The Trauma Centre series has always been a real winner on the Wii, and a franchise which managed to capture all the shaky-hand-pressure and the intense atmosphere of the operating room without subjecting you to any of the gore. It’s the way you like to imagine surgery: clean, precise, and sanitary, with minimal blood and guts. So if you’re squeamish rest assured, Trauma Centre: New Blood has so little blood it could have just as easily been called Trauma Centre: No Blood. And is about as likely to make you feel faint as an episode of Hollyoaks (except for when Jake Dean makes an appearance).
So if you’ve found yourself neglecting the Wii and are starting to fell a bit guilty about it, Trauma Centre: New Blood is a good game to get some extra mileage out of your abandoned console. You can currently pick up a copy for just £6.99 from Game which is a great deal according to price comparison as the next cheapest copy comes in at £14.87.
As you’d imagine the story behind Trauma Centre: New Blood is so awful it’s brilliant. You assume the role of one of two doctors attempting to treat the outbreak of a mysterious disease called Stigma, and unlike previous editions to the franchise, you’re now able to tackle missions in co-op mode. This is especially good because now you have someone to blame when things go wrong, and if there is one thing about New Blood, that’s that things frequently go wrong.
In fact, this probably one of the game’s biggest drawbacks. You often find yourself thrown into an operation without the faintest idea what to do, and it can sometimes take as many as half a dozen attempts before you finally pull it off. It’s an entertaining, enjoyable, yet maddening frustrating experience. So if you’re playing with a friend or partner, just don’t let it make a casualty out of your relationship.
Thanks to Rhys135 from Hotukdeals.