is a nice, colourful and static hospital simulation. Generally, it is a kind of strategy game: will I first hire a dentist who brings in a lot of money, but also makes a lot of mistakes? Or do I send him on a course before I let him lose on the patients? Maybe rather a general practitioner and a neurologist? As strange as this sounds: the most important thing are busty nurses! ^_^ They have the most calming effect on patients, though they cost a little more.
The game has its very own dynamics. For example, there is little sense to establish a station right away, because there will be no patients to take care of there. This is already something I would like to criticise. It's best to look for what the competition is doing; what they have is usually safe to get as well.
Daily, you have to balance the rent and the wages. So you have to really think hard before getting an additional room or new staff. If you don't manage, it's game over (=next point to criticise). As a beginner, this happens all too quickly.
Apart from that, there are unbelievably numerous options to steer the game progress. For example, sending staff to trainings (this works for everyone, doctors, nurses, the cook (!), mechanics…).
Personally, I find the game badly balanced. Even using a hint book, it is very hard to manage to reach even just a spot in the lower third of the popularity ranking (which is important to get patients into the hospital). Some patients are just unhappy, no matter how large the nurses breast size is, what a high IQ the doctor has (meaning successful treatment) and even regardless of having a reLINE poster in the waiting room. What else can you do? Even lower prices for stationary treatment and home-cooked food were useless.
A very good thing: there is an assistent leading you through the game so that you can always keep good overview.
In spite of the sometimes high frustration level: recommended!
Translated by Mr Creosote