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  • Summary: WET is a seamless integration of intense gunplay, death-defying acrobatics and exciting swordplay. The game tells the story of Rubi, an acrobatic gun-for-hire. When she agrees to help a wealthy man find and bring back his wayward son, all hell breaks loose and the tables are turned, as theWET is a seamless integration of intense gunplay, death-defying acrobatics and exciting swordplay. The game tells the story of Rubi, an acrobatic gun-for-hire. When she agrees to help a wealthy man find and bring back his wayward son, all hell breaks loose and the tables are turned, as the man who hired her isn't who he appeared to be. Now Rubi's on the run, needing to find the man who left her for dead and leaving a massive body count in her wake. Innovative 3rd person shooter gameplay: With her trusty twin custom made Colt Pythons, Rubi gracefully engages in amazing, cinematic high-body count gunplay against diverse and challenging enemies. Along with her guns, Rubi has an arsenal of death-defying acrobatic moves. Her incredible agility allows her to climb on ledges, slide under obstacles, swing on poles and run along walls. Rubi's sword is an instrument for deadly close-quarter proximity attacks. Rubi will unleash a flurry of multi-staged stylized attack sequences. [Sierra Entertainment] Expand
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  • Developer: Artificial Mind and Movement
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, Third-Person, Modern, Modern, Arcade
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 61
  2. Negative: 2 out of 61
  1. WET has taken the third person shooter genre and turned it completely on its head – not for everyone, but I loved every last second of it. Tarantino would be proud.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    80
    The atmosphere is top notch, and the game bristles with a raw energy that is a joy to behold. The art direction is excellent, particularly in Rage Mode, and the soundtrack is one of the best we’ve heard. It’s unfortunate the gameplay can be a little repetitive and dying is just plain annoying. [Nov 2009, p.78]
  3. Though there is a certain roughness to the action, Wet is still a raucously entertaining adventure.
  4. 71
    Rubi Malone stars a title with good ideas but irregular results.
  5. Is WET a must buy? Nope, but it could be a good choice at the moment, without impressive releases and if you need an easy game to spend some hours with fun. The only rule is that you have to like Tarantino of course!
  6. 65
    WET isn't really an original game. Several ingredients are taken from other good titles. Nevertheless, WET is amusing for a couple of hours and therefore it's just a good B-title.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    40
    It's barely a game. [Nov 2009, p.130]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Mar 13, 2012
    9
    I am MAJORLY surprised to see that the critics liked this game more than the users! On my You Tube Christian gaming channel, Gaming 4 Jesus (I am MAJORLY surprised to see that the critics liked this game more than the users! On my You Tube Christian gaming channel, Gaming 4 Jesus ( http://www.youtube.com/Gaming4Jesus ), I gave this game a 8.5. Being that Metacritic does not allow half scores, I think the game is worth a 9 on here. At the time, this game broke the mold as far as Quinton Tarantino-type wit, obnoxiousness, and rough charm. Plus, how could anyone NOT love Eliza Dushku's voice performance! It was a bit cliche, sure! But she pulled it all off BRILLIANTLY! By the way, I cordially invite anyone reading this to visit my channel (referral above). I hope you will sometime enjoy this game as much as I did! Expand
  2. rspydax
    Jan 13, 2010
    9
    The demo for WET was dreadful. The first hour of the full game was worse. Yet something made me give this game a chance, and I'm SO glad The demo for WET was dreadful. The first hour of the full game was worse. Yet something made me give this game a chance, and I'm SO glad I did. Once you get used to the slightly awkward control's everything seem's to open up and make sense. The level design and graphics seemed to improve as the game progressed and the final two or three levels looked great. I've always been a fan of the Tomb Raider games but I can't remember the last time I managed to play one to completion, something always frustrated me or I became bored due to the familiarity of it all. At times WET feels a little like Tomb Raider, but well before that climbing/swinging/where-is-that-damn-key fatigue sets in you are plunged into a mad 10 minutes of non-stop gun and sword play, where the variety of moves and abilities puts other 3rd person games to shame. I short, I played WET to completion and I can't say that about many PS3 games. Expand
  3. Mar 14, 2014
    8
    I don't see how anyone can hate this game. its seven hours of excitement and light-hearted fun. Yes, the graphics are not fantastic, but onceI don't see how anyone can hate this game. its seven hours of excitement and light-hearted fun. Yes, the graphics are not fantastic, but once you get about an hour in you really don't notice unless you're being too critical about it, and a game this fun doesn't need good graphics, they are perfectly sufficient.

