Preview: Trauma Centre: Under the Knife

European dsgaming.co.uk got their hands on a preview copy of upcoming Trauma Centre: Under the Knife. In this demo of the latest Japanese game you have two operations to get started on. This will give you a feel of what the overall game is about.

At the beginning of both operations you are presented with a short dialogue scene between the doctors and the nurses. This is presented in cartoon-style-anime. Apparently during the dialogue scene it looks like they are explaining what is happening with the patient, how it happened, and possibly what you have to do save him.

Operation 1

Just before you start it shows you a computerised image of a human and where the patient has been injured. Next to the diagram it shows the time the patient has left to live. In this particular operation it takes place in the patients arm and you are given 5 minutes to complete the operation.

Touch the screen to begin. The score, the nurse who is watching you and the time left are all on the top screen. The bottom touch screen shows a close up of the human’s body. Around the sides you are given 10 tools to use in the operation. The nurse on the top screen will tell you what tools to use; how to use them and what they do.

Once the talking is over (which is sadly in Japanese) you can get started. In this operation, the arm has two cuts which are losing blood rapidly and two shards of glass stuck in the arm. Your first job will be to stop the blood in the two cuts. The nurse recommends a tool which looks like its sucking up the blood and healing the wound. Unfortunately, since the instructions on how to use it were in Japanese it was hard to understand how you are meant to use it. After lots of trial and error, I just randomly scrubbed round the blood wounds until it was fixed. Next you need to use some kind of pincer to take out the glass. Luckily, this is much more straight forward and easy. You simply touch the glass, then place it on a small tray that appears when you have grabbed it.

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Now you can move onto the next, slightly more complicated, operation.

Operation 2

Just like the last operation, before you start you are presented with a short dialogue scene. In this one the nurse seems very angry, as if it could be something quite serious. As usual you are again shown a computerised image of a humanm and where the patient has been injured. Then, next to the human body, it tells you how long he/she has to live. This particular operation is taking place on someone’s chest (it’s not really clear if it’s a man or a woman…) and you only have 3 minutes to complete it. 

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Touch the screen to start. Unlike the last operation, on this one you automatically are given access to all the tools. To begin the operation you will need to accurately cut the chest along a straight dotted line using a knife. Before that, you will have to inject the patient with a green liquid. These injections increase the time he/she has to live. Once you have done that and cut the skin where you have been told to, the camera will zoom in on the cut to show you inside the patient. Here you can see that he/she is losing blood dramatically. You will need to use a tool to suck up the blood and continually inject the person with more injections so he/she doesn’t die. It is harder then it sounds, because you are seconds away from death…

Overall, this feels like a very unique and original game. If you’re good under pressure then it will be much easier and perhaps even more enjoyable. At the moment, there are still too many flaws in this game to make it a must-have…However, if this sounds like a game you might like, then I’m sure you will enjoy it. It would also be wise to note that the demo of this game was in Japanese and if it was in English some parts would have been clearer and consequently better.

European dsgaming.co.uk got their hands on a preview copy of upcoming Trauma Centre: Under the Knife. In this demo of the latest Japanese game you have two operations to get started on. This will give you a feel of what the overall game is about.

At the beginning of both operations you are presented with a short dialogue scene between the doctors and the nurses. This is presented in cartoon-style-anime. Apparently during the dialogue scene it looks like they are explaining what is happening with the patient, how it happened, and possibly what you have to do save him.

Operation 1

Just before you start it shows you a computerised image of a human and where the patient has been injured. Next to the diagram it shows the time the patient has left to live. In this particular operation it takes place in the patients arm and you are given 5 minutes to complete the operation.

Touch the screen to begin. The score, the nurse who is watching you and the time left are all on the top screen. The bottom touch screen shows a close up of the human’s body. Around the sides you are given 10 tools to use in the operation. The nurse on the top screen will tell you what tools to use; how to use them and what they do.

Once the talking is over (which is sadly in Japanese) you can get started. In this operation, the arm has two cuts which are losing blood rapidly and two shards of glass stuck in the arm. Your first job will be to stop the blood in the two cuts. The nurse recommends a tool which looks like its sucking up the blood and healing the wound. Unfortunately, since the instructions on how to use it were in Japanese it was hard to understand how you are meant to use it. After lots of trial and error, I just randomly scrubbed round the blood wounds until it was fixed. Next you need to use some kind of pincer to take out the glass. Luckily, this is much more straight forward and easy. You simply touch the glass, then place it on a small tray that appears when you have grabbed it.

Trauma-center-under-the-knife-20050909000318580 Trauma-center-under-the-knife-20050803095734427

Now you can move onto the next, slightly more complicated, operation.

Operation 2

Just like the last operation, before you start you are presented with a short dialogue scene. In this one the nurse seems very angry, as if it could be something quite serious. As usual you are again shown a computerised image of a humanm and where the patient has been injured. Then, next to the human body, it tells you how long he/she has to live. This particular operation is taking place on someone’s chest (it’s not really clear if it’s a man or a woman…) and you only have 3 minutes to complete it. 

Trauma-center-under-the-knife-20050909000317018 Trauma-center-under-the-knife-20050909000317565

Touch the screen to start. Unlike the last operation, on this one you automatically are given access to all the tools. To begin the operation you will need to accurately cut the chest along a straight dotted line using a knife. Before that, you will have to inject the patient with a green liquid. These injections increase the time he/she has to live. Once you have done that and cut the skin where you have been told to, the camera will zoom in on the cut to show you inside the patient. Here you can see that he/she is losing blood dramatically. You will need to use a tool to suck up the blood and continually inject the person with more injections so he/she doesn’t die. It is harder then it sounds, because you are seconds away from death…

Overall, this feels like a very unique and original game. If you’re good under pressure then it will be much easier and perhaps even more enjoyable. At the moment, there are still too many flaws in this game to make it a must-have…However, if this sounds like a game you might like, then I’m sure you will enjoy it. It would also be wise to note that the demo of this game was in Japanese and if it was in English some parts would have been clearer and consequently better.

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