Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review'd: Surgeon Simulator 2013

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This went for cheap on the Steam sale the other day, so I picked it up.  This game is extremely addictive, if not terribly frustrating and hilarious.  The controls are quite possibly the worst I’ve ever experienced…however, that’s the whole point.  The game is a very tongue-in-cheek (albeit morbid) parody of the various surgery/doctor simulators from the early days of PC gaming.  The point is to clumsily transplant various organs for your patient, using whatever apparatus is available (sometimes a scalpel, sometimes a pipe wrench).

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The game is peppered with easter eggs, not a few of which made me chuckle.  There is also a “special” mode in which you become the Medic from Team Fortress 2 performing an uber heart transplant on the Heavy (a la, the “Meet the Medic” video).

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There’s a lot of fun in the little price tag on this one.  If you enjoy the cartoonish violence and morbid humor of TF2, you’ll get a kick out of this one.

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However, it is inadvisable to stick the drill directly into the patient’s brain.

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