House MD Critical Cases is a new Facebook game that appeals to this medical television junkie for the obvious medial drama as well as the sarcasm of Dr. House, who I kind of adore. Dr. House is accompanied by Wilson, Taub, Chase, Forman, and ME to solve critical cases Facebook style at the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. The team works together to perform diagnostic tests to eliminate causes like acetaminophen overdose, meningitis, Addison’s Disease and to treat the mysterious maladies.
I will admit, I got sucked into another Facebook game a few years ago and even went into forums to garner new friends to earn credits and points. I will not go down that road again, because the eventual clean up of my Facebook account is not worth the few extra points. Having said that, you can still play House MD Critical Cases without going to those lengths. It takes a bit more patience (and time) to accrue energy points, but it is still possible to be the doctor that earns high praises by patients.
Like a resident that needs to learn the ropes around a hospital, it can take a bit to get acquainted with the ins and the outs of the game. Figuring out which medicines are good to keep on hand in the pharmacy, or the specifics of the smaller games takes a few tries, but once you do, you find yourself wanting to help that extra emergency room patient.
The game is played by earning money, points, and favors after competing in mini games. My favorite of these games are the MRI scan which is a bit like concentration where you are matching symbols and the investigation where you go to the patient’s house to look for clues that can help the medical team unearth clues about the cause of ailment.
House MD Critical Cases is designed and intended for social gamers that can play alongside their Facebook friends. But those that appreciate Dr. House’s sense of humor and have an interest in curious maladies will enjoy the game for the mini games.
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