The excellent Trauma Centre scored another winner with this Wii exclusive instalment of its surgery simulation series. It's not a huge departure from the previous episodes but there's been some decent tweaking to improve the overall experience.
Trauma Centre: New Blood can be yours for just £9.99 from The Game Collection, a pretty hot deal; the next best price nearly £4 more at £13.87 from 101 CD.
The action of New Blood takes place in the year 2028, seven years after the events of Trauma Centre: Under the Knife 2. The heroes of the tale are Valerie Blaylock and Markus Vaughn, surgeons working at the Montgomery Memorial hospital in Alaska, who both have the series staple Healing Touch ability. To be honest the plot isn't particularly strong but, thankfully, that's hardly the point here.
New Blood is highly challenging, even on the easiest level but luckily it is addictive enough to keep you coming back for another go (even when your patient dies for the most ludicrous reason). With such a tricky operation on your hand you may find yourself wishing for a co-pilot, so it's convenient that this instalment of the series features co-op play so that you can get an assistant on hand to share the pressure. This is a game that feels made for the Wii, with its excellent use of motion sensitivity and the Wii remote and overall it is a joy to play.
So if your Wii is feeling sorry for itself, collecting dust in a corner, then you could do worse than treat yourself to one of the best third party efforts available for the console.
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