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Grey's Anatomy: The Video Game review

Disappointing
AT A GLANCE
  • Like WarioWare meets Trauma Center
  • Balances surgery and drama
  • Imitates good games at least
  • Unchallenging surgery minigames
  • Bizarre, dull drama minigames
  • No proper actor likenesses

Like your doctors beautiful, rife with sexual politics, and invasive surgery tinged with witty banter? Then watch the TV show; this game’s a disaster. Blending soap opera and surgery, both sides of the doctor coin are dire minigame affairs. The ultra-simple ops are too bitty to hold any challenge – like WarioWare meets Trauma Center. When kidney transplants remind you of GTA’s hotwiring, something’s gone wrong.

Emotional bits, on the other hand, are literal representations of moral dilemmas. Wafting away clouds of doubt with the stylus and dumping lovers by tearing them out of photos would be endearingly dumb if it wasn’t so limp. Not even the pretty faces remain; Dr. Bailey morphs into a squat Yoda figure and lovely Izzie Stevens looks like a victim of botched plastic surgery. Our diagnosis? Dead on arrival.

Apr 16, 2009

More Info

Release date: Mar 04 2009 - DS
Mar 11 2009 - Wii, PC (US)
Mar 13 2009 - DS, Wii, PC (UK)
Available Platforms: DS, Wii, PC
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Ubisoft
Developed by: Longtail Studios
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Violence, Sexual Themes, Mild Language
PEGI Rating:
12+

4 comments

  • helix92 - April 22, 2009 9:01 a.m.

    HA they actually made a game based on the most boring show in history. man thats bad
  • jar-head - April 17, 2009 2:57 a.m.

    wounded, just like the tv shows script
  • Hobojedi - April 18, 2009 4:52 a.m.

    Not even longer than three paragraphs? It must stink.
  • mman36 - April 17, 2009 1:59 a.m.

    Wow...they make games based on ANYTHING these days. First. reCaptcha- pamela kawakami

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