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WET

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
70
2.8
Xbox 360
70
3.0
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Description

Rubi Melone calls herself a problem solver. Others would call her a mercenary. For enough money she does what she's told without asking questions and going over corpses to reach her goals. But one day a guy called Robert Pelham has the guts to double-cross her - a huge mistake. Mad as hell she goes out on a search for vengeance, traveling over several continents and going through hordes and hordes of minions. The whole game is envisioned like a Grindhouse movie with scratches all over the screen, missing scenes, a high amount of blood and gore and a high focus on staged action scenes.

Similar to John Woo presents Stranglehold, WET is a third-person-shooter with a strong focus on acrobatic stunts. While Rubi can kill enemies with her assortment of four different types of weapons (two pistols with unlimited ammo, two shotguns, two machine pistols and two crossbows) just by walking around shooting, she doesn't do much damage that way and is very slow. Instead she needs to jump around, slitter across the flow or walk on the walls which instantly slows down time until she touches the floor again. During these moves she can also use both of her weapons to target one enemy automatically while manually using the crosshair to target another. For every kill she makes she gets points and depending on how fast and how "stylish" she kills enemies, her points multiplier increases up to x5. The multiplier is especially important, since Rubi only regenerates health when her the multiplier is active, making her nearly invulnerable once she reaches and successfully holds x5. The only other way to regenerate health is to drink from whiskey bottles scattered around the levels. Earned points are used to buy new moves or upgrade existing ones as well as her weapons. She also has access to a sword which she uses as a door-opener and to cut down enemies in melee combat.

Besides the normal combat and the action/adventure-like climbing and jumping exercises in-between, there are simple quick-time events for bossfights and other scripted events and the so-called Rage-mode. At certain, pre-defined points in the game, Rubi kills an enemy at close range and gets blood all over her face. This drives her mad and turns the realistic graphics into a red-black-white cartoon-style world. During rage-mode, Rubi is nearly invulnerable, is faster and hits harder - but also has to deal with many many more enemies. Once the player has finished the game, additional difficulty settings are unlocked including an arcade-mode where each enemy can only take one bullet and Rubi also has considerably less health. In addition a points-mode, in which the player can select each level of the story-mode and try to beat his highscore, and Rubi's home are unlocked. At Rubi's home, an abandoned plane-graveyard, several different challenges await the player like getting from A to B in the fastest time possible, or shooting targets for points.

Screenshots

WET PlayStation 3 The real game starts 1 year after at Rubi's residence... a plane scrapyard.
WET PlayStation 3 Drink booze to restore stamina... I know, but it works, and she doesn't even get drunk.
WET Xbox 360 Sliding around, shootin' targets.
WET PlayStation 3 Rubi vision will mark you the objects you can hang on to or otherwise interact with.

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User Reviews

It's like playing a video game at a drive-in theatre! PlayStation 3 Adzuken (702)

The Press Says

GameFocus PlayStation 3 Sep 22, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2009 82 out of 100 82
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Sep 15, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2009 7 out of 10 70
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 14, 2009 6.6 out of 10 66
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 2009 65 out of 100 65
videogamer.com PlayStation 3 Sep 15, 2009 6 out of 10 60
JeuxActu PlayStation 3 Sep 24, 2009 11 out of 20 55

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, all blood and gore effects were removed. Also on various occasions part of the dialogue was removed. Only the voice track was cut; the characters still move their mouth. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

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