Excerpt: What is there to say about a game that shoots the bird at all of its shortcomings and injects cc after cc of pure adrenaline into the player? It turns out, there's a lot to say: WET is such a game. It's got its share of quirks, but the stylish, high-octane action should have no trouble drawing fans of Max Payne and Stranglehold . WET employs a very stylish aesthetic that hearkens back to the B-movie homages of filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
Conclusion: So what’s the final verdict for WET? It’s a title that doesn’t offer multiple revisits due to a lack of other game modes (mini-games/challenges might have helped in that area) and no multiplayer. Fighting through crowds of enemies is only appealing for so long until a sense of confusion sets; a confusion that asks, “What else does WET offer besides the same fights over and over again?” The answer to that rhetorical question is not much.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Slow motion action shooters are cool. Watching everything blow up around you as your enemies bleed to death is something no one should get bored of. That is why Bethesda Softworks came up with Wet. From the moment we started playing this one we noticed how much potential is flowing in the air. Ten minutes into the game and we are already running on walls in slow motion killing multiple enemies.
Excerpt: I’d been eagerly anticipating WET ’s release since seeing the first screenshots pop up in the back of GameInformer a few years back. The game looked like it could combine the best elements of Tomb Raider Stranglehold , and Max Payne into one fun to play package. Then the game disappeared for a while until Bethesda stepped up to save it from the brink of video game limbo.
Excerpt: Wet is probably the most stylized title that we've seen in a long time. The game is dripping with atmosphere, and feels a bit like a Quentin Tarantino flick. Tarantino films and Wet both borrow heavily from the 1970s-era drive-in type of movie, though younger players will probably only know the style from modern movies like Kill Bill. But you get the idea. Some controversy has surrounded the title.
Conclusion: I won't try to say WET is a perfect game or even a truly great one, but when it's hitting properly, it feels good . Rubi's a seriously likeable character and the presentation is at times amazing. The rest just needs a bit more smoothing out.
Summary: Wet is a highly stylized third-person shooter that seamlessly blends acrobatics, gun play, and sword kills. With dual pistols and a samurai sword, you can engage in combat while sliding on floors, running on walls, jumping, flipping, and performing amazing acrobatic moves – leaving a massive body count in your wake.
Excerpt: WET is the classic revenge exploit film from the 70’s turned into an explosive action game. If you can imagine a cross between Stranglehold and Heavenly Sword, you will have a pretty good idea of what to expect. You may argue that aiming to replicate a B movie feel in your game is not the best way to strive for quality.