An enjoyable original game bringing new ideas and extensive creative use of the touch screen, but not without its faults
ntfx wrote this review on .
While one can only wonder if this is a modern remake of the board game "Operation", it still remains as fun as the game we played as kids.
While the game does indeed bring a lot of new ideas, and extensive use of the Nintendo DS Touch screen, it also has a few minor annoyances that tend to be more of a pain than a fault with the game.
The graphics are quite good on the DS, although most of it is achieved through anime style cartoon cut scenes, and story dialogue.
Some of the missions are incredibly hard without proper intuition on what your supposed to do, so can leave a slight guessing game going on at times. Sometimes I wish that annoying nurse would concentrate more on being informative instead of just downright annoying and bossy. Which leads me to my next point...
A MAJOR annoyance in the game is the fact that you can't disable that annoying nurse, and your time keeps ticking down as she talks, Quite often what she says is irrelevant and pointless. So I find myself constantly clicking fast on the touch screen so that she goes away.
The touch screen is great for performing the operations, but It sometimes it doesn't follow the exact pattern that you do things, ie: stiching up a patient, it will follow the general path but not as you had drawn it. Leading to some quite clumsy patch up jobs.
Other than that, great game, which will sometimes frustrate you when you have to keep doing the same operation over and over when you fail. But it's all in good fun.
Worth a purchase.