While there’s room on the Switch eShop for games of all types, meant to appeal to players across a broad spectrum, there are sometimes ones that really aren’t putting in a remotely fair effort. Help Me Doctor falls into that category and my diagnosis is sadly that it’s a terminal problem. It’s sense of humor that I appreciate, seemingly inspired by the classic Theme Hospital, is about its only positive but the odd conditions people have are extremely limited and truthfully not even terribly clever. Its gameplay, which isn’t explained in the least so it will take you a few minutes to piece together precisely what you’re supposed to be doing, only consists of looking at the few symptoms people report and matching it to a diagnosis… and sometimes there are discrepancies you’re expected to catch. That’s it. There’s nothing else. While a title like Papers Please or the recent Not Tonight can make this sort of formula work with a sense of urgency and importance based on context Help Me Doctor just blandly shambles on and gets tiresome quickly.
Justin Nation, Score: