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  • Summary: Trauma Center: Second Opinion is NOT a quick-and-dirty port of the DS title "Trauma Center: Under the Knife." It has new graphics and animation; new surgical implements and operation types; a second playable character with new missions; multiple difficulty modes; and a revised control system that takes full advantage of the Wii Remote. It's a remake (or "Wii-make," if you prefer) with gobs of added content. As with Under the Knife, the voice acting in Second Opinion is presented in the operation scenes to enhance the drama and punctuate the action. [Atlus USA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. Much like "Under the Knife" for DS, Trauma Center: Second Opinion is a perfect demonstration of a game that simply cannot exist on any other console platform. It is both gorgeous and stylish.
  2. 90
    A perfect fit for the Nintendo Wii. If you've played the DS title, then you need to play this too. If you haven't, then don't do your new Wii the disservice of ignoring TCSO. It's a refreshingly original game that'll give you a ride well worth taking.
  3. If you're a Caduceus veteran, the new controls, multiple difficulty options, and new surgeries and tools will more than satisfy. [Jan 2007, p.103]
  4. As brilliant on Wii as it is on DS, but it does feel like a bit of a missed opportunity. There's no two-player - we fancied a bit of head-to-head operating or co-op. [Jan 2007, p.77]
  5. 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.
  6. I was worried how games would be able to translate the new control mechanics of the Wii into gameplay, but this is a very solid example of how it should feel when it’s done correctly.
  7. It's frustrating, often needlessly so, and frequently loses its enjoyable premise behind the guise of arbitrary design decisions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Nov 4, 2012
    9
    One of my favourite Wii games. A great concept, with enjoyable gameplay. The storyline is well-crafted and keeps you engaged. Some may find the still-image-and-text cutscene presentation and lack of voice acting a bit annoying, but they don't seriously damage the game. The music is excellent and the controls work very well. There is a solid difficulty curve, and it does get fairly difficult, but there is an 'Easy' mode. Well done Atlus on a creative and engaging game. Definitely buy this! Expand
  2. Aug 19, 2012
    8
    this game is very exciting and one of the best games on the Wii this will not teach you how to be a surgeon this game is all about a test of reflexes and precision the longer you take on your surgeries the faster patients life bar diminishes the controls work perfectly with the Wii controller this game starts off slow but then it becomes more fast paced the storyline isn't that amazing but it is well done for what it is and the anime are style suits it quite well since its impossible for Atlus to ever make a bad game i wasn't expecting this to bad this is also a port from the DS (which ive never played) but from what i've heard they have added things in this one this game is definatly a great addition to your collection of Wii games p.s the soundtracks are greats Expand
  3. 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 highly recommended to anyone looking for a unique, high-tension experience. Expand
  4. 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 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
  5. 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. Expand

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