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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 systemTrauma 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
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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
    Those who loved the original should at least try the game to experience how having the Wii-mote has changed the feel of the operations.
  3. Nintendo Power
    85
    The game is long, challenging, and arguably the most fun you'll have on Wii at launch. [Jan. 2007, p.108]
  4. Games Master UK
    83
    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
    While the presentation is a little bare and there is only support for a single player, there's plenty to enjoy to justify the purchase.
  6. 80
    Gamers who crave challenge, plot and the chance to really get their hands dirty with the Wii motion control will respond well to Trauma Center: Second Opinion.
  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: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. KDep
    Jan 18, 2007
    10
    It's too bad Baldjohn didn't give this game a chance. It's obvious he didn't play past about the 5th mission. It get far It's too bad Baldjohn didn't give this game a chance. It's obvious he didn't play past about the 5th mission. It get far better and more interesting as you delve into it. This game is essentially a puzzle game. You have a patient to work on, and you have to know what you're looking for an what to do once you find it. There's many situations that arise, and some require special abilities that you develop as the game progresses. It's very fun and highly challenging on some of the harder levels, when the game stops basically walking you through what to do. You are graded on your skill and speed, so going back to obtain a better rating of most levels to unlock content is needed. Most missions are only 5 - 10 minutes, so it's a great pick-up-and-go game. The cutscenes and storylines get shorter as time goes on. There are a large number of levels (60+), each unique and challenging in their own way, and no two levels are the same. Easily the 2nd best game on the Wii right now. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. JS
    Apr 6, 2007
    10
    Loved IT! Challenging. But not for those who don't enjoy story lines.
  3. KevinR.
    Nov 24, 2006
    9
    Is it tough? Yes. Does it have a few control issues? Yes. But is it an improvement over the DS version. An emphatic yes.
  4. TomG
    May 6, 2007
    9
    I played Under The Knife. It was awesome, but the cutscenes annoyed the hell out of me. It felt like an anime soap opera. Now, we take all I played Under The Knife. It was awesome, but the cutscenes annoyed the hell out of me. It felt like an anime soap opera. Now, we take all this, and a bag of chips, graphic improvements, new elements, a brand spankin' new ending, and difficulty options, and you get one hell of a Wii game. But, seriously, Atlus needed to do away with the anime cutscenes, and throw in actual 3D models, and all the modern day cutscene techniques, and show what the Wii can really do. Another downside, is that when millions of lacerations pop open, and the blood and particles load, the framerate slows down. Well, magnificent effects are loading, what did you think would happen? Would a GUILT membrane pop out and bite you in the ass? Would your Wii's SD card slot open up and sing some Celine Dion? The framerate slows down, you idiot! But seriously, go out and buy this game, and for all you who say it sucks, you clearly don't know what a good game is. And you probably have only played up to level 5. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2018
    7
    It's a super cheesy game, but if you can get over that, it's definitely a fun story to play through and the gameplay is good enough to keepIt's a super cheesy game, but if you can get over that, it's definitely a fun story to play through and the gameplay is good enough to keep you interested. Expand
  6. 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. ToThe 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
  7. DanC.
    May 15, 2007
    2
    Boring game with lame cut scenes. I returned it after a day.

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