'House' Will Live On...Via The 'Critical Cases' Facebook Game
True, many believe that FOX's acclaimed Hugh Laurie drama "House" has run its tank dry after eight seasons, the current one being the last.
For all those who agree that eight has been enough, there will be plenty who just have a little trouble grasping FOX Monday nights without "House". The network and Ubisoft apparently gave that a little thought and on Tuesday, launched the "House M.D.: Critical Cases" Facebook game.
From the studio that brought the world the smash "Assassin's Creed" and "Ghost Recon" franchises, the game tosses socially mobile gamers in amid House's Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital team and fellow Facebook physicians. As one would expect, it's a pretty straight-forward premise: work together, successfully diagnose and treat mystery maladies, and alleviate patients' miseries.
It seemingly mirrors the show's motif fairly closely. Through interactions with the show's characters, the player's doc runs tests, examines symptoms and looks into possible environmental factors that trigger the various illnesses. There's also the opportunity to run one's own little Princeton-Plainsboro mock-up by screening patients, managing resources and overseeing stocking of the pharmacy.