    I love the mechanics of the gameplay. the sword-fighting/gun-firing/slow-mo/acrobatic action. there are a lot of dynamic abilities that work extremely well and feel rewarding when you do them. Free-running plays a massvie aspect in this game, not like in Brink when you never use it. The only game better than this in free running is Mirror's Edge. There are so many moves in this game: The Vertical Wall Run, Dive, Jump, Slide, Along-Wall Run, Wall Run Turn Jump, Jump at wall - jump off wall, wallrun up people, zipline, swing on poles, wallrun round corners. And you can shoot any weapon while doing any of these moves, in slow motion!!!! some more: slide backwards down ladders, Wall run flip, wall run jump. also, you can chain together moves to get more points!

    Seriously, this game is amazing, it has its issues such as some areas which can be frustrating to complete (The Skydive section, getting golds on some challenges, some rage sections are difficult) but to be honest once you complete the harder parts it's more rewarding and I've never actually rage quitted this game like I have others. Other faults include that sometimes Rubi doesn't grab onto stuff and you fall to your death, but this is a very rare occasion, maybe like once a level at most, but this happened to me alllllll the time in mirror's edge so no one can complain. Lastly, it feels slightly un-polished in some ways, like just a bit more work here and there and it would be truly outstanding. The music and the grainy film effect don't really do anything for me but its cool to be unique.

    This game has everything else you want from a game as well, collectables, challenges, upgrades, Points scores, various level types (Rage, Action/Adventure, "Dodging" sections (there are 2 levels where you jump from car to car and shoot guys and another where you are skydiving), Arena levels, Quick Time Scenes, Shooting Gallery Scenes, Training Levels), also you get new guns as you play-through, the achievements are quite easy but you still need to work to get them (most games have 2 or 3 achievements that are impossible to 99% of people, and most games I have barely 50% of the achievements because they might be multiplayer or just really annoying to get).

    In conclusion I highly recommend this game. Play it with a light-hearted attitude. I don't really pay much attention to the story, I usually stick on the Yog-Pod while playing and have a laugh at that while I'm massacring dozens of helpless bodyguards with my duel shotguns mid air doing a back flip after jumping off some man's face in slow motion.

    Just buy the damn thing, its tonnes of fun and it;s like £5 quid now so its not exactly a massive expense!
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  4. Jan 13, 2020
    6
    I tried the demo for Wet a while back and was impressed, but didn't get around to playing it until recently when I borrowed it from a friend.I tried the demo for Wet a while back and was impressed, but didn't get around to playing it until recently when I borrowed it from a friend.

    A grindhouse-flavored tale of assassin Rubi Malone and her quest for vengeance against a powerful drug syndicate, where Wet often suffers in trial-and-error platforming segments and a few too many quicktime events, it makes up for in highly enjoyable gunplay that reminds one of Max Payne, and a signature trashy-exploitation-film style, with a soundtrack comprised of rocka/psychobilly bands I don't recognize and quality voice work, that makes the game more memorable then it might have been otherwise.

    Interestingly enough, the opening two chapters, the same presented in the demo, are some of the best parts of the game. As you get into the midgame, the action often stalls as you miss jump after jump, and some of the last few gunfights are a tad unbalanced against you. I highly advise fully upgrading your health and the bullet damage of at least your pistols and shotguns before the campaign's end- which by the way, was extremely unsatisfying.

    I feel like if someone could take Rubi, her twin revolvers, sword, and the whole Tarentino/Rodreiguez aesthetic and put her in a more mechanically competent game, they'd have a real winner on their hands.
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  5. Dec 21, 2010
    6
    Third person shooter that does a stellar job mimicking 70's trash movies and featuring one of the coolest heroines ever. Armed with dualThird person shooter that does a stellar job mimicking 70's trash movies and featuring one of the coolest heroines ever. Armed with dual revolvers, a katana, and bullet time whenever she performs acrobatic moves, Rubi Malone shoots and slices thugs like none other. Too bad she only does it for about seven hours and suffers from countless sudden deaths due to failed jumps, slides, or quicktime events. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2014
    4
    Bad controls, repetitive gameplay, a wannabe badass main character, strange visuals, (for my opinion) awful music. I seriously had a hard timeBad controls, repetitive gameplay, a wannabe badass main character, strange visuals, (for my opinion) awful music. I seriously had a hard time finding something i like about this game. Would not recommend it! Expand
  7. Oct 4, 2010
    0
    At the beginning, i thought i was playing a game but shortly afterwards, I saw a movie. A movie that was commonly interrupted by deaths andAt the beginning, i thought i was playing a game but shortly afterwards, I saw a movie. A movie that was commonly interrupted by deaths and crashes. It had so many good ideas, but too many ideas, and not enough of putting them into action. The one thing that i really liked about this games was Rubi's blood rage moments. Very artistic and very original. Other then that, maybe worth a rent, but under no circumstances worth buying. Expand

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