Two Point Hospital DEALS
Two Point Hospital has finally landed on console after around a year of it being on PC. Lucky, due to it being ported to the Xbox Game Pass, I took up the chance to download and play this Theme Hospital lookalike game.
I went into this game not really knowing what to expect. I never played Theme Hospital and only recently heard about Two Point around a month or two before it got released. So what is it like playing Two Point Hospital on console?
Two be honest it is a lot of fun!
I have put a considerable amount of hours into this game and only scratched the surface to be completely honest. There is so much to learn and prepare in each level to ensure the best outcome of your hospital.
To me this is a good strategy game. Not only do you have to think about the particular layout you are going to have in your hospital, but also taking into consideration all the other key factors like temperature, thirst, hunger, attractiveness etc.
There are multiple levels within Two Point Hospital. All have their own hospital ground layouts and key objectives to which you need to complete before progressing further in the campaign and building up your Organisation Value. There is an achievement to get it up to $50,000,000. However, this can take anything from 60+ hours to get this far.
In the early stages of the game Two Point helps you learn some of the basics on what each department can do. As you progress through different map locations you unlock new rooms for more bizarre illnesses. At first thought, I thought it would be good just to have one of every room available at the time and see how that went, but due to the speed of how quickly you get more patients in your hospital, the more demand is needed.
You can hire 4 different types of employees. These are Doctors, Nurses, Assistants and Janitors. Each have specific areas in which they can work in. You can’t go crazy and stick a Janitor in the Pan-o-matic room and hope for the best. Like I said each employee can only work doing certain tasks.
Depending on how many of one employee you have hired to be in your hospital, you can tweak or adjust what rooms they can work in. This ensures that you will always have a set team that will work in that specific room.
This is where the real strategy comes into play. Ensuring you pick the right employees with the right attributes is also key. I found it difficult at times to pick the right employee when hiring someone new. This was because depending on the room I needed covered, I never had an employee in the hiring menu that had the attribute to cover it.
This is where the Training Room comes into play. You can upgrade set attributes or skills to improve the output the employee gives. For example, if I pick a nurse and upgrade their Ward Management skill, this would make them more efficient in the room.
I found this area fun but also frustrating at the same time because you can add multiple people to train in the same field. However, if I didn’t have enough staff to cover rooms, then some rooms would start forming queues, or worse case scenarios cause death to some patients.
Levelling up your staff is vital to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and success in diagnosing people. Depending on the star rating on the staff you hire depends on how many additional training slots they have. Having empty training slots allows you to master in a certain field granting them to be more effective.
When I was working through each level bearing in mind they can take anything up to a few hours to get 3 stars on, I always went in with an idea of how I wanted each hospital layout. This ended up going tits-up. The amount of times my hospital layout changed as I thought, “ooo, if I put that room there, that would lower the length of queues and wait time for patients!”
Two Point Hospital relies heavily on strategy, patience and management of finances. This to me is a well-rounded game which made me look for ideas and ways to improve my hospital’s to ensure they were as efficient as possible.
Two Point Hospital
Two Point Hospital is a fun game to play and had me crawling back for more. It's not exactly a game you can just pick up and play for 5 minutes. It's addictive in the fact 5 minutes would just not be enough time. Might not be a game for everyone but if you were a fan of Theme Hospital back in the day, this would bring back those fond memories.
- Very addictive
- Fun strategy game
- Similar to Theme Hospital
- Can take hours to complete 1 level
- Camera angle can be frustrating
- Can get overloaded with patients quickly
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