem is, nothing impressive . Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2011
    7
    Trauma Center: Second Opinion is mostly a port of its DS counterpart. The start dully teaches the basics and introduces the characters, but the pace picks up considerably as the operations move from the mundane to the impossible. Performing virtual surgery is a natural and effective use of the Wii's odd controller and the soap opera story adds a lot of charm to the game. This comes highlyTrauma Center: Second Opinion is mostly a port of its DS counterpart. The start dully teaches the basics and introduces the characters, but the pace picks up considerably as the operations move from the mundane to the impossible. Performing virtual surgery is a natural and effective use of the Wii's odd controller and the soap opera story adds a lot of charm to the game. This comes highly recommended to anyone looking for a unique, high-tension experience. 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.