Excerpt: It’s Like… …an Americanized version of John Woo’s Stranglehold if Chow Yun Fat was a hot white chick overflowing with Tarantino-esque B-movie sensibilities. In this incredibly over the top action fiasco you play Rubi, a sassy pistol toting, sword fighting, hard drinking mercenary who hires herself...
Conclusion: I really don't mind grinding games if they are playable - Ninja Blade, Resi 5 for example - but the more you play Wet the more you realise just how not-very-good it is. 4 stars for the first playthrough then - it was a lot of fun.
Excerpt: Stylized action, tons of blood and monkeys! From the developers Artificial Mind and Movement comes a campy over the top action title, in the vein of say, grindhouse, titled Wet. Featuring ample amounts of bullet time and a sexy lead character named Ruby, this balls to the wall action title is sure...
Summary: WET is a landmark for the ‘games as art argument’, and will be for years to come. But on top of this, it’s also fun throughout. The sense of satisfaction it gives when Rubi leaps off a wall and shotguns a man to death, slashing another with her sword in mid-air is unparalleled.
Pros: Excellent retro aesthetic, Gorgeous sound, Excellent run ‘n gun gameplay
Cons: Slightly repetitive, Challenge mode is BRUTAL.
Excerpt: Why is it that all game writers and developers suddenly lose any shred of creativity the moment they have to pen a female character? They always seem to resort time and again to the ‘bad-ass chick who takes no shit from anyone’.
Excerpt: If you suffer from internet-ADD, Feed The Head is probably not for you. With no crazy sounds and flashing lights – let alone any instructions to tell you what to do – this unassuming blue head is hardly begging for your attention.
Conclusion: The time I got to spend with Wet was certainly enjoyable, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a retail copy. The stylized action actually reminded me more than a little of Stranglehold, but if you didn’t like that one don’t let this comment deter you as Wet seemed to have much more variety in its...
Excerpt: I've observed that between 3-4 years into a console's life cycle people start getting a little bored. Graphics have gotten as good as they're going to get, improvements have shrunk from exponential to incremental, and people start wondering what the next generation of consoles is going to look like.
Pros: Sliding into a wallrun into a dive and scoring five headshots in the process is as cool to watch and perform as it sounds.
Cons: "Learning" how to use a shotgun for the third time.
Summary: " WET " had a lot of promise. Whilst its bewildering multiplayer got canned apparently quite late into the day, there is still, at times, a strong single player experience to be had. The story is good, and Rubi is an excellent lead character.