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Lifesigns: Surgical Unit review

Is it a spoonful of sugar, or the stuff that Diagnosis Murder is made of?


  • Raunchiness
  • Eccentric characters
  • Unique angle


  • Not much surgery to be done
  • Performing said surgery boring
  • Weak writing

Nov 21, 2007

Looking to cure to those Trauma Center withdrawal shakes? Look no further than Trauma Center: New Blood. With heavy emphasis on ‘affairs,’ Lifesigns is the soap opera General Hospital to Trauma Center’s pulsating thriller ER. Where the latter pulled you from emergency to emergency with frightening efficiency, we find the staff of Seimei Medical University so gossip-hungry that it’s incredible any surgery gets done at all.

In truth, little medicine is practiced. With only a couple of operations per chapter, the surgery is far more muted than Trauma Center’s arcade-y, time-attack sensibility. Nurses hand you the correct tool and you simply follow the instructions. Sure, it looks more gory and realistic, but it plays terribly - a bizarro surgical Cooking Mama.

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DescriptionIt's Trauma Center with tits and without the serious surgery. We're not sure if that's good or bad, but it's definitely something to look at.
US censor ratingTeen
Release date6 November 2007 (US), (UK)