Grindhouse + Kill Bill + Tomb Raider
I went to quakecon when this had just been released, never got to play the demo but i was interested when i saw a preview of it. It definitely has a certain visual interest that i like in video games, that it doesn't quite try to be realistic, but just a game.
Its fun beyond belief for me, i love the style of it, and its definitely like watching an old 80's action movie. If you are a hardcore gamer though it does have certain flaws when it comes to controls and gameplay. It doesn't always register exactly what you want it to do, which ive found is a problem with a lot of newer games(they use the same button to do multiple things in a lot of games).
Overall i think a lot of people need to play this game at least once, its definitely worth a look. Its got a different kind of charm which i feel a lot of games nowadays lack. Its an action game. It never tries to be anything but an exhilarating experience. I wonder if ill play this in a few years and still like it this much...
An Overlooked Gem
WET has a bit of an initial learning curve that can turn people off. The controls and concept can be confusing at first, but stick with it; once you understand them, it's one of the funnest and most accessible single-player games of its generation.
As if the outstanding voice cast headed up by Eliza Dushku wasn't enough, WET also features a rockabilly soundtrack that fits like a glove. Other action games wish they had a soundtrack this good.
The key feature of WET is its acrobatic, slow-motion ("bullet time") combat. Much of this combat is done in arenas, but outside of these you do progress through levels moving freely, often using platforming.
Outside of one frustrating QTE early on, which seemed to be buggy (I played on XBOX 360), the game works perfectly. I've played it through at least 6 times, and never had any technical issues with it. From a gamplay standpoint, it's an accessible game that can be completed by casual gamers. If you find you enjoy the game, there are higher difficulty levels and other challenges and achievements to keep you playing.
While WET lacks the pristine finish of a big-name AAA title, it's an ambitious game that aimed high, and those willing to give it a chance will be rewarded with a great experience.
Wet rocks it!
Ok, I LOVE this game!! Rubi is awesome, Her weapons and acrobatic moves simply cannot be missed, You have to buy this game. I like the control scheme, they are instinctual and easy to remember. 'X' to jump, 'R1' to shoot, Ect. They are very easy to remember. I also love the highly styalized look of the game, the look of the game has a 70's look, film grain and all. Another thing i like is the storyline. The story is fairly simple, Woman is a gun for hire, she gets ripped off, and she seeks revenge. She has the rage and fury to seek the death of anyone who gets in her way. Also, i love the raunchy sence of humor. Some of the dialouge Rubi and other people say are simply outragous. The soundtrack of the game is amazing, even if your into more poppish music, you will like this. Over all, I really like this game and i most deffinately reccomend it to anyone! Rubi is awesome, and if you get into it, it will leave you longing for a sequel.
Save your bullets
What's worst then a chick that's angry? An angry chick with two pistols and a wicked sword. If you've been waiting for such a game, then this it. WET has you playing with a female assassin for hire named Rubi Malone; she has one bad temper and will take anyone out who stands in her way. The story is definitely something out of an action movie, complete with flying bullets and hordes of enemies ready to stop you. No story is complete though without having a main villian whose just aching to put you out of your misery. Despite the action appeal and olden day movie filter, this game does have its ups and downs. First lets look at the good things. Positive -Provides a quick thrill for those looking to blow off some steam. -The soundtrack is intense is goes well with the overall theme. -If you're a casual gamer, the length of the game would be a breeze. Negative -Graphics are not the best. -Controls can be a little glitchy when dealing with the camera. -Too much of the same scenarios over and over. -If a hardcore gamer, you'll be disappointed at the length. With that being said, WET is not a horrible game, but does lack certain qualities of a good action game. The best word to desribe this title is simply okay. In conclusion, if your looking for a game to get some quick trophies, then this would be it, otherwise just rent it.
This game is really fun to play at times, but its kind of gets old really quick. Basically you do the same thing over and over again. Hopefully in Wet 2 there will be some changes made.
Not so much Wet as it is dry
At first look, Wet has so much promise that it sells you on it's appearance and content. the new level of gameplay and its brutal style, Wet is a blast to slide across the ground - much like a rockstar - then gun someone down, or jump through the air in slow-mo and shoot someone down. A Tarintino style of cinema, it brings a much needed theme to the title and genre. Wet has a cast of familiar faces, such as Eliza Dushku as Ruby, it's starlette of the show. Who expresses funny cinemas and brutal action, and dialogue that puts any action star to shame. All packaged in a gritty "Stranglehold" (Jon Woo and Chow-yun Fat's game) of a way. But is that enough? That's really all Wet delivers. It's fun galore of style and bloodshed loses it's audience with a much repetitive gameplay. You get bored of the title before the game picks up. Wet had promise, but fails in it's concept to bring new life to the genre it tried to represent.
This is from Bethesda?
Yes, the whole 35 mm camera scratching, graphics and audio give it what has been called that “Quentin Tarantino” or grindhouse movie feel. Don’t expect MGS 4 or Gears of War graphics. That’s not bad, as it is a refreshing feel. Run, jump, wall walk, shoot, and hack with your sword… you pretty have the whole game right there. Oh yeah, add in a little Max Payne bullet time too. It’s a game with squirrelly controls and a camera that works against you. I’m also not sure why publishers keep making games with save/checkpoints instead of saving where/when you want to. I’m not too fond of the killing multiplier dictating how fast you regen health, especially when enemies are hard to find, track, or get to in bigger areas (like the “arenas”). I also didn’t like that fact that you have to wait until after the arena – basically towards the end of a level – to get to your upgrades. It seems like something that should be readily available to use as you gain x.p. To top it all off, the story isn’t that great at all. This was an impulse buy while I was in the store. I’ll never do that again, as this game is definitely a renter… at best.
Fun, Fast Paced, But WAY to short......And a little buggy...
I had only had this game for about three days and I have beaten it on regular and the quick mode that unlocks after the regular mode. Like the other reviews stated this is a fun, fast paced, highly enjoyable game. I liked the cut scenes some were funny and others were just plain entertaining and the music was excellent. I felt it did have a different feel to it. I agree that the controls could have been better ; however, the upgrades to Rubi's moves and weapons was really great. All in all I am glad that I bought the game just because it is a fun, gritty, adrenaline filled game to play through. My major dissapointment was that it was over WAY to quick. Don't expect to be playing this for hours on end. The game definately felt like it should be longer and the fact that you cant't go back because of the autosave option really .Especially when I went almost to the end and then fell through the floor and the game autosaved there so I had to restart from the very beginning. So I guess I beat it 2 and 1/2 times. It definately had some obvious bugs that should have been worked out prior to it's release. But I still played it twice through, have only 47% of the trophies, and am going to play it on Femme Fatale next. :-) So despite it's flaws it won a special place in my heart, and on my shelf......
Anyone else see this as a kill bill the video game, can only hope it's a better stranglehold. You get to use slowmotion to attack enemies. Music is a plus as well.
I think this game is hot
I like this game it has it's own soul... It is not like the other games out there that you play and then wonder why you brought it. The only thing that I do not like about the game is the target system. if the allowed you to control the auto lock then I would not have any other problems about this game. It has a Kill Bill feel to it I think you would like it if you gave it a try and played it on normal or hard mode not the gay easy mode like most people do. Trust me buy the game you won't be mad it has this old school movie feel to it which makes the game stand out more as well. Now I just got the game yesterday and played for a couple of hours but the time I spent jumping from car to car and slidding on my knees killing thugs was awesome. So try it out and then write what you think