Review Brain Doctor
A game about doctors that would make any kid afraid of going!
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 30 Apr 2015, tested on HTC One M8
Low quality graphics, targets ads towards kids, features tons of ads
Google is pretty much the king of online advertisement and they’ve got a lot of rules about what you can and can’t do with their advertisements online. In apps they apparently couldn’t care less, though. Brain Doctor for Android is a would-be fun game that is bogged down by ad after ad and is just waiting for your children to go nuts all over them.
I certainly don’t mind supporting developers with ads, but when you have games children are going to play then having non-intrusive ads is important. Here we have a game that launches full page ads every time you go in and out of a menu. After every level you play you can guarantee there is going to be an ad that plays. It’s too much and takes advantage of a child’s natural curiosity.
The gameplay itself really isn’t that bad although some of the graphics seem to be a bit much. There are generally four different things you can do. One is a simple check up, and then the rest is all about open brain surgery. Again, as a parent, it’s something that might make me uncomfortable if I saw my child playing a game with a gaping hole in someone’s head. Even if it is very stylized to look as kid friendly as possible.
Each of the different scenarios you play through are pretty engaging but are fairly straight forward as well. You won’t be playing through them for hours, in fact the entire game can be played through in about twenty minutes, especially because you’re told exactly what to do in each scenario.
Brain Doctor has some real shady stuff going on and it’s pretty easy to say this game is one that should be passed up. The gameplay is decent but not worth all of the ads and the questionable visuals in the game.
Scary game for the brave children
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 16 Aug 2016, tested on HTC One S
Decent animation, decent graphics, lots of levels, unusual game play, simple controls
Too many ads
Brain Doctor for Android is a sick twisted game of sadistic brain surgery. Your patient presents, doe-eyed and innocent looking. After performing some routine checks (like taking their temperature and blood pressure), you are right on with sending electric pulses through their head, cutting their skull open, and messing about with their gooey grey matter.
So... this is billeted as a kids game. I can understand how the developers are trying to appeal to some kids' inner fascination with the gross and disgusting. But for me, this game goes way beyond ordinary slime, and into the realm of deeply unsettling and uncomfortable. I mean... mopping up blood from a pierced brain directly with a cotton bud, until it's soaked red? Seriously, what were they thinking? Plucking out thorns? Come on. This game isn't just disgusting, it's a psychological thriller that I wouldn't expose children to if I hated them.
The blood-curdling gore is interspersed with some out-of-place cute elements, which merely seem to make the experience even more uncanny. There's sticky plasters with a choice of bears or rainbows to cover up the wounds you've inflicted; and a device that scatters a shower of colorful hearts or stars over the twitching bloody mess - as though that will somehow make it all better. This isn't a game of pretend doctors, it's a thriller of make believe horrorfilm torture chamber!