Published on September 15th, 2009 | by Remy Cuesta3
Review: Wet – Soak it all in baby! (Xbox 360/PS3)
We’ve seen this layout; a girl with two pistols, a bad attitude and who seems pissed at the world, can only lead to one thing. She’s Danger to anyone who stands in the way, but before you think this is just another game with a badass chick, you might want to think again.
Rubi, a mercenary, who isn’t much the cutesy, lovable character, is voiced by Eliza Dushku the star from Doll House. This foul-mouthed babe uses guns and a sword to get the job done. When a wealthy man hires her to get his son back from Hong Kong, she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Now looking for the man who double crossed her, Rubi wants nothing but the sweet release of death to come to her enemies and she plans to bring a whole lot of that and more.
Game play wise this game mixes gun play, sword swinging and a little bit of mirrors edge acrobatics in a third person shooter. There is the single player campaign, a challenge mode, which keeps score of your multi-players, time, and replaying the weapon challenges in Rubi’s hideout; which come from the campaign.
What this game does, it does well, offering different styles of game play to stir things up. Shooting on top of vehicles, escaping from falling debris, and fighting in a Mad World kind of mode within different parts of each chapter. There is a lack of a cover system and the ability to crouch, which can take a good minute to get used to. We do believe this was meant to keep the flow of game play at its maximum speed and having a cover system would possibly put situations at a screeching halt at times. Still it would have been nice to see some sort of coverage whether it would be kicking over a table or having your back against the walls.
The old film grain style layover adds to the Kill Bill/Grind house inspired theme, making the characters stand out. Graphics are detailed and vibrant, while the music and sound definitely serves the game play well. It is also noted that this game is a bloodbath to behold at times and frame rate doesn’t seem to hiccup even once.
WET is a cinematic over the top third person shooter, that delivers a good time to all. With Colorful characters and a girl that won’t take no for an answer, this ones worth picking up. The experience can seem to be short but its a good run and has the potential to grow. 8.0
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