When you think ER, you think serious doctor drama. The last thing you’d expect is Noah Wyle poisoning other doctors or faith-healing patients. Thankfully, now you can play the ER you’ve always wanted to watch, with ER the PC game.
Fans of The Sims might take a liking to this quirkified take on medicine. You begin as an intern, building your skills in various branches of medicine. With a wave of your hands, little sparklies of magic rise up from the patients. That means you are using medicine—or, we assume, faith healing—to cure patients. You can also slip the other doctors laxatives to get a leg up on your competition.
Legacy Interactive has been making television-to-PC game translations for a while now, specifically with its Law & Order series. ER’s development is heading in a completely different, less serious direction. If the game were an actual simulation based on the show, there could be more depth and education—or maybe a helicopter rotor chopping off someone’s arm—but then it wouldn’t be nearly as funny.