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  • Summary: Trauma Team is an entirely new medical entertainment experience from the makers of the award-winning Trauma Center series. Encounter unprecedented depth across six distinct fields of medicine: play as a general surgeon, diagnostician, E.M.T., orthopedic surgeon, endoscope technician, and medical examiner. Follow the story as never before with all-new dynamic story sequences inspired by Japanese animation and comics; each dramatic chapter comes vividly to life with distinct style. Hand-drawn art, innovative animation, and quality voice acting perfectly capture the raw intensity, excitement, and danger of every heart-pounding moment. Bigger, more exciting, and more balanced than ever before, Trauma Team promises to be the ultimate medical entertainment experience. [Atlus USA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. With an improved co-op and five fresh gameplay styles It's a great new direction for the Trauma Center series and one of the year's best Wii games so far.
  2. Trauma Team is definitely the most accessible game in Trauma Center's history. With an overwhelming amount of variety, an awesome presentation, and solid gameplay, Trauma Team isn't just the best game in the series; it's also one of the best games on Wii.
  3. Reminds you of the bizarre tactile thrills only Wii can offer. [July 2010, p.58]
  4. Overall, Trauma Team is a very solid inclusion to the franchise. It is undoubtedly a kinder, gentler entry to the franchise that tries to appeal to gamers who've been scared off by the high difficulty of the previous entries.
  5. Trauma Team isn't quite as focused or challenging as its predecessors, but even though the faces have changed and the scenarios have evolved, Atlus has proven that it still knows how to create a compelling and engagingly tense medical drama.
  6. A great game that provides further proof of just how thrilling-and fun-saving lives can be. [June 2010, p.86]
  7. Diagnostics and forensics may slow down the otherwise exciting pacing of the medical drama, but are not so detrimental as to keep this game from being the best entry in the series so far.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Feb 15, 2013
    Fast, intense and very wel designed game.Soundtracks are very well composed. The tutorials are great this time, the use of all the tools are very well explained in this game. A very good sequel for the Trauma Center series. Expand
  2. Jan 19, 2011
    By combining the story telling and emotions of a tv hospital drama with the fun game play of six different game modes, this is the best of the Trauma series if not a must have for the Wii. The game has independent game play modes each focusing on a different doctor with interweaving stories. Each doctor has their own background with great characterization and specialization. 4 out of 6 of the game play modes are fully co-op which work very well together (though we found the endoscopy lacked a bit). Of the other two, playing the diagnostic missions is like playing the tv show House while the other is like CSI. Each mode is fun and different from the others, as well each mission is different enough that game play doesn't begin to feel repetitive. The story and characters are bright and funny with a good mix of drama that brings all six characters together in the end. This game was surprisingly amazing and I highly recommend it. Expand
  3. Aug 24, 2011
    This was my first experience with the "Trauma Center" franchise, and it was great. The gameplay ranges from frenzied, intense surgery and first response to methodical, precise endoscopy and orthopedics to logical, mysterious diagnostics and forensics. The story was a lot better than I thought it would be, and the characters are funny and memorable, with some great chemistry (particularly forensics expert Naomi Kimishima and an FBI agent she affectionately refers to as "Little Guy"). Cutscenes could have been better, but they are pretty good, looking like an animated comic book. The music is amazing, and the voice acting ranges from great to okay. Multiple difficulty levels, and the ability to play missions in all six stories when you please, is a nice addition. Definitely pick this game up if you have any interest, or if you've never played a Trauma Center game before. Not sure how this stands compared to the previous games, but I had a great time with it. Expand
  4. Apr 1, 2013
    This is a very fun game, especially for those who have enjoyed the Trauma Center franchise on the Wii in past years. This time they decided to put 6 characters front and center with some new and unique gameplay elements. The surgeries are still where it is at for this franchise. They are easily the most enjoyable parts of the game. There are different elements to the surgeries with 4 out of the 6 characters here and there and they are different enough to mix things up. The issue is the new diagnoses and autopsy elements of the game. While unique, things just take away from what the game does best and that's the fast paced, steady-hand surgeries. These two new elements are very slow and kinda boring. The characters themselves are not but the gameplay is just hard to get through sometimes and can be a bit ambiguous at times with what they want you to do. The story is really good and the talent they brought in to voice these characters is probably the best collection of talent I've seen in a video game in years. It's fun to see how all these characters start to come together and why they are all related in the end. I enjoyed quite a bit with this game that, even for a big fan of the series, slipped under the radar quite a bit. For people looking to get the most out of a system that has been all but forgotten at this point, give this one a shot. And, if you can get through the very dull diagnoses and autopsies, then you'll love everything about this game. Expand
  5. Apr 4, 2013
    Trauma Team is surprisingly decent. It has a good amount of variety and it is long enough (about 20 hours) to feel like you got your money's worth out of it, without overstaying its welcome. The length is such that when you are at the end of the game, you feel like you are at the end of the game, and that it shouldn't go on beyond when it does. It is a nice change of pace from most other games, and the variety in internal gameplay helps to keep it fresh despite the odd repetitive or weaker section.
    I would give the game a rating of B-. While the game is not amazing, it is a welcome change of pace from pretty much everything else I ordinarily play, and the overall story and gameplay combine in a solid way. While it could be improved in many ways, particularly in reducing the repetition in some parts of the game and altering the failure mechanics, its length and overall diversity help to make it a worthy buy.

    High point: First responder. This section of the game is quite awesome, and it hits all the right marks.

    Low point: Endoscopy. This section is really repetitive, uses awkward controls, and just isn't that much fun.

    Final thought: This game is not only a medical simulation, but also an adventure game, an interesting choice of mix of genre.