Derek has gained the hang of using his Healing Touch, so now comes his first opportunity to use it in a proper operation. Following a successful operation, he collapses from the strain he has endured.
This is one of the most notorious operations due to needing to manage multiple aneurysms on a magnified operating field. Expect to make good use of the magnifier to survey for any new aneurysms being formed while you work.
The first aneurysm is not accompanied by anything else, giving a great opportunity to learn and understand the procedure. After this point, the level will start introducing multiple aneurysms at once to force you to manage your sedative wisely.
When managing multiple aneurysms, work towards sedating and cutting each aneurysm in view before doing anything else. Attempting to treat each aneurysm one by one will take too much time and risk an aneurysm bursting. An aneurysm that's just been sedated and cut but yet to be extracted will not start swelling again or cause blood pools (or other aneurysms) to form.
The final phase of the operation throws five (UtK) or four (SO) aneurysms at once, and the patient is almost bound to die if they all burst at once. This normally would be a time to use the Healing Touch to save the day, but an experienced or skilled player can move fast enough to keep each aneurysm under control. You may need to spread a single syringe's worth of sedative around evenly to keep a single aneurysm from swelling too much while you're working on everything else.
- No Healing Touch
- No aneurysms ruptured
- Completed with 90 left
- 10 COOL's earned
- [Easy/Normal] MAX CHAIN Over [30/40]: 500
- [Hard] No mistakes: 500
- No aneurysms ruptured: 700
- Completed with [60/90/150] left: 200
- [4/6/8] COOL's earned: 600
Getting XS in SOEdit
The biggest obstacle here is getting things done without any aneurysm rupture. You'll find yourself spreading the sedative around plenty to keep things in check. There is no penalty for using the Healing Touch in this version, so don't be afraid to use it to handle the final wave of four aneurysms.
- It is possible to finish this operation without needing the Healing Touch. In fact, it's the only way you can S-Rank this level in Under the Knife. Regardless, Derek will collapse from exhaustion in the post-op cutscene.