Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 is the fourth Trauma Center game released in North America and the second installment for the Nintendo DS. The first game was a ground breaking mix of a story driven arcade style game that utilized the stylus better than most games released for the DS. Trauma Center 2 continues the first game

The visuals in Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 continues the young adult anime look with most of the characters. The females in the game are all attractive, perky women and the men are drawn very efiminately as is common with some japanese anime. All of them are very detailed, well drawn and vibrant.

The story mode is presented using various still backgrounds and each character is shown using a still picture when they speak. Don

I found the sound in the game to be quite surprising. To me sound in a video game can go a long way toward setting the mood and atmosphere that a game is trying to establish. In that regard Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 doesn

Trauma Center 2 is one of the few DS titles in which you do not have to use any of the DS

I consider myself to be a very good gamer. Heck I started gaming back in the 2600 days. At one time I beat the original NES Ninja Gaiden without dying, I conquered the latest so called tough games of the day like the Ninja Gaiden remake and Devil May Cry. None of those games hold a candle to Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2. This game is HARD. At first I thought “maybe I’m just doing something wrong, truly the game can

This DS installment lacks some of the things found in the Wii versions, most importantly online play, so this time around the single player campaign is all you will get. However the single player campaign is not short, I suspect that I was about halfway through the game after five chapters and ten hours of gameplay.

With a price of $29.99 fans of the series will certainly find their money’s worth. Those people who haven