Heart's Medicine 2: Time to Heal
This is a medical drama with some serious subject matters. There will
Options include separate sliders for Music and SFX, Full-screen and Show Game Hints. There is no custom cursor, so I made a simple guide on how to increase your system's cursor size HERE
Choice of Easy, Normal or Advanced Mode.Story
Allison returns to Little Creek Hospital to continue her internship... and the love triangle that started in Season One
. Daniel, the charming Medical Director and Connor, the snarky-but-kind (and surprisingly NON-offensive) chief of Pediatrics both have a place in Allison's heart, but there are more serious issues at hand.
Be aware that the story starts BEFORE Level 1. Be sure to click on the little cutscene icon on the map if you don't want to miss anything!Gameplay
If you're coming off of Season One
, as I am, you'll quickly notice some differences. For instance, there's a wider variety of gameplay and the scoring is done differently (not to mention having the choice of difficulties).
Here's how it works:
Patients come in and you will direct them to the station that they've requested. Once there, you will have a variety of things you might need to do. Grab an item
to help you (such as a thermometer), do a mini-action
(swiping the cursor however you're directed to) and/or do a pop-up mini-game
. The mini-games vary widely, depending on where you are in the hospital. Examples: Setting anesthesia rate, stitches, filling medicine vials, spinal manipulations (slide the bones back where they belong), removing pieces of glass, suctioning excess fluids and many more.
Helping patients will increase their heart meter, and when it's full to the top, the hearts will turn everlasting gold (they can't lose happiness.)
Some of the pop-up mini-games
require fast and accurate clicking. You'll also need to be able to analyze spot inconsistencies and react quickly. By level 38 I had to switch to Easy mode, and even then I struggled with a few of the challenges in the final area. I'm just too dexterity-challenged for these particular feats! The mini-actions
were do-able for me, thankfully.NOTE
: It's not that I couldn't score enough points... It's that I'm a completionist, and I want ALL of the achievements, darn it, so I HAVE to pass those challenges!Gold and Diamonds and Stars, oh my!
In case you've never played a Dash-TM before, here's what each of these things are for:
- Gold - Money is used to purchase upgrades, which in turn will make your life easier
- Diamonds - Each of the 90-total stages has a challenge to complete, and for each, you'll earn a diamond. Diamonds are used to purchase upgrades to the new wing of the hospital
- Stars - You can earn up to 3 stars on each stage, and each star will grant you more gold
is a drama filled with moments both serious and moving, and tempered with a dash of good old-fashioned humor. The characters were mostly-likeable -- even lovable -- including the guy who completely ticked me off in the last game. lol~ Gameplay is solid and fun, but can become frustrating late in the game if you want to earn all of the achievements. Really enjoyed this one!